Joanna Lumley

Actor, Producer, Model
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Born: 05/01/1946 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Filmography

Actor (57)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 (Movie)

Patsy (Actor)

Me Before You 2016 (Movie)

Mary Rawlinson (Actor)

Absolutely Anything 2015 (Movie)

Fenella (Actor)

Bette Midler: One Night Only 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Vivian Claremont (Actor)

Lust 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Aunt Emma (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: Olympics Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Bloomers 2012 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2001 - 2004, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animals United 2010 (Movie)

(Voice)

Boogie Woogie 2010 (Movie)

Alfreda Rhinegold (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Corpse Bride 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Maudeline Everglot (Actor)

The Magic Roundabout 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Ermintrude (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

Dame Olga (Actor)

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

Hostel Clerk (Actor)

Stories of Lost Souls 2004 (Movie)

("Standing Room Only") (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous New York Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirrorball 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cat's Meow 2002 (Movie)

Elinor Glyn (Actor)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale 2000 (Movie)

of Half Tusk (Voice)

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Gillian (Actor)

Parting Shots 1998 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1998 (Movie)

Morgane Le Fay (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Comfort Farm 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Smiling (Actor)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

Aunt Spiker (Actor)

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

How to Be Absolutely Fabulous 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Innocent Lies 1995 (Movie)

Lady Helena Graves (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Travels 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

Marjorie (Actor)

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

Countess Chandra (Actor)

The Weather in the Streets 1982 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

Marie Jouvet (Actor)

The New Avengers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride 1978 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Tam Lin 1970 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

Games That Lovers Play 1969 (Movie)

Fanny Hill (Actor)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

English Girl (Actor)

Some Girls Do 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Show)

Actor

A Perfect Hero (TV Show)

Actor

A Rather English Marriage (TV Show)

Actor

Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Oxbridge Blues (TV Show)

Actor

The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Show)

Actor

Top Gear (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Cazalets (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Relationships

Stephen Barlow

Husband
Married in 1986

Michael Claydon

Companion
Involved in the mid to late 1960s father of Lumley's son James

Jeremy Lloyd Actor

Ex-Husband
Married in 1970 after a five-day courtship divorced after four months

James Lloyd

Son
Born in 1967 father, Michael Claydon

Aelene Lumley

Sister
Born c. 1944

James Lumley

Father
Served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the Indian Army

Rod Stewart Actor

Companion
Had a brief two-month relationship c. 1970

Beatrice Weir

Mother

EDUCATION

St Mary's Convent

Hastings , East Sussex
Left to pursue a modeling career

Lucie Clayton Modelling Agency and Training School

London , England
Enrolled after failing to land a spot at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Milestones

2016

Reprised the role of Patsy for "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"

2013

Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"

2010

Played a strong-willed Princess in her Broadway debut, David Hirson's "La Bete"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

2007

Joined the second series of "Sensitive Skin," playing the main character Davina Jackson

2006

Starred as the elderly Delilah Stagg in the sitcom, "Jam & Jerusalem" with Jennifer Saunders

2005

Published her autobiography, No Room for Secrets

2005

Voiced Maudeline Everglot in Tim Burton's animated feature, "Corpse Bride"

2004

Co-starred in the film, "Ella Enchanted"

2002

Garnered acclaim as star of "Up in Town," six ten-minute dramas aired on BBC2

2001

Portrayed Eleanor Glyn in Peter Bogdanovich's "The Cat's Meow"

2001

Made TV producing debut with "The Cazelets"

2001

Reprised role of Patsy Stone in new series of "Absolutely Fabulous"; co-written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders

2000

Re-teamed with Jennifer Saunders for the unsuccessful series, "Mirrorball"

1999

Provided the voice for Sims the chicken in the animated series, "The Foxbusters"

1999

Had rare unsuccessful sitcom lead in "Dr. Willoughby"

1998

Portrayed Mrs. Lovett in the Showtime movie, "The Tale of Sweeney Todd"

1996

Reprised Patsy in the TV-movie, "Absoultely Fabulous: The Last Shout"

1996

Provided a character voice in "James and the Giant Peach"

1995

Had pivotal role in "Cold Comfort Farm"

1992

Appeared in the British series, "Lovejoy," as widow Victoria Cavero

1992

Cast as Patsy Stone in the popular English comedy series, "Absolutely Fabulous" (aired in the USA on Comedy Central in 1994-95)

1989

Supported Pauline Collins in the film version of "Shirley Valentine"

1983

Co-starred in "Curse of the Pink Panther"

1982

Had featured role in "Trail of the Pink Panther"

1979

Starred opposite David McCallum in the sci-fi adventure series, "Sapphire & Steel"

1976

Landed first major role as Purdey in "The New Avengers," a revival of the secret agent series "The Avengers" (aired in the USA in 1978)

1973

Appeared in final Hammer Studios Dracula film, "The Satanic Rites of Dracula/Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride" (released in the USA in 1978)

1973

Played Elaine Perkins in the long-running British prime-time soap opera, "Coronation Street"

1970

First major role in films, "The Games That Lovers Play"

1968

Appeared as a Bond woman in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

1968

Made feature film debut in a small role in "Some Girls Do"

Bonus Trivia

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Was born in Kashmir, settled with family in Tunbridge Wells, England at age eight.

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Left school at age 17 to pursue career as a successful fashion model in Great Britain.

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Lumley's father was a gurkha, a soldier from Nepal serving in the English or Indian army.

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Wrote a column published in the London Times during the 1980s .

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Received the Order of British Empire in 1995.

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In August 2010, Lumley teamed up with British food company Sharwood's to help develop a limited edition Mango Chutney with Kashmiri Chilli – an ingredient from her birthplace.

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In 2008, Lumley became the public face of a campaign to provide all Gurkha veterans who served in the British Army before 1997 the right to settle in Britain. Those serving after 1997 had already been granted permission, but the UK Government has not extended the offer to all of the Gurkhas, who are natives of Nepal.

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She was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Kent in July 1994.

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In 2006 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews and in July 2008, she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Queen's University Belfast.

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