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Eileen Reynolds

(Anne Stallybrass)

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About the character

Eileen is Kate's aunt, who brought her up. Eileen came to live with Nick shortly after Kate's death, and keeps house for him while looking after baby Katie.
She cares deeply for Katie, and recently (Season 6) turned down a marriage proposal from wartime friend Antonin because it would have meant leaving her behind.
Eileen's marriage to Kate's uncle seems to have been quite unhappy; we know that he was unfaithful to her, and that this affected Kate deeply.
Eileen approves of Nick's relationship with Jo, but seems to worry sometimes about where she (Eileen) will fit in with Jo's long-term plans.

Thank heavens they cut her hair!

About the actor

Born in 1940, Anne's TV credits include The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and The Mayor of Casterbridge. More forgettably (!), she played Queen Elizabeth II in 1993's Diana: Her True Story.

Anne has also appeared in episodes of The Sweeney and Midsomer Murders.

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