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Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton has worked with some of Britain's most accomplished directors both on stage and screen, including Richard Eyre, Jonathan Miller, Peter Hall, Karel Reisz and Harold Pinter. Best known for her stage work, she has starred in several acclaimed films including the Academy Award-winning Iris, directed by Richard Eyre, Christopher Hampton's Carrington, Howard Davies' The Secret Rapture, Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom and Karel Reisz' The French Lieutenant's Woman.

On stage, she has starred in Afterplay at the Gielgud, London, Little Foxes at the Donmar, Heartbreak House at the Almeida, A Kind of Alaska at the Donmar, for which she won the Irish Theatre Best Actress Award in 1997, The Deep Blue Sea at the Almeida, for which she won the Critics Circle Best Actress Award and an Olivier nomination in 1993, and several productions at the National Theatre and Royal Court.

Her television credits include Bob and Rose, Wives and Daughters, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, The Borrowers and The Monocled Mutineer.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Penelope Wilton Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayJune 3, 1946 (71)
SignGemini
BirthplaceScarborough, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.