Penelope Wilton

Active - 1972 - Present  |   Born - Jun 3, 1946 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance, Children's/Family, Comedy Drama

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  • 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; elevated to a Dame in 2016.
  • Bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Hull in North Yorkshire, England, in 2012.