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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 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). 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)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(2011)
Shaun of the Dead
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Guernsey (filming)
 2017 Zoo (post-production)
Denise Austin
 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
 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 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
 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 Three (2007) ... Barbara Poole
- Day One (2007) ... Barbara Poole
 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 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 Mini-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 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:

She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production and at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Nigel Terry, John Light, Justine Waddell, Richard Pasco, and Richard Johnson in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. 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 was once married to Ian Holm, who played Frodo Baggins in a BBC Radio 4 dramatization of The Lord of the Rings. In Shaun of the Dead (2004), her husband is played by Bill Nighy, who played Sam Gamgee opposite Holm in the same Radio 4 production. Also appearing in the film was Martin Freeman, who played the younger version of Holm's Bilbo Baggins. See more »

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