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Penny Downie


Penny Downie was born in Australia. She was determined to make it overseas and her role in Minder (1979), with George Cole and Dennis Waterman, was her big break. She's never looked back, and is regularly seen in TV work. She was known to have a good ear and able to pick up accents, quickly. Her English accent is flawless today. See full bio »
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 2014 Suspects (TV Series) (pre-production)
Fiona Sullivan
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Fiona Sullivan
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
- Episode #5.1 (2014)
 2014 Siblings (TV Series)
Dr. Barker
- Intern School (2014) ... Dr. Barker
 2010-2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Jessica Boyd / Maisie Padkin
- No Fool Like an Old Fool (2014) ... Jessica Boyd
- Close to Home (2010) ... Maisie Padkin
 2013 Breathless (TV Series)
Penny
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Penny
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Penny
 2013 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Anne Percival
- True Love Waits: Part 2 (2013) ... Anne Percival
 2013 Father Brown (TV Series)
Rev Mother Augustine
- The Bride of Christ (2013) ... Rev Mother Augustine
 2013 Ripper Street (TV Series)
Flora Gable
- The King Came Calling (2013) ... Flora Gable
 2012 Threesome (TV Series)
Judge
- I Don't (2012) ... Judge
 2012 Vera (TV Series)
Veronica
- Silent Voices (2012) ... Veronica
 2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Rachel Mathesson
- Trial (2011) ... Rachel Mathesson
- Crush (2011) ... Rachel Mathesson
 2011 W.E.
Dr. Vargas
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Caroline Monroe
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Caroline Monroe
 2011 Silk (TV Series)
Helen Guthrie
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Helen Guthrie
 2011 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Bonnie Yorke
- Solidarity: Part 2 (2011) ... Bonnie Yorke
- Solidarity: Part 1 (2011) ... Bonnie Yorke
 2009 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Gertrude
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Diane King
- Communal Living (2008) ... Diane King
 2007 The Commander: The Fraudster (TV Movie)
Jane Griffith
 2006 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Frances Cloade
- Taken at the Flood (2006) ... Frances Cloade
 2006 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Moira Blackthorn
- My Daughter, Right or Wrong (2006) ... Moira Blackthorn
 2005 Murder in Rome (TV Movie)
Caecilia
 2005 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorpe
- The Lovers: Part 1 (2005) ... Mrs. Thorpe
 2005 All About George (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Evelyn
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Evelyn
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Evelyn
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Evelyn
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Evelyn
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Zenith
- Golden Oldies (2005) ... Zenith
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
Ruth
 2005 Falling (TV Movie)
Hazel
 2005 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Caecilia
- Murder in Rome (2005) ... Caecilia
 2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (TV Movie)
Judith Massingham
 2004 MI-5 (TV Series)
Prosecution QC
- Episode #3.6 (2004) ... Prosecution QC (uncredited)
 2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Tessa Jellicoe
- If Wishes Were Horses (2004) ... Dr. Tessa Jellicoe
 2003 Byron (TV Movie)
Lady Judith Milbanke
 2003 Trust (TV Series)
Anita Matteo
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Anita Matteo
 2001 The Cazalets (TV Series)
Sid
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Sid
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Sid
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Sid
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Sid
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Sid
 1999 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosalind McEnery
- Previous Convictions (1999) ... Mrs. Rosalind McEnery
 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie)
Aileen Longden
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Katerina
 1998 A Certain Justice (TV Series)
Venetia Aldridge
 1997 Food of Love
Mary
 1997 The Ice House (TV Movie)
Phoebe Maybury
 1996 Madson (TV Series)
Anderton
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Anderton
 1995 The Governor (TV Series)
Christina Knatchbull
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Christina Knatchbull
 1994 Paradise (TV Movie)
Linda
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Nurse Wendy Hazlitt
- Deadly Slumber (1993) ... Nurse Wendy Hazlitt
 1992 Underbelly (TV Series)
Barbara Manning
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Barbara Manning
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Barbara Manning
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Barbara Manning
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Barbara Manning
 1991 Stanley and the Women (TV Mini-Series)
Susan Duke
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
Sheila
- Ex (1991) ... Sheila
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Kate Miskin
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Inspector Kate Miskin
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Inspector Kate Miskin
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Inspector Kate Miskin
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Inspector Kate Miskin
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Inspector Kate Miskin
 1988 Campaign (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Copeland
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Sarah Copeland
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Sarah Copeland
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Sarah Copeland
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Sarah Copeland
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Sarah Copeland
 1987 Lionheart
Madelaine
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Barbara Dashley
- Powerline (1986) ... Barbara Dashley
 1985 Wetherby
Chrissie
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Dee Rogers
- If Money Be the Food of Love, Play On (1984) ... Dee Rogers
 1983 Learned Friends (TV Series)
 1982 Crosstalk
Cindy
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Miranda
- George and the Hooker ... Miranda
 1977 The Box (TV Series)
Ronnie Heatherton
- Episode #1.335 (1977) ... Ronnie Heatherton
- Episode #1.128 (1977) ... Ronnie Heatherton
 1976 The Sullivans (TV Series)
Patty Spencer Sullivan
 1967 Bellbird (TV Series)
Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
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(July, August 2007 - The Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, UK) (September, October 2007 - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Plays Penelope in the "The Penelopiad" play by Margaret Atwood, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo. A National Arts Centre English Theatre Company (Canada) production in association ... See more »

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