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Penelope Wilton

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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% The BFG
  • The Queen
2016
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jean Ainslie
2015
83% Belle
  • Lady Mary Murray
2014
No Score Yet The Girl
  • Peggy Robertson
2012
78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jean Ainslie
2012
No Score Yet Margot
  • B.Q.
2009
No Score Yet Half Broken Things
  • Jean
2007
No Score Yet Five Days
  • Actor
2007
65% The History Boys
  • Mrs. Bibby
2006
77% Match Point
  • Eleanor Hewett
2005
85% Pride and Prejudice
  • Mrs. Gardiner
2005
92% Shaun of the Dead
  • Barbara
2004
74% Calendar Girls
  • Ruth
2003
79% Iris
  • Janet
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
50% 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
20% Blame It on the Bellboy
  • Patricia Fulford
1992
81% Cry Freedom
  • Wendy Woods
1987
No Score Yet Clockwise
  • Pat Garden
1986
No Score Yet Singleton's Pluck
  • Alice Singleton
1984
No Score Yet King Lear
  • Regan
1982
76% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
2010
  • Isobel Crawley
50% South Riding
2011
  • Mrs. Beddows
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mrs. Beddows Carrie Louise Serrocold Celia Welch Isobel Crawley Mrs. Hamley
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Isobel Crawley
88% Doctor Who
2006-2016
  • Harriet Jones
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor

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