Penelope Alice Wilton
"I've learnt to listen. I don’t think I always did listen. Not just in plays, but in life. And you have to hear what people are saying before you can respond." Penelope Wilton

Maggie Smith and director Israel Horovitz, on the set of My Old Lady.

Maggie Smith and director Israel Horovitz, on the set of My Old Lady.

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"Theater is the thing I love doing most" - Judi Dench
"My first love is the theatre" 
- Penelope Wilton

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Maggie Smith, pictured in Stratford, Canada (1976)

Maggie Smith, pictured in Stratford, Canada (1976)

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"The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka", 1999.

"I have letters from Chopin to Countess Delphina Potocka… 

My father always said that Delphina was the center of his life, of Chopin’s life. The beginning and end of life itself.” — Penelope Wilton as ‘Paulina Czernicka’.

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An old woman in a rocking chair listens to a disembodied voice (her own) that recounts her life and that of her mother’s. When the voice stops, she calls for more.

Penelope Wilton in ‘Rockaby’ by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Richard Eyre

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Susannah Harker and Judi Dench in Coriolanus, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1992

Susannah Harker and Judi Dench in Coriolanus, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1992

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"I couldn’t remember the last time I’d had bare legs. I was probably about twelve. And now 47 years later they were out in the air again." - Penelope Wilton in ‘Half Broken Things’

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"Isn’t Penelope Wilton priceless? I love her!" - Amma Assante (director of ‘Belle’)

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