Penelope Wilton

Actor
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Dame Penelope Alice Wilton 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 Isobel Crawley in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2010–15). read more

Dame Penelope Alice Wilton 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 Isobel Crawley in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2010–15). She also played the recurring role of Harriet Jones in Doctor Who (2005–08).

Birth Name

Penelope Alice Wilton

Born

Monday, 03 June 1946

Actress Filmography

Downton Abbey: A New Era Isobel Merton 2022
Operation Mincemeat Hester Leggett 2022
Summerland Older Alice 2020
Eternal Beauty Vivian 2019
Downton Abbey Isobel Merton 2019
After Life Anne Pearson, Anne 2019
Zoo Denise Austin 2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Amelia Maugery 2018
Our Friend Victoria Performer 2017
Brief Encounters Pauline 2016
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Downton Abbey: A New Era Isobel Merton 2022
Operation Mincemeat Hester Leggett 2022
Summerland Older Alice 2020
Eternal Beauty Vivian 2019
Downton Abbey Isobel Merton 2019
After Life Anne Pearson, Anne 2019
Zoo Denise Austin 2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Amelia Maugery 2018
Our Friend Victoria Performer 2017
Brief Encounters Pauline 2016
The BFG The Queen 2016
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie 2015
Belle: The Story Lady Mary Murray 2014
Belle: The History Behind the Painting Lady Mary Murray 2014
Fifty Years on Stage Delia / Self / Delia (segment "Bedroom Farce") 2013
Belle Lady Mary Murray 2013
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited Harriet Jones 2013
The Girl Peggy Robertson 2012
CBS This Morning Self - Guest 2012
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie 2011
South Riding Mrs Beddows 2011
The Many Faces of... Ruth 2010
Downton Abbey Isobel Crawley 2010
Margot B.Q. / B.Q 2009
Doctor Who Greatest Moments Harriet Jones 2009
The Passion Mary 2008
Half Broken Things Jean 2007
Celebration Julie 2007
Five Days Barbara Poole 2007
The History Boys Mrs. Bibby 2006
Match Point Eleanor Hewett 2005
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Gardiner 2005
Doctor Who Harriet Jones 2005
Falling Daisy Languish / Daisy Langrish 2005
Agatha Christie's Marple Carrie Louise Serrocold 2004
Who Do You Think You Are? Ruth 2004
Shaun of the Dead Barbara 2004
Calendar Girls Ruth 2003
Comedy Connections Self 2003
Iris Janet Stone 2001
Bob & Rose Monica Gossage 2001
The Whistle-Blower Heather Graham 2001
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings Mrs. Cratchit 2000
My Family Rosemary 2000
Wives and Daughters Mrs. Hamley 1999
Loose Women Herself 1999
Tom's Midnight Garden Aunt Melbourne 1999
The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka: The Mystery of Chopin Delfina / Paulina 1999
Alice Through the Looking Glass White Queen 1998
Classified X Self 1998
Carrington Lady Ottoline Morrell 1995
Kavanagh QC Barbara Watkins 1995
Ken Dodd: An Audience with Ken Dodd Self - Audience Member 1994
The Return of the Borrowers Homily 1993
The Secret Rapture Marion French 1993
The Borrowers Homily 1992
Blame It on the Bellboy Patricia Fulford 1992
Performance Beth, Hester Collyer 1991
Cry Freedom Wendy Woods 1987
The Monocled Mutineer Lady Angela Forbes 1986
Clockwise Pat / Pat Garden 1986
Singleton's Pluck Alice Singleton 1985
C.A.T.S. Eyes Angela Lane 1985
Ever Decreasing Circles 1984
The French Lieutenant's Woman Sonia 1981
The Norman Conquests Annie 1977
Joseph Andrews Mrs. Wilton / Mrs. Wilson 1977
Arena Herself - Narrator (voice), Herself, Various Characters, Herself - Narrator 1975
Country Matters Rachel Sullens 1972
Play for Today Helen, Virginia Carlion 1970
BBC Play of the Month Regan 1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre Lucy, The Editor's Secretary 1965
This Is Your Life Self 1955
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