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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 ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)
Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride Maudeline Everglot
(2005)
Absolutely Fabulous
(1992-2012)
James and the Giant Peach
(1996)

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 2016 Me Before You
Mary Rawlinson
 2015 Walliams & Friend (TV Series)
Various
- Joanna Lumley (2015) ... Various
 2015 GivingTales (Video Game)
Narrator - The Snow Queen (voice)
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
An Angel (sketch 'Downton Abbey')
 2014 She's Funny That Way
Vivian Claremont
 2014 Death Knight Love Story (Short)
Lady Blaumeaux
 2013 Gangsta Granny (TV Movie)
The Queen
 2013 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Rosalind Tartikoff
- The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013) ... Rosalind Tartikoff
 2012 The Making of a Lady (TV Movie)
Lady Maria Byrne
 2012 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Features Commissioner
- Joanna Lumley's Little Cracker: Baby, Be Blonde (2012) ... Features Commissioner
 1992-2012 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Patsy
- Olympics (2012) ... Patsy
- Job (2012) ... Patsy
- Identity (2011) ... Patsy
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
Mrs. Danvers
 2011 Late Bloomers
Charlotte
 2010 Restore the Earth (Short) (voice)
 2010 The Snowman: The Live Stage Show (Video)
Narrator
 2010 Animals United
Giselle (English version, voice)
 2010 Mistresses (TV Series)
Vivienne Roden
- Episode #3.4 (2010) ... Vivienne Roden
- Episode #3.3 (2010) ... Vivienne Roden
- Episode #3.2 (2010) ... Vivienne Roden
- Episode #3.1 (2010) ... Vivienne Roden
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
 2009 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Esmé Ford
- Counter Culture Blues (2009) ... Esmé Ford
 2006/II The Audition (Short) (voice)
 2006 Dolls (Short)
Madame Muscat
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Ermintrude (English version, voice)
 2004 EuroTrip
Hostel Clerk
 2003 Standing Room Only (Short)
Last in Line
 2003 Posh Nosh (TV Series)
Narrator
- Birthday Parties (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sauces (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- 'Leftovers' (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bread & Butter Pudding (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Paella (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2002 Up in Town (TV Series)
Madison Blakelock
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short)
Jackie Riviera
 2000 Maybe Baby
Sheila
 1999-2000 Foxbusters (TV Series)
Sims
- In the Beak-ginning (2000) ... Sims (voice)
- One Paw in the Grave (2000) ... Sims (voice)
- Peace (2000) ... Sims (voice)
- The PrisHener (2000) ... Sims (voice)
- Some Like It Otter (2000) ... Sims (voice)
 2000 Pony Tales: Volume 1 (Video short)
Narrator
 2000 Pony Tales: Volume 2 (Video short)
Narrator
 1999 Mad Cows
Gillian
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Movie)
Diana Carey-Lewis
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Annie (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Patsy Stone
 1995 The Forgotten Toys (Short)
Annie (voice)
 1994-1995 Class Act (TV Series)
Kate Swift
- Episode #2.7 (1995) ... Kate Swift
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Kate Swift
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Kate Swift
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Kate Swift
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Kate Swift
 1995 Innocent Lies
Lady Helena Graves
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Victoria Cavero / Victoria
- No Strings (1992) ... Victoria
- Out to Lunch (1992) ... Victoria Cavero
- Friends in High Places (1992) ... Victoria Cavero
 1991 A Perfect Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Loretta Stone
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Loretta Stone
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Loretta Stone
 1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
Lady Drayton
 1989 Shirley Valentine
Marjorie
 1982-1986 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #4.4 (1986) ... Various
- Episode #3.3 (1985) ... Various (uncredited)
- Episode #2.4 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Various
 1986 Starting Out (TV Series)
Mrs Robertson
- To Be or Not to Be (1986) ... Mrs Robertson
 1986 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Miss Dibley
- Episode #12.3 (1986) ... Miss Dibley
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
Gigi
- That Was Tory (1984) ... Gigi
 1984 The Glory Boys (TV Mini-Series)
Helen
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Helen
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Helen
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Helen
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Lally Longbridge
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Lally Longbridge
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Lally Longbridge
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lally Longbridge
 1983 The Weather in the Streets (TV Movie)
Kate
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Countess Chandra
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Hitchhiker
 1976-1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Purdey
- Emily (1977) ... Purdey
- Forward Base (1977) ... Purdey
- The Gladiators (1977) ... Purdey
- Complex (1977) ... Purdey
 1976 The Cuckoo Waltz (TV Series)
Harriet Paulden
- Babysitter (1976) ... Harriet Paulden
 1976 Up the Workers (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1976)
- Episode #2.5 (1976)
- Episode #2.4 (1976)
- Episode #2.3 (1976)
- Episode #2.2 (1976)
 1973-1975 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
German Lady / Miss French
- German Week (1975) ... German Lady
- His and Her's (1973) ... Miss French
- Camping In (1973)
 1975 General Hospital (TV Series)
Patient
- Episode #1.236 (1975) ... Patient
- Episode #1.235 (1975) ... Patient
- Episode #1.234 (1975) ... Patient
- Episode #1.233 (1975) ... Patient
- Episode #1.231 (1975) ... Patient
 1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Bunty
- Loathe Story (1972) ... Bunty
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Laboratory assistant (scenes deleted)
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
Film Crew Girl (segment 4 "The Cloak") (uncredited)
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Georgia
 1970 The Breaking of Bumbo
Susie
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Elsie Engelfield
- The Mark II Wife (1969) ... Elsie Engelfield
 1969 Some Girls Do
Second Robot Saboteur (uncredited)
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Patient
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Other Works:

Provided the seductive voice of Zaza the cat in "Hector's House", one of the animated children's five-minute-filler-before-the-news programmes in the 1970s. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I can't see any difference in having your hair dyed, your teeth fixed, your nose done, or your face smoothed out or lifted. See more »

Trivia:

Has one son, Jamie Lumley, born in 1967, from a relationship with photographer Michael Claydon. See more »

Trademark:

One of the most recognisable voices in the United Kingdom

Star Sign:

Taurus

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