History Main / JoannaLumley

28th Jul '13 4:01:21 AM StFan
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->''I find it a great antidote... lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.'' \\
--"'''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'''"

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS is a British actress, voice-over artist, former-model and author, whose career has spanned over four decades. She was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, India, which was then part of TheBritishEmpire.

Her acting career began in 1969 with a small role in the film ''[[BulldogDrummond Some Girls Do]]'' and as a [[Main/GirloftheWeek Bond Girl]] in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. Later on she proved [[HeReallyCanAct her worth as an actress]] when she starred in French & Saunders' show ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous''. Joanna Lumley has also starred in a number of documentaries about exotic places in the world, travelling the breadth of the River Nile to ancient Egyptian tombs. She has become well known for her distinctive, breathless way of speaking and BritishAccent and as such voices AOL mail.

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!!Her films include:
* ''Some Girls Do'' (1969)
* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1969) - She played the typical [[Main/GirloftheWeek Bond Girl]]
* ''The Breaking of Bumbo'' (1970)
* ''Games That Lovers Play'' (1970)
* ''Tam-Lin'' (1970)
* ''The House That Dripped Blood'' (1971)
* ''Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!'' (1971)
* ''Film/TheSatanicRitesOfDracula '' (1971)
* ''[[ThePinkPanther Trail of the Pink Panther]]'' (1982)
* ''[[ThePinkPanther Curse of the Pink Panther]]'' (1983)
* ''Shirley Valentine'' (1989)
* ''Innocent Lies'' (1995)
* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996)
* ''Prince Valiant'' (1997)
* ''Parting Shots'' (1999)
* ''Mad Cows'' Gillian (1999)
* ''Maybe Baby'' (2000)
* ''Whispers: An Elephant's Tale'' (2000)
* ''TheCatsMeow'' (2001)
* ''Standing Room Only'' (2004)
* ''EuroTrip'' (2004)
* ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' (2004)
* ''The Magic Roundabout'' (2005)
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' (2005)
* ''Dolls'' (2006)
* ''Boogie Woogie'' (2009)
* ''This Beautiful Fantastic'' (2010)
* ''Late Bloomers'' (TBA)

!!Notable television roles:
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' (1976-77)
* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' (1979-1982)
* ''Coming Home'' (1998) (mini-series)
* ''TheCurseOfFatalDeath'' (1999), briefly playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]
* ''Sensitive Skin'' (2005-2006)
* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' (1992-2012)

!!She fits the following tropes:
* EnglishRose
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: She was a model when she was young and has only stopped recently.
* GranolaGirl: She's been a vegetarian for years and champions several environmental/Eco-friendly projects.
* NepaliWithNastyKnives: She has become well known in British Media for protesting for the rights of Gurkas - and she is considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support.
* TheOtherDarrin: In ''[[HammerHorror The Satanic Rites of Dracula]]'' she played the role of Jessica Van Helsing, originated by Stephanie Beacham in ''Dracula A.D. 1972''.
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->''I find it a great antidote... lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.'' \\
--"'''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'''"

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS is a British actress, voice-over artist, former-model and author, whose career has spanned over four decades. She was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, India, which was then part of TheBritishEmpire.

Her acting career began in 1969 with a small role in the film ''[[BulldogDrummond Some Girls Do]]'' and as a [[Main/GirloftheWeek Bond Girl]] in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. Later on she proved [[HeReallyCanAct her worth as an actress]] when she starred in French & Saunders' show ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous''. Joanna Lumley has also starred in a number of documentaries about exotic places in the world, travelling the breadth of the River Nile to ancient Egyptian tombs. She has become well known for her distinctive, breathless way of speaking and BritishAccent and as such voices AOL mail.

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!!Her films include:
* ''Some Girls Do'' (1969)
* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1969) - She played the typical [[Main/GirloftheWeek Bond Girl]]
* ''The Breaking of Bumbo'' (1970)
* ''Games That Lovers Play'' (1970)
* ''Tam-Lin'' (1970)
* ''The House That Dripped Blood'' (1971)
* ''Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!'' (1971)
* ''Film/TheSatanicRitesOfDracula '' (1971)
* ''[[ThePinkPanther Trail of the Pink Panther]]'' (1982)
* ''[[ThePinkPanther Curse of the Pink Panther]]'' (1983)
* ''Shirley Valentine'' (1989)
* ''Innocent Lies'' (1995)
* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996)
* ''Prince Valiant'' (1997)
* ''Parting Shots'' (1999)
* ''Mad Cows'' Gillian (1999)
* ''Maybe Baby'' (2000)
* ''Whispers: An Elephant's Tale'' (2000)
* ''TheCatsMeow'' (2001)
* ''Standing Room Only'' (2004)
* ''EuroTrip'' (2004)
* ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' (2004)
* ''The Magic Roundabout'' (2005)
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' (2005)
* ''Dolls'' (2006)
* ''Boogie Woogie'' (2009)
* ''This Beautiful Fantastic'' (2010)
* ''Late Bloomers'' (TBA)

!!Notable television roles:
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' (1976-77)
* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' (1979-1982)
* ''Coming Home'' (1998) (mini-series)
* ''TheCurseOfFatalDeath'' (1999), briefly playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]
* ''Sensitive Skin'' (2005-2006)
* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' (1992-2012)

!!She fits the following tropes:
* EnglishRose
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: She was a model when she was young and has only stopped recently.
* GranolaGirl: She's been a vegetarian for years and champions several environmental/Eco-friendly projects.
* NepaliWithNastyKnives: She has become well known in British Media for protesting for the rights of Gurkas - and she is considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support.
* TheOtherDarrin: In ''[[HammerHorror The Satanic Rites of Dracula]]'' she played the role of Jessica Van Helsing, originated by Stephanie Beacham in ''Dracula A.D. 1972''.
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29th Jun '13 7:04:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NepaliWithNastyKnives: She has become well known in British Media for protesting for the rights of Gurka's - and she is considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support.

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* NepaliWithNastyKnives: She has become well known in British Media for protesting for the rights of Gurka's Gurkas - and she is considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support.
8th Jun '13 11:25:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996)

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* ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996)
24th May '13 11:13:56 AM Mnemonik2
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* AudioErotica
* EnglishRose
9th Apr '13 2:28:13 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Series/TheAvengers The New Avengers]]'' (1976-77)

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* ''[[Series/TheAvengers The New Avengers]]'' ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' (1976-77)
27th Feb '13 2:25:52 PM Xtifr
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* ''EllaEnchanted'' (2004)

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* ''EllaEnchanted'' ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' (2004)
10th Dec '12 6:22:17 AM erforce
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* ''The Satanic Rites of Dracula'' (1971)

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* ''The Satanic Rites of Dracula'' ''Film/TheSatanicRitesOfDracula '' (1971)
18th Nov '12 7:50:08 PM PaulA
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* ''SapphireAndSteel'' (1979-1982)

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* ''SapphireAndSteel'' ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' (1979-1982)
4th Sep '12 7:55:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''TheCurseOFFatalDeath'' (1999), briefly playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]

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* ''TheCurseOFFatalDeath'' ''TheCurseOfFatalDeath'' (1999), briefly playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]
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