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Relationship Facts of Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Is Penelope Wilton married?

Penelope Wilton is possibly single at the moment. She was previously married to actor Daniel Massey from 1975 to 1984. They had a daughter named Alice in 1977, but before that, they had a stillborn son.

After her first failed marriage, in 1991, Penelope Wilton got married to actor Ian Holm. The following year, they both played the characters of Pod and Homily in the BBC’s TV adaptation of The Borrowers.  They were also cast together in the sequel, The Return of the Borrowers, which was released a year later.

However, her second marriage also couldn’t exist long. They got divorced in 2001.



Penelope Wilton: Biography in Details

Who Is Penelope Wilton?

Penelope Wilton is a British film, theatre, and television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Ann Bryce in the British sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles.

Similarly, she is also known for her roles in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden.

Penelope Wilton- Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Penelope Wilton was born on 3 June 1946 in Scarborough, England. As of 2024, she is 77 years old. Her full name is Dame Penelope Alice Wilton.

She is British by nationality and her ethnicity is caucasian. Similarly, her birth sign is Gemini.

Furthermore, she is the daughter of Cliff Wilton (father), a businessman and barrister who had received his education from Cambridge University. In his younger years, he played rugby union at both an amateur and provincial level before becoming an administrator in the sport. Her mother was Alice Linda Travers, a former actress and tap dancer.

Likewise, she has two sisters named Linda Wilton and Rosemary Wilton.

Speaking about her educational background, she went to Drama Centre London from 1965 to 1968.

Penelope Wilton-Professional Life, Careers

Talking about her career, Wilton started her acting career in 1969 at Nottingham Playhouse. One of her early roles was Cordelia in King Lear, both in Nottingham and at The Old Vic.

In March 1971, she debuted on Broadway as Araminta in the original production of The Philanthropist. Later in August 1971, she made her West End debut opposite Sir Ralph Richardson in John Osborne’s West of Suez at the Cambridge Theatre.

Prior to this, she had already performed in both plays at the Royal Court Theatre. She portrayed the character of Ruth in the original 1974 London stage production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Norman Conquests trilogy.

Moreover, her television acting career began in 1972 when she played Vivie Warren in BBC2’s adaptation of Mrs. Warren’s Profession. She acted alongside Coral Browne in the title role and Robert Powell.

Likewise, in 1974, the production was repeated as a part of the Play of the Month series on BBC1. Later in 1994, Wilton landed the role of Browne in a radio adaptation of An Englishman Abroad for the BBC World Service, which was repeated on various BBC radio formats since then.

She has acted in several notable films throughout her career, including The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Cry Freedom, Iris, Calendar Girls, and Shaun of the Dead.  She also appeared in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Woody Allen’s Match Point, and The History Boys.

In December 2012 and February 2013, she narrated Lin Coghlan’s dramatization of Elizabeth Jane Howard’s The Cazalets on BBC Radio.

The actress has also received several awards including the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actress, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actress, Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, Olivier Award for Best Actress, and many more

Penelope Wilton-Net Worth, Salary

Talking about her earnings, she has earned a considerable amount of money as an actress. Most of her earnings are from acting, movies, television series, and other business ventures.

As of 2024, her estimated net worth is around $4 million. The info about her salary is under review.

Rumors, Controversy

Wilton has not been involved in controversy till now. She keeps her personal life private and has kept herself away from scandals and rumors. She ignores the activities that affect her career and image.

Body Features Height, Weight

Wilton has maintained a healthy body and stands at a decent height. She has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 57kg.

Similarly, she has white hair and light brown color eyes. The info about her other body measurements such as waist-bust-hip size,
dress size and shoe size are under review.

Social Media

The actress is active on Instagram where she has more than 3k followers. However, she is not active on Twitter and Facebook.

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