Penelope Alice Wilton

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Penelope Alice Wilton

Birthplace: North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Clifford William Wilton and Alice Wilton
Ex-wife of Daniel Massey and Sir Ian Holm
Mother of <private> (Wilton)
Sister of <private> Massey (Wilton)

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Gene Daniell
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Immediate Family

    • ex-husband
    • <private> (Wilton)
    • ex-husband
    • mother
    • <private> Massey (Wilton)
    • <private> Cuthbert
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Holm
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Holm
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Holm (Cuthbert)
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Holm
      ex-husband's child

About Penelope Alice Wilton

Dame Penelope Alice Wilton, DBE[1] (born 3 June 1946) is an English actress. She is known for starring opposite Richard Briers in the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89); playing Homily in The Borrowers (1992) and The Return of the Borrowers (1993); and for her role as the widowed Mrs Isobel Crawley (later Isobel Grey, Baroness Merton) in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2010–15). She also played the recurring role of Harriet Jones in Doctor Who (2005–08).

Wilton has had an extensive career on stage, receiving six Olivier Award nominations. She was nominated for Man and Superman (1981), The Secret Rapture (1988), The Deep Blue Sea (1994), John Gabriel Borkman (2008) and The Chalk Garden (2009), before winning the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Actress for Taken at Midnight. Her film appearances include Clockwise (1986), Cry Freedom (1987), Calendar Girls (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Match Point (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), The Girl (2012) and The BFG (2016).

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Penelope Alice Wilton's Timeline

June 3, 1946
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom