How old is Penelope Keith, who’s the Village Of The Year presenter’s husband and who did the actress play in The Good Life?

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PENELOPE Keith is a well known face on the box thanks to her long career as a TV star.

But what shows has she been in? And is she married? We take a look…

Penelope Keith is an English actress and national traesure
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Who is Penelope Keith? What is her background?

Penelope, 77, was born April 2 1940 and is an English actress of radio, stage, television and film.

She was made a Dame in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the arts and to charity.

Penelope began her acting career in the 60s on the stage before switching to TV in the 70s, where she became a household name.

The actress shot to fame on The Good Life
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What TV shows is Penelope famous for?

Penelope shot to fame in 1975 when she landed the role of Margo Leadbettter on The Good Life.

In the first episode she was only heard and not seen, but as the episodes and series went on, due to popularity, her role became more included.

Penelope went on to win the Bafta for Best Comedy Performer for her role of Margo.

After The Good Life she switched to another hit comedy, To The Manor Born, and from 1979–81, she played the lead role of Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Following To The Manor Born, Penelope appeared in six other sitcoms as the main lead:

  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Moving
  • Executive Stress
  • No Job for a Lady
  • Law and Disorder
  • Next of Kin

Penelope also fronts Channel 4’s Village of The year.

Shen then went on to star in To The Manor Born
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Penelope has been married to her husband Rodney Timson since the 70s
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Is Penelope married?

In 1978, the year The Good Life ended, Penelope married policeman Rodney Timson.

They had met while he was on duty at Chichester Theatre where she was performing.

They went on to adopt two children.

 

 

 

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