Barbara Atkinson, British actress, Died at 88

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Barbara Atkinson, born January 8, 1926, and died on January 1, 2015.

She was an English actress from Manchester.

Atkinson first professional appearance was at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in December 1945.

She appeared in various television episodes from 1965 onward.

Atkinson was born in Manchester to Charles Stuart Atkinson and Dorothy Carol (nee Lyons) Atkinson.

She was educated in Châtelard and trained for the stage at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

She made her first professional stage appearance at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in December 1945 in the role of Mr. Fox in Toad of Toad Hall.

Atkinson early career also included repertory work in such towns as Swindon, Wigan, and Wednesbury.

She made her debut West End theatre performance in the role of Mary Williams in Serious Charge at the Garrick Theatre in February 1955.

Atkinson went on to do more repertory work in such towns as Oxford, Birmingham, and Nottingham.

She appeared with the National Theatre Company for the 1969-70 season as “Mincing” in The Way of the World.

In 1978, She appeared at the Greenwich Theatre as Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband.

Barbara has appeared on several television shows since 1965.

Her first television performance was in an episode of The Wednesday Play in 1965.

Barbara Atkinson went on to portray Miss Fellowes in the 1974 television adaptation of William Somerset Maugham’s novel Cakes and Ale.

Her most recent television performance was in a 1998 episode of The Bill.

Actress Barbara Atkinson passed away on New Year’s Day January 2015, one week before her 89th birthday, from undisclosed causes.

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