Hands up if you miss ‘Downton Abbey’ on TV at the weekends? We certainly do, and so we loved interviewing former Downton actress Penelope Wilton about life after the hit TV show for this week’s issue of Woman’s Own. 

The actress, who is now 70, played quick-witted Isobel Crawley in the award-winning show, and now she’s appearing in another series set back in time – but only the 80s instead of the early 1900s this time! Penelope plays a solitary character living in the shadow of her husband in ITV drama ‘Brief Encounters’, and it was quite a change from playing the lady of a grand house in the countryside Downton, when her new character has a storyline that sees her hosting an Ann Summers party in the show!

To read the interview with Penelope Wilton, as well as read our exclusive interview with Denise Welch, pick up the brand new issue of Woman’s Own this week from your local store or supermarket!

PLUS, more remarkable real life stories, the best beauty buys on the high street, this season’s must-have fashion at affordable prices, and all your usual favourites, including your emotional health questions answered, weekly puzzles, and TV gossip!

All this and more in the latest issue – pick up your copy of Woman’s Own now!

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