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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Films include:. In 2001, she married Atlanta, Georgia businessman Rhett Hartzog. Television includes:. MacDowell was married between 1986 and 1999 to former model and rancher Paul Qualley; the couple have a son and two daughters. Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995. Director Steven Soderbergh cast her in the independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape; her performance earned her several award nominations and led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts. As of 2004, her biggest successes were in the box office hits Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer, Jeremy Lloyd. Four years later, in 1989, she hit her professional stride.

However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. Elmo's Fire, but her film career seemed to have stalled. She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. In 1985, she had a small part in St. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers. A series of television commercials for Calvin Klein drew attention to her and led in 1984 to her film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, a role in which her lines were rerecorded by Glenn Close. Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. She appeared in print and televion advertisements for the cosmetic and haircare company L'Oreal, a job she continued even after she got her first job as an actress.

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. MacDowell dropped out of Winthrop College as a sophomore in 1978, and signed with the Elite Model agency. Trail of the Pink Panther. She was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell in Gaffney, South Carolina, one of four daughters in a reportedly unhappy home. Tam Lin. Andie MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American actress and former model. Sweeney Todd. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).

Some Girls Do. Elmo's Fire (1985). Shirley Valentine. St. The Satanic Rites of Dracula. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Prince Valiant. Green Card (1990).

Parting Shots. The Object of Beauty (1991). On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Hudson Hawk (1991). Mad Cows. The Player (1992). James and the Giant Peach. Groundhog Day (1993).

Innocent Lies. Ruby Cairo (1993). Games That Lovers Play. Short Cuts (1993). Funny Bones. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Don't Just Lie There, Say Something. Bad Girls (1994).

Curse of the Pink Panther. Unstrung Heroes (1995). The Breaking of Bumbo. Multiplicity (1996). Up In Town. Michael (1996). A Rather English Marriage. The End of Violence (1997).

Sapphire and Steel. Shadrach (1998). The New Avengers. Just the Ticket (aka Gary & Linda) (1999). Coronation Street. Muppets From Space (1999). The Muse (1999).

Reaching Normal (1999). Harrison's Flowers (2000). Town & Country (2001). Crush (2001).

Ginostra (2002). The Last Sign (2004). Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005). Beauty Shop (2005) (filming).

Tara Road (2005) (filming).

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