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Joanna Lumley


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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 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
- White Box (2004) ... Patsy
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
Mrs. Danvers
 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 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Esme Ford
- Counter Culture Blues (2009) ... Esme Ford
 2009 Comic Relief 2009 (TV Movie)
Patsy
 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
 1999 Foxbusters (TV Series)
Sims (voice)
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Movie)
Diana Carey-Lewis
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Tiger Lily (voice)
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Diana Carey-Lewis
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Annie (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Patsy Stone
 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
 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
 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 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
 1984 Winner Takes All (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 June 1984 (1984) ... (voice)
 1983 The Weather in the Streets (TV Movie)
Kate
 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
 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
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Elsie Engelfield
- The Mark II Wife (1969) ... Elsie Engelfield
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Patient
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Other Works:

She acted in Harold Pinter's play, "Celebration," at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Stephen Rea, Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton, Kenneth Cranham, Sinead Cusack, Jeremy Irons, Janie Dee and Charles Dance in the cast. Alan Stanford was director. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I don't think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship. See more »

Trivia:

Is also "the voice" of AOL in Great Britain. She greets subscribers when they "log on", tells them they have mail, and says goodbye when they "log off". She revealed this on The Graham Norton Show (2007) a couple of years back. See more »

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One of the most recognisable voices in the United Kingdom

Star Sign:

Taurus

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