St Mary's Convent
Lucie Clayton Modelling Agency and Training School
Reprised the role of Patsy for "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"
Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"
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
Joined the second series of "Sensitive Skin," playing the main character Davina Jackson
Starred as the elderly Delilah Stagg in the sitcom, "Jam & Jerusalem" with Jennifer Saunders
Published her autobiography, No Room for Secrets
Voiced Maudeline Everglot in Tim Burton's animated feature, "Corpse Bride"
Co-starred in the film, "Ella Enchanted"
Garnered acclaim as star of "Up in Town," six ten-minute dramas aired on BBC2
Portrayed Eleanor Glyn in Peter Bogdanovich's "The Cat's Meow"
Made TV producing debut with "The Cazelets"
Reprised role of Patsy Stone in new series of "Absolutely Fabulous"; co-written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders
Re-teamed with Jennifer Saunders for the unsuccessful series, "Mirrorball"
Provided the voice for Sims the chicken in the animated series, "The Foxbusters"
Had rare unsuccessful sitcom lead in "Dr. Willoughby"
Portrayed Mrs. Lovett in the Showtime movie, "The Tale of Sweeney Todd"
Reprised Patsy in the TV-movie, "Absoultely Fabulous: The Last Shout"
Provided a character voice in "James and the Giant Peach"
Had pivotal role in "Cold Comfort Farm"
Appeared in the British series, "Lovejoy," as widow Victoria Cavero
Cast as Patsy Stone in the popular English comedy series, "Absolutely Fabulous" (aired in the USA on Comedy Central in 1994-95)
Supported Pauline Collins in the film version of "Shirley Valentine"
Co-starred in "Curse of the Pink Panther"
Had featured role in "Trail of the Pink Panther"
Starred opposite David McCallum in the sci-fi adventure series, "Sapphire & Steel"
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)
Appeared in final Hammer Studios Dracula film, "The Satanic Rites of Dracula/Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride" (released in the USA in 1978)
Played Elaine Perkins in the long-running British prime-time soap opera, "Coronation Street"
First major role in films, "The Games That Lovers Play"
Appeared as a Bond woman in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Made feature film debut in a small role in "Some Girls Do"
Was born in Kashmir, settled with family in Tunbridge Wells, England at age eight.
Left school at age 17 to pursue career as a successful fashion model in Great Britain.
Lumley's father was a gurkha, a soldier from Nepal serving in the English or Indian army.
Wrote a column published in the London Times during the 1980s .
Received the Order of British Empire in 1995.
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.
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.
She was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Kent in July 1994.