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, cable TV network TV Land dedicated and erected a statue to the television character she made famous on The Mary Tyler Moore Show near the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Television includes:. Moore suffers from this illness. Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995. In this role, she has used her fame to help raise funds and raise awareness of diabetes mellitus type 1. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer, Jeremy Lloyd. In addition to her acting work, Moore is International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. More recently she portrayed Sante Kimes in the made-for-TV Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001). She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. She has starred in several films, including Ordinary People in which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers. Her first important television role in which gained wide recognition was as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show. Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Her first regular television role was on the show Richard Diamond, Private Detective; however, in that show, only her legs were ever shown.

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. During these commercials she would dance around on the kitchen appliances. Trail of the Pink Panther. At the age of 17, she started off with a role as Happy Hotpoint, on television commercials broadcast during Ozzie and Harriet. Tam Lin. Moore was born in Brooklyn and grew up in California. Sweeney Todd. Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an American actress and comedian, best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30ish single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis.

Some Girls Do. Shirley Valentine. The Satanic Rites of Dracula. Prince Valiant.

Parting Shots. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Mad Cows. 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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