Penny Downie


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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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Known For

Invictus Mrs. Pienaar
(2009)
Jackie Janet Lee
(2016)
London Has Fallen Home Secretary Rose Kenter
(2016)
The House of Mirth Judy Trenor
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017-2021 Back (TV Series)
Ellen
- Episode #2.6 (2021) ... Ellen
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... Ellen
- Episode #2.4 (2021) ... Ellen
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... Ellen
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... Ellen
 2019-2020 The Crown (TV Series)
Duchess of Gloucester
- The Hereditary Principle (2020) ... Duchess of Gloucester
- Fairytale (2020) ... Duchess of Gloucester
- Gold Stick (2020) ... Duchess of Gloucester
- War (2020) ... Duchess of Gloucester
- Cri de Coeur (2019) ... Duchess of Gloucester
 2019 Absentia (TV Series)
Valerie Chandris
- Guilty (2019) ... Valerie Chandris
- Madness (2019) ... Valerie Chandris
- Casualties (2019) ... Valerie Chandris
 2019 The Lovecraft Investigations (Podcast Series)
Barbara
- The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (2019) ... Barbara
 2017/I Breathe
Tid
 2016/V Jackie
Janet Lee
 2016 The Secret Agent (TV Mini Series)
Lady Blackwood
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Lady Blackwood
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Lady Blackwood
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Lady Blackwood
 2016 Houdini and Doyle (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Sulzbach
- The Maggie's Redress (2016) ... Mrs. Sulzbach
 2016 London Has Fallen
Home Secretary Rose Kenter
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Lady Sinderby
- A Moorland Holiday (2014) ... Lady Sinderby
- Episode #5.8 (2014) ... Lady Sinderby
- Episode #5.7 (2014) ... Lady Sinderby
- Episode #5.6 (2014) ... Lady Sinderby
 2014 Siblings (TV Series)
Dr. Barker
- Intern School (2014) ... Dr. Barker (as Pennie Downie)
 2010-2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Jessica Boyd / Maisie Padkin
- No Fool Like an Old Fool (2014) ... Jessica Boyd
- Close to Home (2010) ... Maisie Padkin
 2014 Suspects (TV Series)
Fiona Sullivan
- Alone (2014) ... Fiona Sullivan
 2013 Breathless (TV Mini Series)
Penny
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Penny
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Penny
 2013 Girl on a Bicycle
Margaret
 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 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
 2009 Invictus
Mrs. Pienaar
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Diane King
- Communal Living (2008) ... Diane King
 2007 The Commander: The Fraudster (TV Movie)
Jane Griffith
 2006-2007 New Street Law (TV Series)
Honor Scammel / Honor Scammell
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... Honor Scammell
- Episode #2.5 (2007) ... Honor Scammel
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... Honor Scammel
- Episode #2.3 (2007) ... Honor Scammel
- Episode #2.2 (2007) ... Honor Scammel
 2006 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 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
- Persephone (2004) ... Prosecution QC
 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 Mini 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
 2000 The House of Mirth
Judy Trenor
 1999 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosalind McEnery
- Previous Convictions (1999) ... Mrs. Rosalind McEnery
 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie)
Aileen
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Katerina
 1998 A Certain Justice (TV Series)
Venetia Aldridge
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Venetia Aldridge
 1997 Food of Love
Mary
 1997 The Ice House (TV Mini Series)
Phoebe Maybury
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Phoebe Maybury
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... 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 Stages (TV Series)
Linda
- Paradise (1994) ... 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
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Susan Duke
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Susan Duke
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Susan Duke
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... 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 The Sullivans (TV Series)
Patty Spencer Sullivan
- Episode dated 25 November 1982 (1982) ... Patty Spencer Sullivan
 1982 Crosstalk
Cindy
 1980 Prisoner (TV Series)
Kerry Vincent
- Episode #2.44 (1980) ... Kerry Vincent
- Episode #2.43 (1980) ... Kerry Vincent
- Episode #2.42 (1980) ... Kerry Vincent
- Episode #2.40 (1980) ... Kerry Vincent
- Episode #2.39 (1980) ... Kerry Vincent
 1979-1980 Cop Shop (TV Series)
Sherry Raymond / Wendy Green / Gillian Croft
- Episode #1.258 (1980) ... Wendy Green
- Episode #1.192 (1980) ... Sherry Raymond
- Episode #1.191 (1980) ... Sherry Raymond
- Episode #1.170 (1979) ... Gillian Croft
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Miranda
- George and the Hooker ... Miranda
 1977 The Box (TV Series)
Ronnie Heatherton
- Episode #1.335 (1977) ... Ronnie Heatherton
 1976 Bellbird (TV Series)
Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
- Handouts and Hard Work (1976) ... Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
- Which Way Does the Signpost Point? (1976) ... Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
- Time to Pause (1976) ... Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
- Paying Guests (1976) ... Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
- A View from the Other Side (1976) ... Kelly Jamison (1976-1977)
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Plantagenets," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ralph Fiennes, David Calder, Oliver Cotton, Joanne Pearce, Anton Lesser, and David Waller in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Pennie Downie

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