Fast Facts

  • 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.
  • Bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Hull in North Yorkshire, England, in 2012.

Awards

  • 2015, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Daniel Massey — Ex-husband
  • Ian Holm — Ex-husband
  • Bill Travers — Uncle
  • Alice Wilton — Mother
  • Richard Morant — Cousin
  • Rosemary — Sister
  • Virginia McKenna — Aunt
  • Clifford Wilton — Father
  • Linda — Sister
  • Alice — Daughter

College

  • Drama Centre London, Chalk Farm, London, England (1968)

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  • Birth Name: Penelope Alice Wilton
  • Birth Place: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
  • Birthday: June 3, 1946, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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