Penelope Wilton, Dame.
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Actress Penelope Wilton has been created a Dame in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Wilton played Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North, and sometime Prime Minister, in four episodes of Doctor Who. She is best known for playing Isobel Crawley in the ITV period drama, Downton Abbey and for playing Ann Bryce in the 1980’s situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles.
Wilton has had a long career on the stage and screen receiving six Olivier Award nominations for West End appearances. Her film roles include parts in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Cry Freedom, Iris, Calendar Girls, Shaun of the Dead, Pride and Prejudice, Woody Allen’s Match Point and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Wilton is made a Dame Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire in the honours list, which is published today to mark the official 90th birthday of the monarch.
The citation reads
Also honoured is actor Brian Blessed who is made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire or OBE for services to the Arts and charity.
The awards are made by Queen Elizabeth on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.