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.
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Films include:. Minnelli countersued and accused him of breach of contract. Television includes:. Soumayah wants $50 million from Minnelli for her "intentional assault and battery," another $50 million for sexual harassment and $89,000 in back wages. Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995. Her former bodyguard and chauffeur, M'hammed Soumayah, said that "without his consent," he was forced to have sexual relations with Minnelli. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer, Jeremy Lloyd. Minnelli has denied beating Gest and counter-sued, claiming he cheated her out of more than $2 million.
However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. David Gest, Minnelli's 4th husband, is currently sueing her for $10 million, accusing her of beating him during drunken rages. She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. David Gest sued Minnelli, accusing her of abuse. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers. Note: Minnelli and Gest announced to the press in late 2002 that they would be adopting a three-year-old girl, to be named Serena Gest. Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The couple announced their separation on July 25, 2003.
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. 4 David Gest (March 16, 2002 - present), a concert promoter. Trail of the Pink Panther. 3 Mark Gero (December 4, 1979 - 1992), a sculptor and stage manager. Tam Lin. His father, Jack Haley, was Judy Garland's co-star in The Wizard of Oz.. Sweeney Todd. 2 Jack Haley Jr, (September 15, 1974 - 1979), a producer and director.
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Parting Shots. Liza has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Most recently she has appeared as a recurring character on the television program Arrested Development. Mad Cows. Minnelli has the distinction of being the only Academy Award winner whose parents are both Academy Award winners. James and the Giant Peach. In 1972, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Cabaret.
Innocent Lies. The movie version garnered her her first Academy Award nomination. Games That Lovers Play. She returned to Broadway at nineteen, and won a Tony Award for The Sterile Cuckoo. Funny Bones. The audience loved her, and her musical career was born. Don't Just Lie There, Say Something. The next year, her mother invited her to perform with her in London at the London Palladium.
Curse of the Pink Panther. Liza started performing at the age of sixteen, in 1963, on Broadway, in the play Best Foot Forward, for which she received good notices. The Breaking of Bumbo. She was 14 months old. Up In Town. Liza Minnelli's first film appearance was in the 1949 released film In the Good Old Summertime, which starred her mother. A Rather English Marriage. She was born Liza May Minnelli in Los Angeles, California, as the daughter of actress and singer Judy Garland and her second husband, film director Vincente Minnelli.
Sapphire and Steel. Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer. The New Avengers. In the Good Old Summertime. Coronation Street. The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood. Charlie Bubbles.
The Sterile Cuckoo. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. Cabaret. Liza with A Z.
That's Entertainment. Lucky Lady. Silent Movie. New York, New York.
Arthur. The King of Comedy. The Muppets Take Manhattan. Faerie Tale Theatre, The Princess and the Pea.
A Time to Live. Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. Sam Found Out, A Triple Play. Arthur 2, On the Rocks.
Rent-a-Cop. Stepping Out. Parallel Lives. The West Side Waltz.