Penelope Wilton
"I have 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
"If you’re good at taking direction, which I think I am, then you go with the director. You have to be very, very open as an actor. That’s why it’s so dangerous in a way. No more dangerous than mending the road, but you are exposing yourself." - Penelope Wilton

"If you’re good at taking direction, which I think I am, then you go with the director. You have to be very, very open as an actor. That’s why it’s so dangerous in a way. No more dangerous than mending the road, but you are exposing yourself." - Penelope Wilton

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Isobel: “He wants something from me I cannot give.” (About Lord Merton)
Violet: "He wants what every man wants. … Don’t be ridiculous, I was referring to companionship. I hope you were."
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Quotes Downton Abbey season 5 (x)

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Maggie Smith, pictured at a London press gathering the evening after it was announced she had won the Academy Award for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1970).

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"The more difficult I think something is going to be, the more likely I am to have a go at it. I don’t know why that is." - Penelope Wilton

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But… What about dr. Clarkson?!
Isobel’s heart belongs to Violet :-))
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Maggie Smith as Hedda Gabler - Hedda Gabler (1970)

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Violet and Isobel - Dowton Abbey S5 trailer

One of the wonderful exchanges between Lady Violet and cousin Isobel, in regards to Lord Merton: Isobel: “He wants something from me I cannot give,”  to which Violet says, “He wants what every man wants. … Don’t be ridiclous, I was referring to companionship. I hope you were.” (x)

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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)

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)

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Judi Dench interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show, 2011 (x)

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