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Penelope Keith


Penelope Keith was born on April 2, 1940 in Sutton, Surrey, England as Penelope Anne Constance Hatfield. She is an actress, known for Teletubbies (1997), Good Neighbors (1975) and To the Manor Born (1979). She has been married to Rodney Timson since February 6, 1978. They have two children. See full bio »
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Known For

Teletubbies
Teletubbies The Bear
(1997)
Good Neighbors
Good Neighbors Margo Leadbetter
(1975-1978)
To the Manor Born
To the Manor Born Audrey fforbes-Hamilton / Audrey DeVere
(1979-2007)
Next of Kin
Next of Kin Maggie
(1995-1997)

Filmography

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 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh (uncredited)
 1979-2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton / Audrey DeVere
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... Audrey DeVere
- Back to the Manor (1981) ... Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
- Connections in High Places (1981) ... Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
- Cosmetics (1981) ... Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
- Birds Vs. Bees (1981) ... Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
 2006 The Secret Show (TV Series)
Nana Poo-Poo
- Commando Babies (2006) ... Nana Poo-Poo (voice)
 2003 Margery and Gladys (TV Movie)
Margery Heywood
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Louise
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Aunt Louise
 1997 Teletubbies (TV Series)
The Bear
- See-Saw (1997) ... The Bear (voice)
 1995-1997 Next of Kin (TV Series)
Maggie
- Episode #3.8 (1997) ... Maggie
- Episode #3.7 (1997) ... Maggie
- Episode #3.6 (1997) ... Maggie
- Episode #3.5 (1997) ... Maggie
- Episode #3.4 (1997) ... Maggie
 1995 Flight of the Amazon Queen (Video Game)
Temple Guardian (voice)
 1994 Law and Disorder (TV Series)
Phillippa Troy
- Safe as Houses (1994) ... Phillippa Troy
- The Cannibal (1994) ... Phillippa Troy
- A Slip of the Pen (1994) ... Phillippa Troy
- A Night to Remember (1994) ... Phillippa Troy
- One for the Album (1994) ... Phillippa Troy
 1993 La Treizième voiture (TV Movie)
Aunt Tanya
 1993 Souris souris (TV Series) (English version, voice)
 1992/I Aladdin (Video)
Madam Dim Sum (voice)
 1990-1992 No Job for a Lady (TV Series)
Jean Price
- Lobby Terms (1992) ... Jean Price
- What Care? What Compensation? (1992) ... Jean Price
- I'd Like to See You Do It (1992) ... Jean Price
- Sugar & Spice (1992) ... Jean Price
- A Bed for the Night (1992) ... Jean Price
 1989-1992 Woof! (TV Series)
Miss Robson
- Dad's Birthday (1992) ... Miss Robson
- The Moneyspinner (1989) ... Miss Robson
 1992/I Beauty and the Beast (Video)
Madame Bonbec (voice)
 1991 La souris du Père Noël (TV Short) (English version, voice)
 1986-1988 Executive Stress (TV Series)
Caroline Fielding
- Episode #3.6 (1988) ... Caroline Fielding
- Episode #3.5 (1988) ... Caroline Fielding
- Episode #3.4 (1988) ... Caroline Fielding
- Episode #3.3 (1988) ... Caroline Fielding
- Episode #3.2 (1988) ... Caroline Fielding
 1984-1987 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Dora the Driver
- Fishy Tale (1987) ... Dora the Driver
- Surprise (1986) ... Dora the Driver
- The Camping Holiday (1986) ... Dora the Driver
- The Pet Show (1986) ... Dora the Driver
- Breakdown (1986) ... Dora the Driver
 1985 Moving (TV Series)
Sarah Gladwyn
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Sarah Gladwyn
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Sarah Gladwyn
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Sarah Gladwyn
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Sarah Gladwyn
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Sarah Gladwyn
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Judith Bliss
 1983 Waters of the Moon (TV Movie)
Helen Lancaster
 1983 Sweet Sixteen (TV Series)
Helen Morgan / Helen Walker
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Helen Morgan
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Helen Morgan
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Helen Morgan
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Helen Walker
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Helen Walker
 1982 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
 1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Maria Wislack
- On Approval (1982) ... Maria Wislack
 1981 Priest of Love
The Honourable Dorothy Brett
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Lady Driver
