Who is Joanna Lumley?
The beautiful 74 years old actress Joanna Lamond Lumley (born 1 May 1946). She is a British actor, presenter, former model, author, television producer, and activist.
|Birth Name||Joanna Lamond Lumley|
|Born||May 1st, 1949|
|Mother||Thya Beatrice Rose|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Husbands||Jeremy Lloyd, Stephen Barlow|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
Joanna Lumley bio
Joanna Lumley, in full, Joanna Lamond Lumley was born on May 1st, 1949 in Kashmir, India. Her parents are parents Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley (Gurkha Rifles). She spent most of her childhood in the Far East where her father was posted as a major in the Gurkha Rifles. They returned to Britain and she was educated at private schools. Since childhood, she has had a great ambition to become an actress. She appeared in a series of small roles, like the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), and she enjoyed a stint (1973).
Joanna Lumley’s acting career started at a very young age without any formal acting training. She starred her career in 1969 with an uncredited role in the film Some Girls Do, and as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Joanna got good fame in the media world after she was cast as Purdey in the TV show The New Avengers (1976–77). She spent almost 3 years as a photographic model. Those years she also appeared on the BBC Two program The Impresarios: For Appearance’s Sake, explaining Duffy’s studio process and her joy in working with him. Joanna appeared in a British television advertisement for Nimble bread first screened in 1969.
Joanna was part of a house model for Jean Muir. She participated in many photoshoots with her son for Duffy as a part of a retrospective of the photographer’s work.
Movies and Tv shows
She starred in some amazing movies throughout her career including The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel with David McCallum, etc. Over a decade later Lumley’s career was boosted by her portrayal of the louche, selfish, and frequently drunk fashion director Patsy Stone, a companion to Jennifer Saunders’ Edina Monsoon in the BBC comedy television series Absolutely Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was released in 2016.
Between 1994 to 1995, she was a part of the British television show Class Act, playing the part of Kate Swift, an upper-class lady who had fallen on hard times alongside Nadine Garner. She appeared in Martin Scorsese‘s drama The Wolf of Wall Street in 2003.
Adverts and Special appearance
Joanna Lumley is one of the most recognized voices of the UK. She gained prominence as a voice-over artist. She has recorded the greetings “Welcome”, “You’ve got post” and “Goodbye” for that company. Joanna also appeared in adverts for insurance brokers Privilege from 2004 to 2006. She has also appeared on the last run of ITV’s Parkinson as a guest, on 27 October 2007. She discussed the subject of young girls across the UK and how they need to behave better if they hope to be successful.
Joanna has appeared in the Comic Relief Doctor Who parodies The Curse of Fatal Death as the final incarnation of the Doctor. She also appeared with Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Sienna Miller in the French and Saunders pastiche of Mamma Mia for Comic Relief 2009. Joanna played the role of Tanya (named Patsy in the spoof).
She has done commercials and endorsements for brands and companies such as –Thorntons Chocolate, Astral Moisturizer, Jordan’s Country Crisp, Privilege Insurance, Tiscali Broadband, Boundary Mill Stores, Müller Vitality Yogurt, Viking River Cruises, and Mellow Birds Instant Coffee.
Support and Charity
Joanna Lumley is a strong supporter of Gurkhas, the exiled Tibetan people and government, the Khonds indigenous people of India, and the Prospect Burma charity. It offers grants to Burmese students, for whom she broadcast a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in 2001, 2008. Lumley became the public face of a campaign to provide all Nepalese origin Gurkha veterans who served in the British Army the right to settle in Britain.
Apart from this, Joanna Lumley supports more than 60 charities and is a strong vegetarian for 40 years.
Husband and children
Joanna Lumley married actor Jeremy Lloyd in 1970. They separated after a period of staying together. Later, she married conductor Stephen Barlow in 1986. They live in London.
She has only one child: Jamie Lumley.
Age, height, and weight
Every year this beautiful 74 years old actress is adding an unfading beauty to her personality. Joanna Lumley is slim build and stands 5 feet 7 inches or 173 cm tall. As a fitness follower, Joanna weighs about 58 kgs or 128 lbs. She is white with blonde hair, blue eye color, and is a Taurus. She has plump lips that stand out on her face.
This English comedian, actor, and screenwriter have a net worth of $20 million. Absolutely this Fabulous star has earned millions in a 50-year career. This included huge £14 million earnings from the UK box office alone. Joanna Lumley added to her wealth with the release of several books, including three memoirs.