Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley

Highest Rated: 99% Paddington 2 (2017)

Lowest Rated: 20% Absolutely Anything (2015)

Birthday: May 1, 1946

Birthplace: Srinagar, India

A comedic powerhouse, Joanna Lumley went from modeling to small roles in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) and "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973) before recurring on "Coronation Street" (ITV, 1960) and multiple theatrical productions, usually farces or light comedies like "Blithe Spirit" and "Private Lives." She became a cult star when she followed in the high-kicking footsteps of Honor Blackman and Diana Rigg to become the female lead of "The New Avengers" (ITV, 1976-77) as the martial arts and weapons expert Purdey, which helped her land her own sci-fi series, "Sapphire & Steel" (ITV, 1979-1982). After small film roles including "Curse of the Pink Panther" (1983) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989), she became a worldwide star as the hard-living fashion editor Patsy Stone opposite Jennifer Saunders's neurotic Edina Monsoon on "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC One, 1992-96; 2001-04; 2011-12). A fearlessly grotesque and endlessly hilarious character in Lumley's hands, Patsy became the show's most powerful comic weapon, and "Fabulous" a national smash and global cult classic, earning her a British Comedy Award and two BAFTAs. Her profile raised accordingly, Lumley booked international roles in "James and the Giant Peach" (1996), "The Cat's Meow" (2001), "EuroTrip" (2004), "Ella Enchanted" (2004) and "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) before returning to her most famous character for "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" (2016). Although she was much loved in the U.K. for her lengthy body of work and activist politics, Lumley was best known around the world for her iconic "fabulous" work that kept fans in stitches for years.

Highest rated movies

Paddington 2
Cold Comfort Farm
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Cat's Meow
Shirley Valentine
Finding Your Feet Falling for Figaro Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 72% Falling for Figaro Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Character) $35.8K 2020
70% 56% Finding Your Feet Jackie (Character) $1.4M 2017
99% 87% Paddington 2 Felicity Fanshawe (Character) $38.4M 2017
58% 41% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Patsy Stone (Character) $4.8M 2016
20% 32% Absolutely Anything Fenella (Character) - 2015
45% 35% She's Funny That Way Vivian Claremont (Character) $106.4K 2014
79% 83% The Wolf of Wall Street Aunt Emma (Character) $116.9M 2013
No Score Yet 49% The Making of a Lady Lady Maria Byrne (Character) - 2012
44% 35% Late Bloomers Charlotte (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animals United Giselle (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side Dolly Bantry (Character) - 2010
33% 22% Boogie Woogie Alfreda Rhinegold (Character) $1.8K 2009
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Maudeline Everglot (Voice) $53.4M 2005
60% 50% The Magic Roundabout Ermintrude (Voice) - 2005
50% 57% Ella Enchanted Dame Olga (Character) $22.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Body in the Library Dolly Bantry (Character) - 2004
75% 51% The Cat's Meow Elinor Glyn (Character) $3.2M 2001
50% 48% Maybe Baby Sheila (Character) $19.1K 2000
No Score Yet 36% Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Half Tusk (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 43% Mad Cows Gillian (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 21% Parting Shots Freda (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 36% The Tale of Sweeney Todd Mrs. Lovett (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 58% A Rather English Marriage Liz Franks (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 38% Coming Home Diana Carey-Lewis (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 24% Prince Valiant Morgana Le Fey (Character) - 1997
91% 65% James and the Giant Peach Aunt Spiker (Voice) $28.9M 1996
No Score Yet 12% Innocent Lies Lady Helena Graves (Character) - 1995
83% 81% Cold Comfort Farm Mrs. Mary Smiling (Character) $5.6M 1995
No Score Yet 50% Girl Friday Self - 1994
73% 86% Shirley Valentine Marjorie Majors (Character) $4.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Boys Helen (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Was Tory Gigi (Character) - 1984
29% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Countess Chandra (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Weather in the Streets Kate (Character) - 1983
23% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Marie Jouvet (Character) - 1982
29% 30% The Satanic Rites of Dracula Jessica Van Helsing (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Games That Lovers Play Fanny Hill (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breaking of Bumbo Susie (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chatterly vs. Fanny Hill Fanny Hill (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Leg Guest 2021
69% No Score Yet Finding Alice Sarah (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanna Lumley's Unseen Adventures Executive Producer,
Host
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanna Lumley's Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti Executive Producer,
Host
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Host
2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanna Lumley's India Executive Producer,
Host
2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2007 2010-2011 2016
No Score Yet 92% Absolutely Fabulous Patsy (Character) 1992 1994-1996 2001-2003 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sensitive Skin Unknown (Character) 2005 2007
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2004
76% 72% Roseanne Patsy (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Avengers Unknown (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet 100% Are You Being Served? Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Character) 1961