Dame Penelope Alice Wilton is an English actress. She is known for starring opposite Richard Briers in the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles, she played the recurring role of Harriet Jones in Doctor Who. Wilton has had an extensive career on stage, receiving six Olivier Award nominations, she was nominated for Man and Superman, The Secret Rapture, The Deep Blue Sea, John Gabriel Borkman and The Chalk Garden, before winning the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Actress for Taken at Midnight. Her film appearances include Clockwise, Cry Freedom, Calendar Girls, Shaun of the Dead, Match Point, Pride & Prejudice, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Girl and The BFG. Wilton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of Alice Travers, a tap dancer and former actress, Clifford William Wilton, a businessman, she is a niece of actors Bill Linden Travers. Her maternal grandparents owned theatres, she attended the Drama Centre London from 1965 to 1968. Wilton began her career on stage in 1969 at the Nottingham Playhouse.
Her early roles included Cordelia in King Lear, both at The Old Vic. She made her Broadway debut in March 1971 when she played Araminta in the original Broadway production of The Philanthropist, made her West End debut in August 1971 opposite Sir Ralph Richardson, in the John Osborne play West of Suez at the Cambridge Theatre, she had appeared in both plays at the Royal Court Theatre. She played Ruth in the original 1974 London stage production of Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests trilogy, her television acting career began in 1972, playing Vivie Warren in the BBC2's adaptation of Mrs. Warren's Profession opposite Coral Browne in the title role and Robert Powell; the production was repeated as part of the Play of the Month series in 1974 on BBC1. In 1994, Wilton portrayed Browne in a radio adaptation of An Englishman Abroad for the BBC World Service and repeated on various BBC radio formats since. Following from the broadcast of'Mrs. Warren's Profession', Wilton had several major TV roles, including two of the BBC Television Shakespeare productions.
Wilton's film career includes roles in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Cry Freedom, Calendar Girls and Shaun of the Dead, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Woody Allen's Match Point, in The History Boys. She did not become a household name until she appeared with Richard Briers in the 1984 BBC situation comedy, Ever Decreasing Circles, which ran for five years, she played Ann, long suffering wife of Martin, an obsessive and pedantic "do-gooder". In 2005, Wilton guest starred as Harriet Jones for two episodes in the BBC's revival of the popular TV science-fiction series Doctor Who; this guest role was written for her by the programme's chief writer and executive producer Russell T. Davies, with whom she had worked on Bob and Rose; the character of Jones returned as Prime Minister in the Doctor Who 2005 Christmas special "The Christmas Invasion". In the first part of the 2008 series finale, "The Stolen Earth", she made a final appearance, now as the former Prime Minister who sacrifices herself for extermination by the Daleks so that the Doctor's companions can contact him.
Wilton appeared on television as Barbara Poole, the mother of a missing woman, in the BBC television drama series Five Days in 2005. Beginning in 2010, she appeared as Isobel Crawley in all six seasons of the hit period drama Downton Abbey, she was the castaway on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in April 2008. In December 2012 and February 2013, she was the narrator in Lin Coghlan's dramatisation of Elizabeth Jane Howard's The Cazalets, broadcast on BBC Radio. Between 1975 and 1984, Wilton was married to the actor Daniel Massey, they had a daughter, born in 1977. Before this, they had had a son. In 1991, Wilton married Ian Holm. In 1992, they appeared together as Homily in the BBC's adaptation of The Borrowers. A year they appeared together in a follow-up The Return of the Borrowers. In 1998, Ian Holm was knighted and Wilton became Lady Holm, they divorced in 2001. Wilton was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2004 New Year Honours and was elevated to become a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 Birthday Honours, both for services to drama.
In 2012, Wilton received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hull Scarborough Campus. Penelope Wilton on IMDb Penelope Wilton at the Internet Broadway Database Gareth McLean, Unspoken worlds, 25 October 2007, The Guardian Ancestry of Penelope Wilton Penelope Wilton interview on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs, 4 April 2008
Louisiana Rock & Roll is the third album by American southern rock band Potliquor. It was released in 1973. At least one newspaper had begun reporting Louisiana Rock & Roll's release at the end of January, by early February 1973, Janus Records had placed a full color ad across the bottom of the front page of Billboard Magazine promoting new albums by three of their artists, including Louisiana Rock & Roll. A week a full page advertisement appeared in Billboard concerning new albums by eleven Chess/Janus artists, among them being Potliquor's new LP. In fact, an early release of "Waiting for Me at the River", a single from the album, had been reported as a regional breakout in New Orleans in October of the previous year. By the end of March, Billboard was reporting considerable airplay for Louisiana Rock & Roll in Valdosta, Georgia. "H", another single from the album, was reported being played in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in the middle of March 1973. Jerry Amoroso – drums, percussion George Ratzlaff – keyboards, vocals Guy Schaeffer – bass guitar, vocals Les Wallace – guitars, vocals Leon Medica – bass guitar, vocalsAdditional musicians Cy Frost – horn arrangement on “Rip It Up,” string arrangement and piano on intro to "For You," clavinet and Moog synthesizer on "H” Glenn Spreen – horn and string arrangements except for "Rip It Up" Uncle Buck Wood – fiddle on "You Can't Get There From Here" Gail and David Amoroso – handclaps on "Waiting for Me" Lee Fortier – horns Art DeCesare – horns Bud Brasher – horns Pete Verbois – horns Bill Ludwig – horns Nick Rousse – horns Charlie Depuy – horns Strings on "For You" – a combined section of the New Orleans Symphony and Baton Rouge SymphonyProduction Jim Brown – producer Cy Frost – production consultant, recording engineer Peter Granet – remix engineer F. Alessandrini – artwork J. W. deBuys – photography Dawn Studios – album cover design Mia Krinsky – album coordination Bob Scerbo – production coordinator Louisiana Rock & Roll at AllMusic.
