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Penelope Wilton


Penelope Wilton was born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England as Penelope Alice Wilton. She is an actress, known for Match Point (2005), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey. See full bio »
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 2016 The BFG (post-production)
The Queen
 2015 Pixels
Prime Minister (uncredited)
 2013 Belle
Lady Mary Murray
 2012 The Girl (TV Movie)
Peggy Robertson
 2011-2012 North by Northamptonshire (TV Series)
Mary
- Six (2012) ... Mary
- Five (2011) ... Mary
- Four (2011) ... Mary
- Three (2011) ... Mary
- One (2011) ... Mary
 2011 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Beddows
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Mrs. Beddows
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Mrs. Beddows
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Mrs. Beddows
 2010 My Family (TV Series)
Rosemary
- Wheelie Ben (2010) ... Rosemary
 2009 Margot (TV Movie)
B.Q
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini-Series)
Mary
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mary
 2007 Half Broken Things (TV Movie)
Jean
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Julie
 2005 Falling (TV Movie)
Daisy Langrish
 2004 Calendar Girls: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Ruth
 2003 Calendar Girls
Ruth
 2003 Lucky Jim (TV Movie)
Celia Welch
 2001/I Iris
Janet Stone
 2001 The Whistle-Blower (TV Movie)
Heather Graham
 2000 Rockaby (TV Short)
Old Woman
 1999 Gooseberries Don't Dance (Short)
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Hamley
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mrs. Hamley (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mrs. Hamley
 1999 Tom's Midnight Garden
Aunt Melbourne
 1999 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Barbara Watkins
- Time of Need (1999) ... Barbara Watkins
 1998 Talking Heads 2 (TV Mini-Series)
Rosemary
- Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1998) ... Rosemary
 1998 This Could Be the Last Time (TV Movie)
Marjorie
 1994-1995 Performance (TV Series)
Beth / Hester Collyer
- Landscape (1995) ... Beth
 1993 The Return of the Borrowers (TV Series)
Homily
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Homily
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Homily
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Homily
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Homily
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Homily
 1993 The Secret Rapture
Marion French
 1992 The Borrowers (TV Mini-Series)
Homily
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Homily
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Homily
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Homily
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Homily
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Homily
 1992 Screaming (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.7 (1992) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Beatrice
 1992 Blame It on the Bellboy
Patricia Fulford
 1990 4 Play (TV Series)
Julia
- Madly in Love (1990) ... Julia
 1987 Cry Freedom
Wendy Woods
 1986 The Monocled Mutineer (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Angela Forbes
- When the Hurly-Burly's Done (1986) ... Lady Angela Forbes
- Before the Shambles (1986) ... Lady Angela Forbes
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Angela Lane
- Good as New (1986) ... Angela Lane
 1986 Clockwise
Pat
 1984 Singleton's Pluck
Alice Singleton
 1982 King Lear (TV Movie)
Regan
 1980-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Virginia Carlion / Helen
- Country (1981) ... Virginia Carlion
- Pasmore (1980) ... Helen
 1981 Othello (TV Movie)
Desdemona
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Series)
Annie
- Table Manners (1977) ... Annie
- Living Together (1977) ... Annie
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Journalist
- Able's Will (1977) ... Journalist
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Mrs. Wilson
 1976 Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (TV Movie)
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Regan
- King Lear (1975) ... Regan
 1973 The Pearcross Girls (TV Series)
Helen Charlesworth / Anna Pearcross / Lottie Merchant / ...
- Sad Helen (1973) ... Helen Charlesworth
- Anna All Alone (1973) ... Anna Pearcross
- Large Lottie (1973) ... Lottie Merchant
- Sweet Julia (1973) ... Julia Pearcross
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Vivie Warren
- Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972) ... Vivie Warren
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Sullen
- The Sullens Sisters (1972) ... Rachel Sullen
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Lucy
- An Affair of Honour (1972) ... Lucy
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Other Works:

In 1981, she played "Ann" in George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman" at the National Theatre Olivier. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penelope Winton
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Personal Quote:

I didn't come into the business till the late sixties but I've seen a lot of changes in the 35 years since. Mostly I mourn the demise of the repertory companies - that's a very sad thing from the point of view of the training of actors.

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She has been acclaimed by theatre critic Michael Billington as having an "extraordinary quality of moral authority" and "carries weight and substance behind everything she says". See more »

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Gemini

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