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Joanna Lumley is a Actor British born on 1 may 1946 at Srinagar (Inde)

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley
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Birth name Joanna Lamond Lumley
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 may 1946 (72 years) at Srinagar (Inde)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model, author and activist, 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 (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) and James and the Giant Peach (1996).

She later appeared in Maybe Baby (2000), Ella Enchanted (2004) and Corpse Bride (2005). She appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese crime drama, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She has also appeared in several stage roles and in 2011 was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in La Bête.

She has spoken out as a human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign and is now considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support. She is an advocate for a number of charities and animal welfare groups such as Compassion in World Farming and Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. She is patron of the Farm Animal Sanctuary. She also won the Special Recognition Award at The National Television Awards in 2013.

As of July 2012, she is planning, in collaboration with the designer Thomas Heatherwick, a pedestrian bridge across the Thames in London, "Garden Bridge". This is planned to feature trees and gardens.

Biography

Following her rise to fame, Lumley revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable; her son, James, was born in 1967. James Lumley's father is the photographer Michael Claydon. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd. In 1986, she married conductor Stephen Barlow; they live in London. They also have a house near the village of Penpont in southern Scotland. Lumley is a grandmother to her son's two daughters, Alice and Emily.

Lumley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Litt.) by the University of Kent in July 1994. In 2002, she was awarded an honorary degree from Oxford Brookes University. In 2006, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Litt.) from the University of St. Andrews. and in July 2008, she was also awarded an honorary Doctor of the University (Hon DUniv) from Queen's University Belfast.

Alongside her work for the Gurkhas, Lumley is a supporter of many charities, including Suffolk Family Carers and Kids for Kids. She has been a vegetarian for forty years, and a keen supporter of animal rights charities, including CIWF and Viva!. She has donated signed books for the literacy and international development charity Book Aid International. She is patron of the Born Free Foundation and passionate about the Free Tibet campaign.

Other charities supported include Mind, ActionAid, SANE, Kidasha (formerly CWS) which works on behalf of children in Nepal, and the Spike Milligan statue memorial fund.

Lumley was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party's Caroline Lucas at the 2015 general election.

Best films

Corpse Bride (2005)
(Actress)
Animals United (2010)
(Actress)

Usually with

Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2 films)
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joanna Lumley (41 films)

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Actress

Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Felicity Fanshaw
Rating78% 3.946173.946173.946173.946173.94617
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
Ab Fab: The Movie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jennifer Saunders, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie
Roles Patsy Stone
Rating54% 2.7007752.7007752.7007752.7007752.700775
The ever glamourous and self-indulgent Patsy and Edina find themselves at the center of a media firestorm.
Me Before You, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about disabilities
Actors Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Matthew Lewis
Roles Mary Rawlinson
Rating74% 3.704583.704583.704583.704583.70458
Une charmante petite ville de l'Angleterre rurale. Si elle est originale et artiste dans l'âme, Louisa "Lou" Clark, 26 ans, n'a aucune ambition particulière. Elle se contente d'enchaîner les boulots pour permettre à ses proches de joindre les deux bouts. Jeune et riche banquier, Will Traynor était un garçon plein d'audace et d'optimisme jusqu'à ce qu'il se retrouve paralysé, suite à un accident survenu deux ans plus tôt. Devenu cynique, il a renoncé à tout et n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Autant dire que ces deux-là auraient pu ne jamais se rencontrer. Mais lorsque Lou accepte de travailler comme aide-soignante auprès de Will, elle est bien décidée à lui redonner goût à la vie. Et peu à peu, les deux jeunes gens s'éprennent passionnément l'un de l'autre.
She's Funny That Way, 1h33
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Brie Larson, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Vivian Claremont
Rating60% 3.047813.047813.047813.047813.04781
The film centers on a call girl/escort-turned-Broadway-thespian Isabella/Izzy/Glowstick (Imogen Poots) and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life”.
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles Fenella
Rating59% 2.9973152.9973152.9973152.9973152.997315
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
The Wolf of Wall Street, 2h59
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau
Roles Aunt Emma
Rating81% 4.098384.098384.098384.098384.09838
In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) loses his job as a Wall Street stockbroker employed by a man named Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) due to Black Monday. He takes a job at a boiler room brokerage firm on Long Island that specializes in penny stocks. Thanks to his aggressive pitching style and the high commissions, Belfort makes a small fortune.
Gangsta Granny, 1h10
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon, Robbie Williams
Roles Queen Elizabeth II

