Penelope Keith is married to a police officer in real life and she has recently upset some of the local people in Avoch in Scotland when she tried to set up a business running a cafe. She also has a home situated in Wycoller in Lancashire.
Everything to Penelope Keith is ‘fascinating’ - performing on wet grass, presenting a gardening programme, being part of a new play, and a year as High Sheriff of Surrey when she took time off from acting in order to concentrate on her duties, particularly focusing on the emergency services and the Law. She is also President of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund and was awarded an OBE in 1988 - a very professional hard-working lady and deservedly one of our best loved actors.
She didn't know her father, and her mother worked as a hostess in a Clacton hotel. The two spent summers there and winters in Clapham, London with her grandparents. Penelope's mother remarried when she was eight and her surname was changed to Keith.
Penelope Keith Quotes
"I don't think that I'll follow Ronald Reagan's example and turn politician. My knowledge is formed by watching a lot of television and try to watch Channel 4 News and other programmes as regularly as possible".
Penelope Keith, TVTimes interview 1990