Penelope Wilton



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.



Well? 
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Well?

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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.


happymathilda:

Isobel: "Of course, if you had to sell Charlie to the butcher to be chopped up as stew to achieve the same ends, you would have done so"


"Belle", UK release date set for June 13th, 2014. Directed by Amma Asante, 

The 18th century story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), but faced prejudice and an uncertain social status. Adding yet another layer of complexity to her situation, her great-uncle was the Lord Chief Justice at a time when many cases involving slavery - and the abolition of same - were coming to the courts. Matthew Goode plays Belle’s father, with Sam Reid as an idealistic vicar’s son. The film also stars Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Sarah Gadon.

"Belle", UK release date set for June 13th, 2014. Directed by Amma Asante,

The 18th century story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), but faced prejudice and an uncertain social status. Adding yet another layer of complexity to her situation, her great-uncle was the Lord Chief Justice at a time when many cases involving slavery - and the abolition of same - were coming to the courts. Matthew Goode plays Belle’s father, with Sam Reid as an idealistic vicar’s son. The film also stars Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Sarah Gadon.


happymathilda:

Isobel: “Well, there you are then. You should have a roaring trade in minutes”


happymathilda:

Violet: “Can we talk about it afterwards?”