Penelope Wilton



Penelope Wilton & Maggie Smith filming series 5 of Downton Abbey. (x)


Penelope Wilton & Maggie Smith filming series 5 of Downton Abbey. (x)

"Her character, Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, is without a doubt one of the best loved character on Downton Abbey. So fans of the period drama will be pleased to see Dame Maggie Smith back in costume while filming scenes for the fifth series in Bampton Village, Oxfordshire on Wednesday. The actress was joined by Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley – the mother of the late Matthew, who is known for her amusing relationship with the Dowager."

 


happymathilda:

Maggie Smith & Penelope Wilton filming at Bampton
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happymathilda:

Maggie Smith & Penelope Wilton filming at Bampton

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"Belle", 2014.


Penelope Wilton & Daniel Massey in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”, 1978. 

"Well, he was about 14 years older than me, Dan, and I think he had difficulties coping with himself. It was not really to do with anyone else. I think he was depressed. He had at times been extremely depressed and dealing with that was quite hard. I wasn’t really sophisticated enough, I don’t think, to deal with it at that age. I was 26 and he was 40. It was tricky. He’d had a lot more life than me. It’s quite a big gap at that age - as you get older it is not such a big gap - so it was a learning process. But we had Alice, who’s very much like him in personality. He was very bright, Dan, extremely clever and had passions for things. He loved music and would tell you about that. He had a very good analytical brain and a wonderful laugh. He threw back his head and laughed and Alice has that laugh too. And she’s bright." — Penelope on her relationship with her 1st husband Daniel Massey.

Penelope Wilton & Daniel Massey in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”, 1978.

"Well, he was about 14 years older than me, Dan, and I think he had difficulties coping with himself. It was not really to do with anyone else. I think he was depressed. He had at times been extremely depressed and dealing with that was quite hard. I wasn’t really sophisticated enough, I don’t think, to deal with it at that age. I was 26 and he was 40. It was tricky. He’d had a lot more life than me. It’s quite a big gap at that age - as you get older it is not such a big gap - so it was a learning process. But we had Alice, who’s very much like him in personality. He was very bright, Dan, extremely clever and had passions for things. He loved music and would tell you about that. He had a very good analytical brain and a wonderful laugh. He threw back his head and laughed and Alice has that laugh too. And she’s bright." — Penelope on her relationship with her 1st husband Daniel Massey.



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happymathilda:

Afternoon at the Crawleys…

happymathilda:

Afternoon at the Crawleys…


happymathilda:

"Wilton elevates others’ performances by her intense, charged attentiveness. When she played mother to Jude Law’s Hamlet, she made sinful, old Gertrude into the moral centre of the whole play"

(Penelope Wilton and Jude Law in Hamlet at Donmar Warehouse)


happymathilda:

Violet: “Just because you’re an old widow, I see no necessity to eat off a tray”
Isobel: “You and I are different”
Violet: “Yes, that is very true”


eclairciezhang:

Penelope Wilton and Marianne Elliott on the Little Foxes.