Jun. 3rd, 1946
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Penelope Wilton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - The History Boys
2005 - Pride & Prejudice
2005 - Match Point
2004 - Shaun of the Dead
2003 - Calendar Girls
1995 - Carrington
1992 - Blame It on the Bellboy
1987 - Cry Freedom
1986 - Clockwise
1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman
1977 - Joseph Andrews
Guest TV Roles
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- Nominated for the 1988 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Award - Actress of the Year in a New Play for "The Secret Rapture" at the National Theatre (Lyttelton). She played the same character (Marion French) in the film adaptation of 'David Hare (I)' (qv)'s play in 1993.
- In the 1970s she married actor 'Daniel Massey (I)' (qv), by whom she had one daughter. Before that she lost a baby boy, born very premature.
- Nominated Best Actress at the 2008 Royal Television Society Awards for Five Days, Celebration and Half Broken Things.
- She was once married to 'Ian Holm' (qv), who played Frodo Baggins in a BBC Radio 4 dramatization of The Lord of the Rings. In _Shaun of the Dead (2004)_ (qv), her husband is played by 'Bill Nighy' (qv), who played Sam Gamgee opposite Holm in the same Radio 4 production.
- Nominated Best Actress at the 2008 Olivier Awards for John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Warehouse.
- She was nominated for a 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.
- She was awarded the 1981 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress of 1980 for her performance in Much Ado About Nothing.
- Appeared on the BAFTA Television shortlist for Best Actress in the following roles: 1985 for Ever Decreasing Circles, 1987 for The Monocled Mutineer, 1993 for The Borrowers, 1999 for Talking Heads 2: Nights in the Gardens of Spain and 2006 for Falling.
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