Joanna Lumley

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Real Name: Joanna Lamond Lumley
Birth Place: Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Birth Date: May 01, 1946
Occupation: Actress, Producer, Soundtrack

Joanna Lumley Biography

Joanna Lumley was born in Kashmir, India, on 1st May 1946. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.An aspiring actress, she first came to fame as a model in London's swinging 1960s, where she was photographed by the greats, including her friend, the late Patrick Lichfield. She was designer Jean Muir's muse and house model for several years before carving a career as a freelance model where she became one of the top ten most-booked models of the 1960s.Lumley's breakthrough role was as Purdey in "The New Avengers" (1976), a role for which over 800 girls auditioned. Purdey propelled Lumley to instant fame and created one of the "must-have" hairstyles of the 1970s -- the Purdey bob. Lumley became a pin-up figure for a generation of British males who grew up watching her as the high-kicking action girl.Other roles followed, most notably as Sapphire in "Sapphire & Steel" (1979) opposite David McCallum -- a sci-fi precursor to "The X-Files" (1993) and an under-rated gem of a series which has gained a cult following in recent years, despite the fact it has only ever been shown ONCE on terrestrial TV.During the 1980s, Lumley returned to the theater, making notable appearances as "Hedda Gabler" and as "Elvira" in "Blithe Spirit" -- a role that seems tailor-made for her. Lumley also made appearances in several films, including Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), and a screen-stealing role in Shirley Valentine (1989).It was her reinvention as a comic actress in "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) that shot Lumley to wider international acclaim. Her role as Patsy in "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) is regarded as one of the greatest female comic performances ever, earning Lumley a stream of awards, including several BAFTAs. Since "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992), Lumley has cemented her role as one of the UK's most-loved & respected actresses. She is rarely off UK TV screens and has also built a successful film career as a character/voice-over actress.She recently teamed up with the writer/director Hugo Blick for the series of acclaimed monologues "Up in Town" (2002) which were critically regarded as the performance of a lifetime, and the recent "Sensitive Skin" (2005).It has been announced that she will be making a return to the stage for the first time in over a decade in 2007 in a new production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.

Joanna Lumley Movies / TV-Shows

Finding Your Feet (2017)
Paddington 2 (2017)
Carnage (2017)
Me Before You (2016)
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
Absolutely Anything (2015)
Bette Midler: One Night Only (2014)
She's Funny That Way (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Have You Been Paying Attention? (2013)
Gangsta Granny (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Last Leg (2012)
Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark (2012)
The Making of a Lady (2012)
The Living Room (2012)
Tales of Television Centre (2012)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
Love Your Garden (2011)
Late Bloomers (2011)
Joanna Lumley's Nile (2010)
Animals United (2010)
The Man Who Shot the 60s (2010)
How to Build... (2010)
Marple The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (2010)
Toy Stories (2009)
Boogie Woogie (2009)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)
Mistresses (2008)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Inspector Lewis (2006)
The One Show (2006)
Clatterford (2006)
Stories of Lost Souls (2005)
Sensitive Skin (2005)
The Friday Night Project (2005)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Dougal (2005)
Marple (2004)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Marple Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
The Culture Show (2004)
EuroTrip (2004)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
Top Gear (2002)
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
The Kumars at No. 42 (2001)
The Cazalets (2001)
Maybe Baby (2000)
Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Parting Shots (1998)
Legenden om Sweeney Todd (1997)
Jonathan Creek (1997)
The View (1997)
Prince Valiant (1997)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
The Forgotten Toys (1995)
Innocent Lies (1995)
Room 101 (1994)
Class Act (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
Secret History (1991)
Cluedo (1990)
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Roseanne (1988)
French and Saunders (1987)
Lovejoy (1986)
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly (1985)
Mistral's Daughter (1984)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Chelsea Flower Show (1983)
Electric Blue the Movie (1982)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Forty Minutes (1981)
The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981)
The Plank (1979)
Sapphire & Steel (1979)
The South Bank Show (1978)
The New Avengers (1976)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill (1971)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Tam Lin (1970)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
60 Minutes (1968)
Top of the Pops (1964)
Steptoe and Son (1962)
Comedy Playhouse (1961)
Coronation Street (1960)
Panorama (1953)

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