|Born||27 January 1924
|Known for||Stage and Film actor|
Edward Atienza was born in 1924, in London, England. His parents were Alvaro Atienza and Dulce Atienza (née Laws). He attended the Sutton Valence School and King's College London. Atienza trained for the stage at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Edward Atienza made his professional stage debut in the role of the Butler in a 1949 production of Up in Mabel's Room. He went on to appear with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company from 1950 through 1954. Atienza made his first appearance in London theatre was in the role of Mole in Toad of Toad Hall at the Prince's Theatre in December 1954. In 1956, Atienza appeared in a musical version of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Atienza made his Broadway debut in a 1957 production of Romanoff and Juliet at the Plymouth Theatre. Atienza also appeared in productions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet on Broadway. He also was in the 1962 Broadway play The Affair. British theatres at which Atienza has appeared include the Queen's Theatre, the Mermaid Theatre, and the Chichester Festival Theatre. He made numerous appearances at Canada's Stratford Festival.
Edward Atienza made his film debut in the 1956 film The Battle of the River Plate. Other films he has appeared in include Sword of Freedom in 1957, the 1961 film adaptation of Romanoff and Juliet, Lock Up Your Daughters in 1969, and Sarah in 1976. Atienza was nominated for 1997 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for his performance on Taking the Falls.