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Happy Birthday Penelope Wilton!

Celebrating a birthday today is Downton Abbey's  (co-stars as Isobel Crawley), best known to us P&P fans as Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth Bennet's favorite aunt in the Pride & Prejudice (2005) film. She also played Tom Hollander's mother in Wives and Daughters mini-series and co-starred with Judi Dench in Iris and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films.


Happy Birthday Penelope Wilton!

Trivia:

 Cousin of the actor Richard Morant See more trivia »


Peter Wight as Mr. Gardiner and Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Gardiner

"By heavens, Lizzie, what a snob you are. Objections to poor Mr. Darcy because of his wealth. The poor man can't help it." (Mr. Gardiner)

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"Take care, my love. That savors strongly of bitterness." (Mrs. Gardiner)

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"Enter the Gardiners. Love the Gardiners. Their relationship is based on pies. In every scene, they're eating. And they have a very happy marriage in their shared admiration of the great English pie or cheese." (Joe Wright)

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