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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), The BFG (2016) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey. See full bio »
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Known For

Match Point
Match Point Eleanor Hewett
(2005)
The BFG
The BFG The Queen
(2016)
Shaun of the Dead
(2004)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Zoo
Denise Austin
 2017 Brexit Shorts: The End (Short)
Helen
 2016 Brief Encounters (TV Series)
Pauline
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Pauline
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Pauline
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Pauline
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Pauline
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Pauline
 2016 The BFG
The Queen
 2010-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Isobel Crawley
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Isobel Crawley
- Episode #6.8 (2015) ... Isobel Crawley
- Episode #6.7 (2015) ... Isobel Crawley
- Episode #6.6 (2015) ... Isobel Crawley
- Episode #6.5 (2015) ... Isobel Crawley
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
Isobel Crawley (segment "Downton Abbey")
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Delia
 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 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jean Ainslie
 2011 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
Mrs. Beddows
- South Riding: Part 1 (2011) ... Mrs. Beddows
 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
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 Margot (TV Movie)
B.Q
 2009 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Carrie Louise Serrocold
- They Do It with Mirrors (2009) ... Carrie Louise Serrocold
 2005-2008 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Harriet Jones
- The Stolen Earth (2008) ... Harriet Jones
- The Christmas Invasion (2005) ... Harriet Jones
- World War Three (2005) ... Harriet Jones
- Aliens of London (2005) ... Harriet Jones
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini-Series)
Mary
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mary
 2007 Half Broken Things (TV Movie)
Jean
 2007 Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video short)
Barbara Poole
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Julie
 2007 Five Days (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Poole
- Day Seventy Nine (2007) ... Barbara Poole
- Day Thirty Three (2007) ... Barbara Poole
- Day Twenty Eight (2007) ... Barbara Poole
- Day Three (2007) ... Barbara Poole
- Day One (2007) ... Barbara Poole
 2006 The History Boys
Mrs. Bibby
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Mrs. Gardiner
 2005 Match Point
Eleanor Hewett
 2005 Falling (TV Movie)
Daisy Langrish
 2004 Shaun of the Dead
Barbara
 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 Bob & Rose (TV Series)
Monica Gossage
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Monica Gossage
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Monica Gossage
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Monica Gossage
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Monica Gossage
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Monica Gossage
 2001 Victoria & Albert (TV Movie)
Princess Mary Louise Victoria, Duchess of Kent
 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 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
White Queen
 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
- The Deep Blue Sea (1994) ... Hester Collyer
 1995 Carrington
Lady Ottoline Morrell
 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
 1984-1989 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Ann Bryce
- Moving On (1989) ... Ann Bryce
- Half an Office (1987) ... Ann Bryce
- Jumping to Conclusions (1987) ... Ann Bryce
- The Footpath (1987) ... Ann Bryce
- Neighbourhood Watch (1987) ... Ann Bryce
 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 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
Beatrix Potter
 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 Mini-Series)
Annie
- Round and Round the Garden (1977) ... 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)
Mrs. Holroyd
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Regan
- King Lear (1975) ... Regan
 1973 The Song of Songs (TV Series)
Lilli Czepanek
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Lilli Czepanek
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Lilli Czepanek
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Lilli Czepanek
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Lilli Czepanek
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Lilli Czepanek
 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 Sullens
- The Sullens Sisters (1972) ... Rachel Sullens
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Lucy
- An Affair of Honour (1972) ... Lucy
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Other Works:

In February 2006, she played "Livia" in Thomas Middleton's "Women Beware Women" at the Swan Theatre, Stratford, for the RSC. 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.

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

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