Penelope Keith began her career working in repertory theatre across the UK. Her career spans television dramas and documentaries, theatre and radio and she has appeared in many well-known TV and radio shows.
Penelope has a great passion for gardening. She has been President of the Actors' Benevolent Fund since 1990, and is president of the South West Surrey National Trust. She was High Sheriff of Surrey for 2002/3 and is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey. Penelope was appointed OBE in 1989, CBE in 2007 and became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to the arts and to charity in 2014. Penelope has been a Patron of Transform since 1998.