Penelope Wilton

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Actress (1946)
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Relationship Timeline Of Penelope Wilton

Ex-husband : Ian Holm
Penelope Wilton married her second husband, Ian Holm in 1991 and divorced in 2001.
Ex-husband : Daniel Massey
Penelope Wilton married Daniel Massey in 1975 and divorced in 1984.

Penelope Wilton is an English actress who has won the hearts of millions through her incredible acting career. She is mainly recognized among her fans and followers for her role as Ann Bryce in the 1984-released comedy-drama TV series, Ever Decreasing Circles.

Wilton is also known for her role in The Best Exotic Marigold HotelShaun of the Dead, and Match Point. As impressive as her acting career is, her love affair is as astonishing. Wilton was previously married to two famous actors, Daniel Massey, and Ian Holm.

Read the article below to learn more about Downton Abbey actress Wilton's professional career and personal life. 

Penelope's Current Relationship Status

Well, Penelope Wilton is currently leading a single and blissful life. She is neither dating anyone, nor is she married or engaged to anyone.

Penelope Wilton posing for a photo shoot.
Penelope Wilton is posing for a photo shoot. Image Source: The Independent

What is more, Wilton is very private regarding her personal life. She does not share much information about her personal life on any media. 

Know About Wilton's Previous Marriage 

As mentioned earlier, Penelope Wilton was previously in a married relationship with two famous actors of that time, Daniel Massey and Ian Holm. Initially, she tied the knot with Daniel Massey in 1975. They exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony with their family members, friends, and love-ones.

Wilton and Massey started their marriage journey as a romantic couple. They stayed side by side in good and bad times. However, their relationship started to get bitter as time passed. In 1984, nearly after a decade-long marriage relationship, they decided to part ways. During their marriage journey, they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Alice Massey.

Penelope Wilton along with her late ex-husband, Daniel Massey.
Penelope Wilton along with her late ex-husband, Daniel Massey. Image Source: Hello Magazine

After Wilton's first unsuccessful martial bond, she moved on with her life and tied her knot with another actor, Ian Holm. As per the reports, she helped her former husband, Holm, succeed in his acting journey. 

The ex-couple Wilton and Holm exchanged vows with each other in a private wedding ceremony in 1991. They stayed in a marital bond for a decade before separating from each other in 2001.

A Glance At Wilton's Early Life 

Wilton was born on June 3, 1946, in Scarborough, United Kingdom, to a Scottish father and an English mother. She is British by nationality, whereas her birth sign is Gemini.

Match Point Wilton grew up on the street of her hometown, playing with her siblings under the guidance of her parents and teachers. Moreover, she was interested in acting from an early age. 

Who Is Penelope's Only Daughter?

Penelope Wilton is the mother to a daughter, Alice Massey, whom she had from her married relationship with Massey. She was born in 1977. However, her exact birth date and place are still behind the curtain.

Photo of Penelope Wilton and her daughter, Alice Massey.
Penelope Wilton and her daughter, Alice Massey. (Image Source: The Mirror)

Alice grew up under the guidance of her parents. However, her biological parents separated when she was just seven years old, after which she started living with her mother. 

How Rich is Wilton? 

Penelope Wilton has a total net worth of $ 5 million, like Samara Saraiva. She has earned this massive sum of money through her successful acting career.

Summerland actress Wilton has appeared in over eighty movies & TV series of different genres, mainly as the lead character. Apart from her acting career, she has not disclosed any other source of income.

Likewise, Wilton's late ex-husband, Daniel Massey, also had a net worth of $5 million during his demise. On the other hand, Wilton's other late ex-husband Ian Holm had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 2020.

Both Of Wilton's Ex-Husbands Are Dead: How Did They Die?

Sadly, both of Wilton's former husbands are no longer alive. Both of them died due to a specific disease. Her first husband, Daniel Massey (Born on October 10, 1933), passed away on 25 March 1998 in London, England. He died due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.

Photo of Penelope Wilton late ex-husband, Ian Holm.
Penelope Wilton's late ex-husband, Ian Holm. Image Source: Global Times

On the other hand, Wilton's second husband, Ian Holm, born on September 12, 1931, died on June 19, 2020. He passed away at the age of eighty-eight due to Parkinson's disease at a hospital in London. His ashes are interred on the western side of Highgate Cemetery.

Family Details: Wilton Has Two Siblings

Wilton was born to Alice Travers (mother) and Clifford Wilton (father). Her father was a Scottish rugby union player and a businessman. At the same time, her mother was a housewife, mostly known as the sibling of the actor Bill Travers.

Wilton has two siblings: an elder sister named Lindy Wilton and a younger sister, Rosemary Wilton. She gets along with both of her sisters very well.

Wilton's Mother's Family Is Involved in the Entertainment Industry

Yes, you heard it right; most Alice Travers's family members are engaged in the entertainment circle. Wilton's maternal uncle, Bill Travels, was a British actor, screenwriter, and director. 

Photo of Penelope Wilton maternal uncle and aunt.
Photo of Penelope Wilton's maternal uncle and aunt.Image Source: George Formby Society

Likewise, Linden Travers, Wilton's aunt, was also a well-known English actress of her time. She is known for her role in the 1938 released movie, The Lady Vanishes

Wilton Debuted In Thirty-Minute Theatre

As stated above, Penelope Wilton started her on-screen acting journey by portraying the role of Lucy in the TV series Thirty-Minute Theatre. After that, in 1972, she appeared in two other series, Country Matters and Stage 2.

Wilton initially got wide recognition after appearing as the lead character in the Ever Decreasing Circles. She portrayed the role of Ann Bryce. Her role as Anna Bryce was liked by many and she was offered many parts after the TV series' success.

On Wilton's IMDb page, she has eighty-three credits as an actress, thirty-three self-credits, and twenty-two archive footage credits.

Movies & TV Series

Brexit Shorts: The End actress Wilton has had a fantastic career in the entertainment industry as an actress. She has appeared in many movies, TV series, mini-TV series, and short movies. 

Without a doubt, Wilton has given her best in all her roles but some movies can be considered best among the best. Her films and their release date and roles are tabulated below.

S.N.FilmographyRolesReleased Years
1.The Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelJean Ainslie2015
2.Downton AbbeyDownton Abbey2010
3.JackanoryStory Teller1965
4.Ever Decreasing CirclesAnn Bryce1984
5.After LifeAnne2019


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