Dame Joanna Lamond Lumley is a British actress, author, activist, and former model who was born on May 1, 1946. She was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the production of La Bête. She has won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (19922012).

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Lumley was honored with a BAFTA Fellowship in 2017 after winning the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. She played Elaine Perkins in Coronation Street in 1973. Lumley’s other television credits include The New Avengers (19761977), Sapphire & Steel (19791982), Sensitive Skin (20052007), Jam & Jerusalem (20062008), and Finding Alice (2021present).

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REAL NAME Dame Joanna Lamond Lumley
NICKNAMEJoanna Lumley
BORNMay 1, 1946
AGE77 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACESrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, British India
PROFESSIONModel, Actor, Television Producer
NET WORTH$25 Million
SPOUSEStephen Barlow
HEIGHT5 feet 8 inches (173cm)

Early Life and Career Beginning

At the end of the British Raj, Joanna Lamond Lumley was born in 1946 in Srinagar, India. Her father, Major James Rutherford Lumley, was born in India and had Scottish and English ancestry, while her mother, Thyra Beatrice Rose, was English. After visiting her parents on leave, Lumley decided at the age of eight to stay in England.

She attended St. Mary’s Convent School on the Ridge after boarding at Mickledene School in Rolvenden, Kent. At 16, Lumley was rejected from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and enrolled in the Lucie Clayton Finishing School in London.

Lumley was a model for three years in the beginning, mostly for fashion designer Jean Muir and portrait photographer Brian Duffy. Her acting career started in 1969 with an uncredited part in the spy comedy “Some Girls Do“. During this period, she also made brief appearances on the TV soap operaCoronation Street” and starred opposite Christopher Lee in “The Satanic Rites of Dracula“, released in 1973.

Personal Life

James who was born in 1967 is the son of Joanna Lumley and her partner Michael Claydon. Actor Jeremy Lloyd was the first person she married and divorced in 1970. She got married to opera conductor Stephen Barlow in 1986; they own a cottage in Scotland’s Southern Uplands. The couple lives together in London.

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Joanna Lumley is well-known for her charity work for several kinds of oppressed groups, such as the exiled Tibetans, the Gurkhas, and the Khonds indigenous community of India. She became the public face of the Gurkha Justice Campaign in 2008. She works for the rights of Gurkha veterans of Nepalese origin to settle in the United Kingdom.

Additionally, Lumley supports Survival International, a human rights organization that stands by the rights of indigenous peoples. The group’s documentaries, “Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain“, and “We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples“, both featured the actress’s writing, with continues going toward supporting the former.

Joanna Lumley career

During the 1976 revival of the popular 1960s seriesThe Avengers“, Lumley landed her first major role as Purdey in “The New Avengers“. Another significant role came in 1979 when Lumley was chosen to play a mysterious creature in the supernatural series “Sapphire & Steel“. But more than 10 years later, the actress’s real claim to fame came from the BBC comedy series “Absolutely Fabulous”.

On the series’ multiple runs from 1992 to 2012, Lumley played the dissolute fashion director Patsy Stone. The highly regarded show was made into a movie in 2016 and received numerous TV awards. Lumley performed as Kate Swift on the British television seriesClass Act” from 1994 to 1995.

She was a nominee for a 1999 BAFTA for Best Actress for her work in “A Rather English Marriage“. In addition, Lumley contributed her unique voice to several animated productions. It includes”Tim Burton’s” “Corpse Bride” and “James and the Giant Peach“, as well as “The Foxbusters“.

Beyond acting, Lumley has collaborated with ITV to produce and present numerous travelogue series. These included “Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey“, “Joanna Lumley’s Nile“, and “Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure” from 2010. The Silk Road trade route, Japan, and the search for Noah’s Ark have focused on other series.

How much is Joanna Lumley net worth?

The British actress and producer Joanna Lumley has a net worth of $25 million US dollars. Often regarded as one of the best TV shows in the UK. Lumley has won two BAFTA TV Awards for the series. Apart from acting, Lumley is a vocal supporter of animal welfare and human rights. She has worked with numerous charities.

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