Set in Basildon, the film centres around Ben an 11-year-old boy who goes off to his grandmother's house every Friday whilst his parents go out dancing. He dislikes going there as he finds his grandmother boring but she later tells him that she is an international jewel thief and arranges to steal the crown jewels from the Queen. All goes well until Granny hurts herself, which is revealed to be terminal.
Late Bloomers, 1h35
Directed by Julie Gavras
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi
Roles Charlotte
Rating57% 2.8533552.8533552.8533552.8533552.853355
A couple, Adam (Hurt) and Mary (Rossellini), are both heading into their sixties, but react to this differently. A retired teacher, Mary begins to make adjustments to their home to make it more practical for their age. Adam is defensive to any changes and fiercely defends his progression as an architect. They live in London, next door to Mary's mother, Nora who raised her daughter in Italy. Mary worries about an incident of memory loss and her doctor prescribes her to keep active. Adam, insulted by an offer to design a retirement home, instead turns his attention to the proposal of a young associate, Maya (Dobroshi) to participate in a competition to design a new museum. Adam becomes nocturnal, working on the project over-night with young associates. Mary becomes used to an increasingly empty home, but attracts an admirer at the gym.
Animals United, 1h33
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about lions, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Reptile
Actors Stephen Fry, Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Thomas Fritsch, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Donovan
Roles Giselle
Rating49% 2.4594952.4594952.4594952.4594952.459495
The film is set in Africa's Okavango Delta, and the main characters are a meerkat named Billy and a lion named Socrates. The annual flood has failed to arrive in the Delta, water has become scarce and the native animals fiercely fight over it. Billy and Socrates set out to find more water, and during their quest they meet a rag-tag group of animals from across the world: a polar bear named Sushi, a kangaroo named Toby, a Tasmanian devil named Smiley, two Galápagos tortoises named Winifred and Winston, a rooster named Charles, and a chimpanzee named Toto, all of whom have had their lives ruined by humans in some way and have travelled to Africa. The animals soon discover the reason for the lack of water in the Delta: a dam has been constructed to supply energy for a luxury resort owned by a man named Mr. Smith. Hunter, a poacher, kidnaps Socrates, while the other animals escape. The animals hold a conference where Winifred and Winston explain the deadly future that could be possible for animals. After the conference, however, Winifred and Winston pass away. That day, Billy and the other animals travel through the "Valley of Death" towards the dam. Hunter spots the animals and tries to stop them with a bi-plane, but is stopped by Toto. Maya, Mr. Smith's daughter, frees Socrates from his cage, and sends Hunter down a chute. Down at the bottom of the dam, the buffaloes and rhinos, including Chino and Biggie, charge into the dam. Billy hits a rock into a chute in the dam, which ignites a missile from Hunter's bi-plane, which destroys the dam, and frees the water. To celebrate the water coming back, they have a party. After the party, the animals travel to New York City, where the movie ends with the animals walking through the city with whales calling in the background.
Boogie Woogie, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley
Roles Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
Rating52% 2.6031152.6031152.6031152.6031152.603115
Boogie Woogie is a comedy of manners, its cast of characters devouring each other in a small world awash with big money. Set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, it casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, and wannabes vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.
The Magic Roundabout, 1h18
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cows, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kylie Minogue, Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Vanessa Paradis, Valérie Lemercier, Robbie Williams
Roles Ermintrude
Rating52% 2.605752.605752.605752.605752.60575
The film begins as the wizard Zebedee, a red jack-in-the-box-like creature, is having a nightmare about being chased by a rampaging blue jack-in-the-box creature.
Corpse Bride, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about marriage
Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley
Roles Maudeline Everglot (voice)
Rating73% 3.6999453.6999453.6999453.6999453.699945
In an unspecified Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of hateful aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal and is scolded by Pastor Galswells (Christopher Lee), he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
EuroTrip
EuroTrip (2004)
, 1h30
Directed by Jeff Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Road movies
Actors Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester, Jessica Boehrs, Kristin Kreuk
Roles Hostel Clerk
Rating65% 3.2996853.2996853.2996853.2996853.299685
The film begins in Hudson, Ohio, where Scott "Scotty" Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) gets dumped by his girlfriend, Fiona (Kristin Kreuk), immediately after his high school graduation in 2004. With his best friend, Cooper Harris (Jacob Pitts), Scott attends a graduation party that evening and listens to a performance of the film's main theme song "Scotty Doesn't Know", that crudely details the affair Fiona was having with the band's singer, Donny (Matt Damon), while she was with Scott. Drunk and angry, Scott returns home and receives an e-mail reply from his German pen pal, Mieke (Jessica Boehrs), who expresses sympathy towards Scott after Fiona breaks up with him, and suggests they arrange to meet in person. However, the entire time Scott has known her he has mispronounced Mieke as "Mike", thinking that she is male. After Cooper suggests that "Mike" may be a sexual predator, Scott angrily tells Mieke to stay away from him. Scott's younger brother, Bert (Nial Iskhakov), informs him that "Mieke" is a common girl's name among Germans. Realizing his mistake, and that he has feelings for Mieke, Scott tries desperately to contact her again, only to find out that Mieke has blocked his email address. Encouraged by Cooper and with him in tow, Scott decides to travel to Europe, seek out Mieke, and apologize to her face-to-face.
Stories of Lost Souls, 1h30
Directed by Illeana Douglas, Deborra-Lee Furness, Mark Palansky
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Josh Hartnett, Jason Acuña, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Jacqui Maxwell, William Ash
Roles Last in Line
Rating56% 2.805262.805262.805262.805262.80526
Un film à sketches centré autour de six histoires de conquête et de persévérance : "Standing Room Only" de Deborra-Lee Furness, "A Whole New Day" de William Garcia, "New Year's Eve" de Colin Spector, "Euston Road" de Toa Stappard et "Bangers" de Andrew Upton.
Ella Enchanted, 1h30
Directed by Tommy O'Haver
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about the labor movement, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver, Vivica A. Fox
Roles Dame Olga
Rating62% 3.1486153.1486153.1486153.1486153.148615
In the kingdom of Frell, a baby girl is born to Sir Peter and his wife Lady Eleanor. They name her Ella. Ella (Anne Hathaway) is given the "gift of obedience" by a misguided and obnoxious fairy called Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox). This turns out to be more of a curse, as it forces Ella to do anything she is told to do, even if the command is against her wishes. Ella's mother, on her deathbed, warns her daughter not to tell anyone about the curse she is under for fear that someone might use it to exploit Ella. After her mother's death, only Mandy (Minnie Driver), the household fairy, knows the secret.