Penelope Wilton



happymathilda:

Penelope starts by saying: "You can’t do very much as an actress unless you have proper words say"


happymathilda:

Downton Abbey season 5 spoilers:Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton). Speaking of admirers, Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) is still making his interest known, but she’s not having it and confides in the Dowager Countess, who is suitably amused. (x)

happymathilda:

Downton Abbey season 5 spoilers:
Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton). Speaking of admirers, Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) is still making his interest known, but she’s not having it and confides in the Dowager Countess, who is suitably amused. (x)


happymathilda:

"Deborah Findlay’s performance simply exudes engrained bitterness. It is obvious that her desperate character has been damaged by suffering. Penelope Wilton play’s her sister. A shell of her former self, she has been hardened by betrayal and abandonment. The fantastic first scene is a steely tussle between the two twin sisters, simmering with resentment and jealousy."
(Deborah Findlay and Penelope Wilton in ‘John Gabriel Borkman’)

happymathilda:

"Deborah Findlay’s performance simply exudes engrained bitterness. It is obvious that her desperate character has been damaged by suffering. Penelope Wilton play’s her sister. A shell of her former self, she has been hardened by betrayal and abandonment. The fantastic first scene is a steely tussle between the two twin sisters, simmering with resentment and jealousy."

(Deborah Findlay and Penelope Wilton in ‘John Gabriel Borkman’)


happymathilda:

John Madden customized the role specifically for Wilton.
"I’ve always extravagantly admired her as an actress. She’s got an incredible poignancy and delicacy. And she’s a brilliant comedian. Her character was originally a shrill cow for a lot of the film. Now she is brittle and absurd, but also has a tragic depth to her."


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Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley from s4 of Downton Abbey.

Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley from s4 of Downton Abbey.


happymathilda:

“Penelope Wilton’s tremendous, subtle performance lifts the play into another dimension. Wilton is a master of the charged pause, and can hold back a crucial word to freight it with meaning.” (Review The Guardian)
Penelope Wilton in The Little Foxes, Donmar Warehouse, 2001

happymathilda:

Penelope Wilton’s tremendous, subtle performance lifts the play into another dimension. Wilton is a master of the charged pause, and can hold back a crucial word to freight it with meaning.” (Review The Guardian)

Penelope Wilton in The Little Foxes, Donmar Warehouse, 2001


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Penelope Wilton at the Carlton Women In Film And TV Awards at the London Hilton on December 05, 2003 in London.

Penelope Wilton at the Carlton Women In Film And TV Awards at the London Hilton on December 05, 2003 in London.


happymathilda:

Penelope Wilton being interviewed for Belle (x)