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Penelope Wilton

Actress
Female
Born Jun 3, 1946

Penelope Alice Wilton, OBE is an English actress of stage, film and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles. She has also appeared in Doctor Who and the period drama Downton Abbey. She has twice won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award. Wilton has been married to two distinguished actors, Daniel Massey and Ian Holm.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on June 3, 1946.

TWENTIES

1972 26 Years Old Her television acting career began in 1972, playing Vivie Warren in Mrs. Warren's Profession opposite Robert Powell. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old Between 1975 and 1984, Wilton was married to the actor Daniel Massey. … Read More

THIRTIES

1984 38 Years Old However she did not become a household name until she appeared with Richard Briers in the 1984 BBC situation comedy, Ever Decreasing Circles, which ran for five years. … Read More

FORTIES

1991 45 Years Old In 1991 Wilton married Sir Ian Holm (in 1998, after he was knighted, she became Lady Holm) and they appeared together as Pod and Homily in the BBC's 1993 adaptation of The Borrowers. They were divorced in 2001.

FIFTIES

2004 58 Years Old …  In 2004, she was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama.
2005 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Wilton guest starred as Harriet Jones for two episodes in the BBC's revival of the popular TV science-fiction series Doctor Who. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 62 Years Old She was the castaway on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in April 2008.
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2012 and February 2013, she was the narrator in Lin Coghlan's dramatisation of "The Cazalets" (Elizabeth Jane Howard) broadcast on BBC Radio.
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