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PENELOPE WILTON

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SUMMERLAND (2021)
Starring Gemma Arterton, Tom Courtenay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Amanda Root, Jessica Gunning, David Horovitch and Siân Phillips. Directed by Jessica Swale.

A love-story set in the timeless and enchanting world of Summerland; sun-dappled days by the sea over one achingly beautiful summer. Fiercely independent writer Alice secludes herself in her study: occupied by her work but also profoundly lonely, haunted by a love affair from her past. When spirited young Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her care, his innocence and wonder awaken Alice’s deeply buried emotions. Alice learns that wounds may be healed, hope and second chances do exist, and any woman must defiantly be who and what she wants.

REVIEWS Summerland - Sweet and sentimental

DOWNTON ABBEY (2019)
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan, Penelope Wilton, Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt. Directed by Michael Engler.

REVIEWS Downton Abbey - Transition from TV to film not as classy as expected

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (2018)
Starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Katherine Parkinson and Kit Connor. Directed by Mike Newell.

In the aftermath of WWII, free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during wartime.

REVIEWS The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Post-war romance meets detective story

THE BFG (2016)
Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Marilyn Norry, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer and Geoffrey Wade. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary, that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

REVIEWS The BFG - A joyous, gentle and beautiful children's classic

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015)
Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere. Directed by John Madden.

The expansionist dream of Sonny, who has more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

REVIEWS The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Comfortingly familiar

OPERATION MINCEMEAT
Starring Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss, Hattie Morahan, Penelope Wilton, Paul Ritter, Tom Wilkinson and Simon Russell Beale. Directed by John Madden.

During WWII, two intelligence office use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops.
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