Penelope Wilton | Biography

Posted On: 24 Feb, 2015


Penelope Wilton | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 03, 1946
Age 70 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality British
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Daniel Massey(div), Ian Holm(div)
Boyfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(twice)
Married Not Now
Net Worth $15 Million Dollars(approx)
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 64 kg(approx)
Children/Kids Alice Massey

Penelope Alice Wilton is an English actress who has played both in screen as well as stage. She was born on the 3rd of June, 1946 and her current age is 69 years old. She was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire to a tap dance teacher mother Alice Travers, who also was an actress. Her father Clifford William Wilton was a business man who often traded away from home. Belonging to a family of actors, her uncles used to act in movies while her grandparents had this theatre in London. Born as the second of three daughters, her sisters; Rosemary and Linda are also actresses. As a young girl, Penelope attended the Newcastle upon Tyne school, where her mother was also a teacher. In that school, she was encouraged to act and try other different things like sports and dance, besides her classes. She had already learned dance with her mother, and acting was in her blood. So, she combined those two and had a wonderful career in the theatre team in her school. Upon graduation, she went to train herself at the Drama Centre London where she founded the base of her career. Born and raised in a religious family, Penelope follows Christianity as her religion. She is a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Not the tallest of woman, her height is only a 5 feet and 7 inches. An attractive woman, she was much more appealing in her youth days, and had those large but beautiful eyes, long dark hair and smiley face with a confident smile on her lips. Her last recorded weight was about 64 kg, which is not bad for someone in her age. She has had a successful relationship with her family and through her two different marriages has raised one daughter as well. Her first husband was Daniel Massey, an English actor whom she had met in 1973 as work brought them together, but fate brought them closer. The couple got married in 1975 and had a god relationship before getting divorced in 1984. Almost ten years of married life without any children, they separated with the cause being irreconcilable differences. Then, in 1991 she married actor/ director Ian Holm but they also separated in a space of 10 years i.e. in 2001. They had a daughter together named Alice Massey. As of now, she is not linked to be together with anyone.

Having started her career from theatre, she has appeared in more than 30 different movies as well as some British TV shows. Her work especially in: Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls, Clockwise and Ever Decreasing Circles have been pretty famous along with several other notable roles. With her wide fan following over Facebook and Twitter, she recently joined Instagram as well. Thus you can stay update to all her recent events by following her on social sites, and also read her biography that can be found in IMDB or Wiki, and know more about her. By 2015, her estimated net worth is about 15 million US dollars.