 1978 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Beatrice
 1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Massage Receptionist
 1975-1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Margo Leadbetter
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... Margo Leadbetter
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... Margo Leadbetter
- Anniversary (1977) ... Margo Leadbetter
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... Margo Leadbetter
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... Margo Leadbetter
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah
- Round and Round the Garden (1977) ... Sarah
- Table Manners (1977) ... Sarah
- Living Together (1977) ... Sarah
 1977 Cottage to Let (TV Series)
Peggy Rodway
- Saving It for Albie (1977) ... Peggy Rodway
 1977 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Day Posy Bates Made History (1977) ... Reader
 1976 Private Lives (TV Movie)
Amanda Prynne
 1976 Seven Nights in Japan
Mrs. Hollander (voice)
 1975 Two's Company (TV Series)
Mrs. Philips
- The Patient (1975) ... Mrs. Philips
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Hittaway
- Part Fourteen (1974) ... Mrs. Hittaway
- Part Thirteen (1974) ... Mrs. Hittaway
 1974 Ghost Story
Rennie
 1973 Penny Gold
Miss. Hartridge
 1972 Rentadick
Reporter
 1970-1972 Kate (TV Series)
Wenda Padbury
- Back to Square One (1972) ... Wenda Padbury
- A Nice Rest (1972) ... Wenda Padbury
- Accidents Will Happen (1972) ... Wenda Padbury
- The Woman Behind the Man (1972) ... Wenda Padbury
- Moonlight and Roses (1972) ... Wenda Padbury
 1970 Every Home Should Have One
Lotte von Gelbstein
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Angela Frampton
- The Dinner Party (1969) ... Angela Frampton
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Housekeeper
 1969 A Touch of Love
Nurse (uncredited)
 1965-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Audrey Long / Nanny Brown / Bride
- Take Me to Your Leader (1969) ... Audrey Long
- Something Nasty in the Nursery (1967) ... Nanny Brown (credit only)
- The Murder Market (1965) ... Bride (uncredited)
 1969 Take a Girl Like You
Tory Lady
 1968 Secret Ceremony
Hotel Assistant (uncredited)
 1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Daisy
- Wild, Wild Women (1968) ... Daisy
 1968 Wild, Wild Women (TV Series)
Daisy
- Pilot (1968) ... Daisy
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Betty Brogan
 1966-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Iris Bedford / Miss Willy Williams
- Play Now Pay Later (1967) ... Miss Willy Williams
- A Step in the Right Direction (1966) ... Miss Willy Williams
- Episode #1.883 (1966) ... Iris Bedford
- Episode #1.882 (1966) ... Iris Bedford
- Episode #1.881 (1966) ... Iris Bedford
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
W.P.C. Ritchie
- The Ice-Cream Man (1966) ... W.P.C. Ritchie
- The Kneeling Man (1966) ... W.P.C. Ritchie
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Waitress
- Find the Lady (1966) ... Waitress
 1965-1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Helen / The waitress
- The Small Hours (1966) ... Helen
- A Cure for Tin Ear (1965) ... The waitress
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Lady Winnie
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Lady Winnie
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Lady Pandora Brewster
- There Is a Happy Land... (1965) ... Lady Pandora Brewster
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Morgue Girl
- Rupert (1965) ... Morgue Girl
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Miss Nash
- A Fine Art (1965) ... Miss Nash
 1962 Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series)
Eileen
- Episode #2.14 (1962) ... Eileen
 1957 The Army Game (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Yves Jamiaque's play, "Monsieur Amilcare," in a Chichester Festival Production at the Minerva Studio Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Keith Michell, Ben Aris, and Jean Kent in the cast. Tim Luscombe was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penelope Keith CBE | Dame Penelope Keith

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was very tall and very plain - I wasn't going to get very far on looks - so I thought I'd better be the funny girl. See more »

Trivia:

She appears briefly in Radox 'party' advertisement as The Mother. See more »

Trademark:

She is best known for playing smart British ladies in British comedies

Star Sign:

Aries

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