"The thing about being an actor is that you turn into other people. You have to hide yourself a bit in order to let that other person come out."
- Penelope Wilton
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Isobel: "But I admire it. When young people stand up for their principles"
Violet: "Principles are like prayers. Noble, of course, but awkward at a party"

(Downton Abbey 5.01)

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Happy Downton Day!!!

fuckyeahpenelopewilton:

Welcome back, Downton Abbey.

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Fingers crossed Fellowes doesn’t screw over your faves once more.

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fuckyeahpenelopewilton:

Interview: Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton on acting, fame and her new Nazi drama

On meeting Penelope Wilton, it’s hard to decide what is most beguiling: the eyes – bright, watchful, suggesting depths of soulfulness – or that caramel-smooth voice with its unmistakable hint of mischief.

We’ve long been familiar with both, of course, through her many stage roles, 1980s hit sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles, with Richard Briers, and, more recently, international über-triumph Downton Abbey, which returns to our screens tonight. Despite being professedly equivocal at the necessity of submitting herself to the interview process – and having a disarming but highly effective way of smiling warmly to indicate that a line of enquiry should proceed no further – Wilton makes for courteous and appealing company. (x)

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Penelope Wilton reads ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (x)

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Penelope Wilton being interviewed on the set of Downton Abbey, season two

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Radio interview with Penelope Wilton today (19th September 2014)
Claudia Winkleman talks to Penelope Wilton about her role in “Taken At Midnight” which opens next week. Also about Downton Abbey season 5, and Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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