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.

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.

Television includes:

  • Coronation Street
  • The New Avengers
  • Sapphire and Steel
  • A Rather English Marriage
  • Up In Town

Films include:

  • The Breaking of Bumbo
  • Curse of the Pink Panther
  • Don't Just Lie There, Say Something
  • Funny Bones
  • Games That Lovers Play
  • Innocent Lies
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Mad Cows
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Parting Shots
  • Prince Valiant
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Some Girls Do
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Tam Lin
  • Trail of the Pink Panther

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However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. She stayed busy over the next several years, garnering an Academy Award nomination in 1960 for The Apartment. She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. Her first film was the Alfred Hitchcock black comedy The Trouble With Harry in 1955. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers. Wallis was in the audience, took note of MacLaine, and signed her to go to Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures. Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. A few months thereafter, with Haney still out of commission, director/producer Hal B.

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 achieved her goal when she became understudy to actress Carol Haney in The Pajama Game; Haney broke her ankle and MacLaine replaced her. Trail of the Pink Panther. Upon graduating from high school, MacLaine moved to New York City to live out her dream of being a Broadway actress. Tam Lin. She is the sister of actor/director Warren Beatty (Beatty changed his name from Beaty to Beatty). Sweeney Todd. She is also the writer of a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her new age beliefs as well as her Hollywood career.

Some Girls Do. Shirley MacLaine, born Shirley MacLean Beaty (born April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia), is an American actress, well-known not only for her acting but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. Shirley Valentine. 1959 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - Some Came Running. The Satanic Rites of Dracula. 1961 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Apartment. Prince Valiant. 1964 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - Irma la Douce.

Parting Shots. 1976 - Nominated Best Documentary, Features - The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 1978 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Turning Point. Mad Cows. 1984 - Won Best Actress in a Leading Role - Terms of Endearment. James and the Giant Peach.

Innocent Lies. Games That Lovers Play. Funny Bones. Don't Just Lie There, Say Something.

Curse of the Pink Panther. The Breaking of Bumbo. Up In Town. A Rather English Marriage.

Sapphire and Steel. The New Avengers. Coronation Street.

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