Penelope Wilton knighted by Queen

June 12th, 2016

Penelope Wilton has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, as BBC News reports.

The actress – who now becomes a Dame for her services to drama – will be best known to Doctor Who fans for her portrayal of Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North turned Prime Minister turned Earth Defender, who appeared in Series 1, Series 2 and Series 4 (yes, you know who she is!).

Her extensive career, spanning five decades, also includes roles in Downton Abbey, Calendar Girls and The BFG.

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