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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)

Filmography

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 2018 Andorra (pre-production)
Mrs. Quay
 2017 Finding Your Feet (completed)
Jackie
 2017 Paddington 2
Felicity Fanshaw
 2017 The Man You're Not
Joanna Lumley
 2016 The Corridor (Short)
The Lady
 2016 Me Before You
Mary Rawlinson
 2015 Walliams & Friend (TV Series)
Various
- Joanna Lumley (2015) ... Various
 2015 Absolutely Anything
Fenella
 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 The Wolf of Wall Street
Aunt Emma
 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
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... 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 Konferenz der Tiere
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
 2004-2010 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Dolly Bantry
- The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (2010) ... Dolly Bantry
- The Body in the Library (2004) ... Dolly Bantry
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
 2009 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Esmé Ford
- Counter Culture Blues (2009) ... Esmé Ford
 2006-2008 Clatterford (TV Series)
Delilah Stagg
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... Delilah Stagg
- Christmas Panto (2006) ... Delilah Stagg
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Delilah Stagg
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Delilah Stagg
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Delilah Stagg
 2005-2007 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Davina Jackson
- Here I Am (2007) ... Davina Jackson
- Kiss of Life (2007) ... Davina Jackson
- Forever Jung (2007) ... Davina Jackson
- The Signals (2007) ... Davina Jackson
- Three Lost Loves (2007) ... Davina Jackson
 2006/II The Audition (Short) (voice)
 2006 Dolls (Short)
Madame Muscat
 2005 Corpse Bride
Maudeline Everglot (voice)
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Ermintrude (English version, voice)
 2004 Ella Enchanted
Dame Olga
 2004 EuroTrip
Hostel Clerk
 2004 White Box (TV Movie)
Patsy
 2003 Standing Room Only (Short)
Last in Line
 2003 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Joanna Lumley
- The School Play (2003) ... Joanna Lumley
 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
 2001 The Cat's Meow
Elinor Glyn
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short)
Jackie Riviera
 2000 Maybe Baby
Sheila
 2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
Half Tusk (voice)
 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 Dr Willoughby (TV Series)
Donna Sinclair
- Awards (1999) ... Donna Sinclair
- Scandal (1999) ... Donna Sinclair
- Speculation (1999) ... Donna Sinclair
- Family Wedding (1999) ... Donna Sinclair
- Young Pretenders (1999) ... Donna Sinclair
 1999 Mad Cows
Gillian
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
the voice of the Tiger Lily (voice)
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Mini-Series)
Diana
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Diana
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Diana
 1998 Parting Shots
Freda
 1998 The Collection (TV Mini-Series)
Patsy
 1998 A Rather English Marriage (TV Movie)
Liz Franks
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Diana Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Diana Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Diana Carey-Lewis
 1997 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Patsy Stone
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lovett
 1997 Prince Valiant
Morgan Le Fey
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Annie (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Patsy Stone
- Satan, Darling (1996) ... Patsy Stone
 1996 James and the Giant Peach
Aunt Spiker
 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
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mary Smiling
 1994 Pet Shop Boys: Absolutely Fabulous (Video short)
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series)
Mrs. Peacock
- Publish & Be Damned (1993) ... Mrs. Peacock
- Where There's a Will (1993) ... Mrs. Peacock
- The Hanged Man (1993) ... Mrs. Peacock
- The Word, the Flesh and the Devil (1993) ... Mrs. Peacock
- Seven Deadly Sinners (1993) ... Mrs. Peacock
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Victoria Cavero
- No Strings (1992) ... Victoria Cavero
- 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
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Marie Jouvet
 1979-1982 Sapphire & Steel (TV Series)
Sapphire
- The Trap: Part 4 (1982) ... Sapphire
- The Trap: Part 3 (1982) ... Sapphire
- The Trap: Part 2 (1982) ... Sapphire
- The Trap: Part 1 (1982) ... Sapphire
- Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 6 (1981) ... Sapphire
 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
 1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Jessica Van Helsing
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Liz
- Petard (1973) ... Liz (uncredited)
 1973 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Elaine Perkins
- Episode #1.1313 (1973) ... Elaine Perkins
- Episode #1.1312 (1973) ... Elaine Perkins
- Episode #1.1311 (1973) ... Elaine Perkins
- Episode #1.1310 (1973) ... Elaine Perkins
- Episode #1.1309 (1973) ... Elaine Perkins
 1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Bunty
- Loathe Story (1972) ... Bunty
 1971 It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (TV Series)
Samantha Ryder-Ross
- The Making of Pudding (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
- Forsaking All Others (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
- The Flat to Ourselves (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
- Sweet Sunday (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Laboratory assistant (scenes deleted)
 1971 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Samantha Ryder-Ross
- It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (1971) ... Samantha Ryder-Ross
 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 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The English Girl
 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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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic-as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and Oh, blue tongues! See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1995 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama and charity. See more »

Trademark:

One of the most recognisable voices in the United Kingdom

Star Sign:

Taurus

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