Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton

Highest Rated: 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Lowest Rated: 19% Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

Birthday: Jun 3, 1946

Birthplace: Not Available

Has dyslexia. Attended a convent boarding school.  Made her West End debut in John Osborne's West of Suez opposite Ralph Richardson in 1971; and has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre Company. Became a household name in England in the mid-1980s due to her work on the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles. Honored with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004; elevated to a Dame in 2016. Bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Hull in North Yorkshire, England, in 2012.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% Downton Abbey Isobel Crawley 2019
No Score Yet Eternal Beauty Actor 2019
88% Zoo Denise Austin 2018
81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Amelia Maugery 2018
75% The BFG The Queen $55.5M 2016
65% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie $39M 2015
84% Belle Lady Mary Murray $8.8M 2014
No Score Yet The Girl Peggy Robertson 2012
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie $46.4M 2012
No Score Yet Margot B.Q. 2009
No Score Yet Half Broken Things Jean 2007
No Score Yet Five Days Actor 2007
66% The History Boys Mrs. Bibby $2.6M 2006
76% Match Point Eleanor Hewett $23.2M 2005
86% Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Gardiner $38.3M 2005
92% Shaun of the Dead Barbara $13.5M 2004
74% Calendar Girls Ruth $31M 2003
79% Iris Janet $5.4M 2001
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert Duchess of Kent 2001
No Score Yet Tom's Midnight Garden Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka Delfina/Paulina 1999
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass White Queen 1998
54% Carrington Lady Ottoline Morrell 1995
No Score Yet Borrowers Homily 1994
No Score Yet The Secret Rapture Marion French 1993
No Score Yet Return of the Borrowers Homily Clock 1993
19% Blame It on the Bellboy Patricia Fulford 1992
78% Cry Freedom Wendy Woods 1987
80% Clockwise Pat Garden 1986
No Score Yet Singleton's Pluck Alice Singleton 1984
No Score Yet King Lear Regan 1982
78% The French Lieutenant's Woman Sonia 1981
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews Mrs. Wilson 1977
No Score Yet King Lear Regan 1975
No Score Yet Mrs. Warren's Profession Vivie 1972

TV

Credit
71% After Life
2019
2020
2019
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
Isobel Crawley 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
2010
Isobel Crawley 2016
2015
2014
2013
2011
2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mrs. Beddows Carrie Louise Serrocold Celia Welch Isobel Crawley Mrs. Hamley 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2002
2001
1986
1983
No Score Yet My Family
2000-2011
2011
50% South Riding
2011
Mrs. Beddows 2011
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
2009
94% Doctor Who
2006
Harriet Jones 2008
2006

QUOTES FROM Penelope Wilton CHARACTERS

Graham Dashwood says: Good evening, Mrs. Ainslie. You have a good day? What did you get up to?

Jean Ainslie says: Well, I started in my bedroom where I spent a happy couple of hours giving all the cockroaches names. And then after lunch, that will long have a place in my heartburn, I came out here and stared blindly at a book waiting for someone - anyone - to rescue me. And how glad I am it was you.

Jean Ainslie says: Are you insane? Avoid all food not from a reputable vendor. It'll be washed in impure water.

Douglas Ainslie says: It's just a sandwich.

Jean Ainslie says: Oh, marvelous. Then I'll have ham, cheese, and streptococcus. Or perhaps bacteria, lettuce, and tomato.

Douglas Ainslie says: Would you like some of this? I believe it's called aloo ka paratha.

Muriel Donnelly says: No, if I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.

Jean Ainslie says: As long as such a fall happens to occur right next to the panic button.

Shaun says: Mum, it's Philip, he's gone.

Barbara says: Where's he gone?

Shaun says: Mum, he's dead.

Barbara says: No, he isn't.

Jean Ainslie says: And home in time for our 40th wedding anniversary. We haven't quite decided how to mark the occasion.

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute silence.

Jean Ainslie says: How can you bear this country? What do you see, that I don't?

Graham Dashwood says: The light, colors, smiles; it teaches me something.

Jean Ainslie says: twenty years in the civil service and this is what we can afford.

Jean Ainslie says: Thirty years in the civil service and this is what we can afford?

Jean Ainslie says: It's our 40th anniversary , we haven't decided quite how to mark it.

Jean Ainslie says: It's our 40th anniversary, we haven't decided quite how to mark it.

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute of silence

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute of silence.

Graham Dashwood says: I'm gay.

Jean Ainslie says: As in " happy" ?

Jean Ainslie says: As in 'happy'?

Jean Ainslie says: If I wanted your opinion, I would give it to you.

Jean Ainslie says: Are we married? Have we met?

Jean Ainslie says: When I want your opinion I'll give it to you!

Barbara says: My, how you've grown!

Ed says: Yeah, you'd better believe it.

Barbara says: It's been a funny kind of day hasn't it?

Barbara says: They were a bit bitey.

Barbara says: [over the phone] Well they were a bit... bitey.