Joanna Lumley

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth May 1, 1946
Nationality Britist, English
Profession Actress
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity White, English
Marital Status Married
Spouse Stephen Barlow (husband), Jeremy Lloyd (ex-husband)
Married on 1986
Children(s) Jamie Lumley
Net Worth(s) $12 million dollars (Approx.)
Name on Birth Joanna Lamond Lumley
Divorce One Time
Height 1.73 m
Weight N/A
Religion Christian
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Twitter @LumleyNews
Body Measurements 35 - 26 - 32 inch. (approx.)
Age 76 Years

Beautiful Joanna Lumley is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model and author, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel, Jam & Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin. In film she has appeared in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969, Trail of the Pink Panther in 1982 and James and the Giant Peach in 1996. She was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir and Jammu, British India as Joanna Lamond Lumley. She was born to her mother Thya Rose and her father Major James Rutherford-Lumley who served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the British Indian Army. After the independence of inidia her family moved to England also spending their time in Malaysia. Lumley got her education at St Mary's Convent School in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England and afterwards attended the Lucie Clayton Finishing School after being turned down by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 16.

An aspiring actress, she first came to fame as a model in London's swinging 1960s, where she was photographed by the greats, including her friend, the late Patrick Lichfield. She was designer Jean Muir's muse and house model for several years before carving a career as a freelance model where she became one of the top ten most-booked models of the 1960s. Lumley's breakthrough role was as Purdey in The New Avengers (1976), a role for which over 800 girls auditioned. Purdey propelled Lumley to instant fame and created one of the "must-have" hairstyles of the 1970s the Purdey bob. Lumley became a pin-up figure for a generation of British males who grew up watching her as the high-kicking action girl. Other roles followed, most notably as Sapphire in Sapphire & Steel (1979) opposite David McCallum -- a sci-fi precursor to The X-Files (1993) and an under-rated gem of a series which has gained a cult following in recent years, despite the fact it has only ever been shown ONCE on terrestrial TV. During the 1980s, Lumley returned to the theater, making notable appearances as "Hedda Gabler" and as "Elvira" in "Blithe Spirit" -- a role that seems tailor-made for her. Lumley also made appearances in several films, including Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), and a screen-stealing role in Shirley Valentine (1989). It was her reinvention as a comic actress in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) that shot Lumley to wider international acclaim. Her role as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) is regarded as one of the greatest female comic performances ever, earning Lumley a stream of awards, including several BAFTAs. Since Absolutely Fabulous (1992), Lumley has cemented her role as one of the UK's most-loved & respected actresses. She is rarely off UK TV screens and has also built a successful film career as a character/voice-over actress. She recently teamed up with the writer/director Hugo Blick for the series of acclaimed monologues Up in Town (2002) which were critically regarded as the performance of a lifetime, and the recent Sensitive Skin (2005). It has been announced that she will be making a return to the stage for the first time in over a decade in 2007 in a new production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.

Moving on to her personal life she has been married twice. She was first married to comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd on 23 May 1970 but due to some reasons they got divorced in 1970. After that she got married to Stephen Barlow in 1986. They are still living together a happy life. Lumley has a child but it belongs to her partner photographer Michael Claydon. In 1967 Lumley and Claydon together had a baby James. As she was a model there are galleries of her pictures in the web we can search her pictures in the web and view it. She has a great height she stands five feet and eight inches tall. Along with her height she has a well maintained weight. She weighs 125lbs. Currently she is 67 years old. She is of British nationality and of white ethnicity. She is a Christian. 

Lumley is one of the successful actresses of Britain. She is very sincere towards her profession and delivers her best in the thing she is doing. Her net worth hasn’t been made public but she has earned millions of net worth from her profession. Lumley has a perfect body shape and figure. Her body measurement is 34-24-34 inches. She has maintained her body very perfectly. She has achieved lots of success in her life. She has been awarded and honored with different awards. She was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Kent in July 1994. In 2006, she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews and in July 2008, she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Queen's University Belfast. There are not any rumors about her she is living a happy life.

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