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Michael August Timlin is an American former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Timlin played on four World Series championship teams in an 18-year career. Timlin was born in Texas, to Jerome Francis Timlin Sr. and Nancy Sharon Beyer. Timlin graduated from Midland High School. Listed at 6 feet 4 inches and 205 pounds, Timlin batted right-handed. Timlin was known for his 93 mph fastball, his sliders and sinkers had a downward break. Timlin was drafted in the 5th round of the 1987 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, signed with the team on June 6, 1987. From 1987 through 1990, Timlin played for several of Toronto's minor league teams. Timlin spent the 1991 season with Toronto, he made his first major league appearance on opening day, April 8, pitching 1 1⁄3 innings in relief against the Boston Red Sox. Two days he recorded his first strikeout and had his first win, after pitching an inning in relief against the Red Sox. For the regular season, Timlin appeared in 63 games, all but 3 in relief, compiling a record of 11–6 with 3 saves and a 3.16 earned run average.
In the postseason, he made four relief appearances in the American League Championship Series against the Minnesota Twins, including taking the loss in Game 3 after giving up a home run to Mike Pagliarulo in the 10th inning. Timlin was sixth in Rookie of the Year voting. During the 1992 season, Timlin spent time with the High A Dunedin Blue Jays, the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, the major league Blue Jays. With Toronto he compiled a record of 0–2 with 1 save and a 4.12 ERA. In the postseason, he made two relief appearances in the ALCS against the Oakland Athletics, two relief appearances in the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, he recorded his first postseason save in the deciding Game 6, facing a single batter, Otis Nixon, who Timlin threw out at first base on a bunt attempt in the 11th inning, for the final out of the series. For the 1993 season, Timlin played 4 games with the High A Dunedin Blue Jays, 54 games with Toronto, all in relief, his record with Toronto was 4–2, with 1 save and a 4.69 ERA.
In the postseason he made one appearance in the ALCS against the Chicago White Sox, two appearances in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Blue Jays won the World Series for the second consecutive year, giving Timlin two World Series rings in his first three MLB seasons. Timlin made 34 appearances with Toronto in the 1994 season, 31 appearances in the 1995 season. In 1995 he appeared in 8 games with Triple-A Syracuse. For the 1996 season he appeared in 59 games with Toronto. During the 1997 season, Timlin made 38 appearances with Toronto through July 29. Timlin and Paul Spoljaric were traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for José Cruz Jr. on July 31, 1997. In his seven seasons with the Blue Jays, Timlin appeared in 305 MLB games, compiling a record of 23–22, with 52 saves and a 3.62 ERA. In 393 1⁄3 innings pitched, he struck out 331 batters while walking 167. Timlin made his first appearance with the Mariners on August 1, 1997, pitching one inning in relief against the Milwaukee Brewers.
He made 26 total appearances with Seattle during the regular season. He appeared in one game in the American League Division Series, giving up 4 runs to the Baltimore Orioles in 2⁄3 of an inning during Game 1. For the 1998 season, Timlin appeared in 70 games with Seattle. After the season, Timlin became a free agent. In his two seasons with Seattle, he appeared in a total of 96 games with 20 saves, while striking out 69 and walking 21 in 105 innings pitched, with a 3.17 ERA. On November 16, 1998, Timlin signed with the Orioles. During the 1999 season, he appeared in 62 games for the Orioles, with a record of 3–9, 27 saves and a 3.57 ERA. For the 2000 season, he was with the Orioles through late July, appearing in 37 games, with a record of 2–3, 11 saves and a 4.89 ERA. On July 29, 2000, Timlin was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Chris Richard and minor league player Mark Nussbeck. In two seasons with Baltimore, Timlin appeared in a total of 99 games, compiling a record of 5–12, with 38 saves and a 4.04 ERA, while striking out 76 and walking 38 in 98 innings pitched.
Timlin made his first appearance with the Cardinals on July 30, 2000, pitching one inning in relief against the New York Mets. He made 25 total appearances with the Cardinals during the regular season, he appeared in two games of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, in three games of the National League Championship Series against the Mets. He took the loss in Game 2 of the NLCS. For the 2001 season, Timlin appeared in 67 games with St. Louis, he had his first major league at bat on October 6 against the Houston Astros, grounding out in the 5th inning. He made one appearance in the postseason, pitching 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings against