Julia Sawalha

Julia Sawalha

Highest Rated: 97% Chicken Run (2000)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 9, 1968

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Famous for her performance as the mousy daughter Saffron on the popular comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC, 1992-2012), Julia Sawalha had a chameleon like ability to slip into seemingly any role. As the daughter of a British mother and a Jordanian father-actor Nadim Sawalha-Sawalha attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before beginning her career on screen with a small, non-speaking role in an episode of the series "Keep It in the Family" (ITV, 1980-83). Before long, she was making memorable appearances on shows like "Inspector Morse" (ITV, 1987-2000) and starring on the early Steven Moffat series "Press Gang" (ITV, 1989-1993). Then in 1992, Sawalha joined the cast of the outrageous comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous," a show that would become such a sensation that Sawalha found herself etched into popular culture for seemingly the rest of her career. The show would run from 1992 to 1996, and was then revived for three more seasons beginning in 2001. In the meantime, Sawalha participated in many more projects, notably playing Lydia Bennet for the popular 1995 miniseries adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (BBC, 1995) and starring on the series "Faith in the Future" (ITV, 1995-1998) and "Time Gentlemen Please" (BSkyB, 2000-2002). After starring in the chilling "Remember Me" (BBC, 2014), she then reprised the role of Saffron for the much anticipated "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" (2016).

Highest rated movies

A Midwinter's Tale
The Wind in the Willows
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Venus & Mars




58% 41% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Saffron (Character) $4.8M 2016
No Score Yet 93% Horatio Hornblower: Loyalty Maria Mason (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 88% Horatio Hornblower: Duty Maria Hornblower (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain Karen Willet (Character) - 2002
0% 33% Venus & Mars Marie (Character) - 2001
97% 65% Chicken Run Ginger (Voice) - 2000
75% 61% The Wind in the Willows Córka strażnika (Character) $72.8K 1996
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Nina Raymond (Character) $466.8K 1995


No Score Yet 75% Remember Me Jan Ward (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 92% Absolutely Fabulous Saffy (Character) 1992 1994-1995 2001-2003 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lark Rise to Candleford Dorcas Lane (Character) 2008-2011
No Score Yet 100% Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Jessie Brown (Character) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Character) 1997-1998 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Dolly Nightingale (Character) 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottom Unknown (Guest Star) 1992