Evans stood since the beginning of the 20th Century on the theater stages of Great Britain and played in the course of their career all the great roles that are housed in the theater. For the film, she was only little to inspire. While she played with 1915 and 1916 in silent films. Her first role in the sound film, however, it took until the age of 61 years 1949th For her role in Whispering Walls (1966), she received the 1967 Silver Bear at the Berlinale 1967, 1968 one Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. For her contribution to the arts, she was elevated to the peerage in 1946 and was allowed to call themselves now Dame Edith Evans.