Joan Clayton
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Joan Clayton
Aliases: Cut-wife of Ballentree Moor
Series: Penny Dreadful
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Witch
Gender: Female
Location: England
Status: Deceased by virtue of time era
1st appearance: "The Nightcomers"
Actor: Patti LuPone

Joan Clayton is a fictional witch featured on the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful. Played by actress Patti LuPone, she was introduced in a flashback story in the third episode of season two, "The Nightcomers".

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of Joan Clayton was created by director Brian Kirk and writer John Logan based on concepts originally developed by Logan.
  • Joan Clayton was the first witch that Vanessa Ives had ever met.
  • Joan had a pentagram branded on her back. Vanessa later received a crucifix branded upon hers.
  • Joan Clayton had one yellow eye and one red eye.

Explicit content Edit

  • Abortion: As a cut-wife, Joan Clayton earned her keep by performing abortions on young village girls.
  • Homosexuality: Some may view the concept of homosexuality as being explicit. It is implied that Joan has had homosexual experiences in the past.
  • Profanity: Joan Clayton had an impolite tongue. She has used words such as "fuck" and "cunt" in more than one conversation.

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Keywords Edit

Abortion | Cut-wife | Pentagram | Witch

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