Paola Dionisotti

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Paola Dionisotti
Born 1946 (age 70–71)
Torino, Italy
Occupation Actress

Paola Dionisotti (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpaːola dioniˈzɔtːi]; born 1946) is an actress active on the stage and British television since 1975.

A character actress best known on television for recurring roles as Lady Patricia Broughall in Forever Green and Aunt Nicholls in Harbour Lights, she also has had prominent roles in Miss Marple and Midsomer murders. She is also known for playing Lady Waynwood in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.[1] On the stage, she is noted for her Shakespearean roles.[2] She starred in Michael Bogdanov's 1978 Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Aldwych.[3] In 2014, she played the tavern landlady Mistress Quickly in the acclaimed RSC production of Henry IV Parts One and Two.

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1978 The Sailor's Return Lucy Sturmey
1983 Fords on Water Eddie's Mother
1998 The Tichborne Claimant The Dowager
Vigo Marie
2000 Come and Go Flo
2001 Intimacy Amanda
2004 Love's Brother Nonna
2010 My Mother's Coat Narrator
2012 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Mrs Whitstable
2016 Florence Foster Jenkins Baroness Le Feyre



  1. ^ "'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Spoilers and Casting News: Paola Dionisotti Cast as Lady Anya Waynwood, Mysterious Innkeeper's Daughter to Appear in Season Premiere (PHOTOS)". 16 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Rutter, Carol. Clamorous Voices, Shakespeare's Women Today with Sinead Cusack, Paola Dionisotti, Fiona Shaw, Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walter (London: The Woman's Press, 1988)
  3. ^ Miller, Stephen Roy (ed.) The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto (The New Cambridge Shakespeare; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), page 52