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Joanna Lumley

Photos Joanna Lumley Birth name: Joanna Lamond Lumley
Birth date: 1946/05/01 (75 years old)
Birth place : Srinagar, Cachemire (Inde)

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Biography for Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley (born May 1, 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India) is a British actress and former model who is best known for her portrayal of the chain smoking, boozing, cocaine-sniffing and other drug-taking sexpot Patsy Stone on the British comedy television show Absolutely Fabulous. She is also a noted animal rights campaigner and vegetarian.

Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers.

She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer, Jeremy Lloyd.

Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995. In 1999 she appeared in The Curse of Fatal Death - a special Comic Relief episode of Doctor Who - as a female version of the Doctor.

She is also a car enthusiast, whose favourite TV programme is Top Gear. Her favourite car is a Triumph Stag convertible.


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Title Role
Marple: Sleeping Murder (2005) (TV) (filming) Dolly Bantry
Corpse Bride (2005) (completed) (voice) Maudeline
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) (TV) Patsy Stone
The Magic Roundabout (2005) (voice) Ermintrude (English version)
Stories of Lost Souls (2005) Last in Line (segment Standing Room Only)
Marple: The Body in the Library (2004) (TV) Dolly Bantry
Ella Enchanted (2004) Dame Olga
EuroTrip (2004) Hostel Clerk
Standing Room Only (2004/I) Last in Line
Up in Town (2002) TV Series Madison Blakelock
The Cat's Meow (2001) Elinor Glyn
Mirrorball (2000) (TV) Jackie Riviera
Maybe Baby (2000) Sheila
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000) (voice) Half Tusk
BBC Reports: Dot.Com Fever (2000) (V)
Dr Willoughby (1999) TV Series Donna Sinclair
Mad Cows (1999) Gillian
Foxbusters (1999) TV Series (voice) Sims
Nancherrow (1999) (TV) Diana Carey-Lewis
Parting Shots (1999) Freda
Alice in Wonderland (1999) (TV) (voice) Tiger Lily
Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (V) The (Female) 13th Doctor
A Rather English Marriage (1998) (TV) Liz Franks
The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1998) (TV) Mrs. Lovett
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (1998) (V) Patsy Stone
Coming Home (1998) (TV) Diana Carey-Lewis
The Forgotten Toys (1998) TV Series
Prince Valiant (1997) Morgan Le Fey
James and the Giant Peach (1996) Aunt Spiker
Innocent Lies (1995) Lady Helena Graves
Cold Comfort Farm (1995) Mrs. Mary Smiling
The Forgotten Toys (1995) (voice) Annie
Class Act (1994) TV Series Kate Swift
Girl Friday (1994) TV Series
Cluedo (1990) TV Series Mrs. Peacock (V) (Series 4) (1993)
Absolutely Fabulous (1992) TV Series Patsy Stone
A Perfect Hero (1991) (mini) TV Series Loretta Stone
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990) (TV) Lady Drayton
Shirley Valentine (1989) Marjorie Majors
The Glory Boys (1984) (TV) Helen
Mistral's Daughter (1984) (mini) TV Series Lally Longbridge
Oxbridge Blues (1984) (mini) TV Series Gigi
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Countess Chandra
The Weather in the Streets (1983) (TV) Kate
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) Marie Jouvet
Sapphire and Steel (1979) TV Series Sapphire
The Plank (1979) (TV) Hitchhiker
The New Avengers (1976) TV Series Purdey
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974) Jessica Van Helsing
Coronation Street (1960) TV Series Elaine Perkins (1973)
Don't Just Lie There, Say Something (1973) Giselle Parkyn
It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (1971) TV Series Samantha Ryder-Ross
Tam Lin (1970) Georgia
The Breaking of Bumbo (1970)
Games That Lovers Play (1970) Fanny Hill
The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) The English Girl
The Mark Two Wife (1969) (TV) Elsie Engelfield
Some Girls Do (1969) (uncredited) Bit Part


Is an active crusader for Animal Rights.

Is a vegetarian.

Born at 7:30pm-IST

Joanna was awarded an OBE in 1995

After Joanna failed her RADA audition she went into modelling. She was told she was "Too fat and too ugly" !!

Received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 1994 from Kent University in Canterbury "for her contribution to the entertainment industry and her active charitable work."

Her Grandfather was Colonel Leslie Weir CIE, a political officer of the British Raj in India (were she was born). Joanna recreated the trip he and his wife made in 1931 to the King of Bhutan in "Joanna Lumley in the Kingdom of the Thunderdragon" (1997).

Has an honorary degree From Oxford Brookes University.


Spouse : Stephen Barlow (1986 - present), Jeremy Lloyd (23 May 1970 - September 1970) (divorced)

Has one adult son, Jamie.

Her father was a major in the Ghurka Rifles.

Has one son, James (Jamie) Lumley, born in 1967, from a relationship with photographer Michael Claydon.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by misou

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