Joanna Lumley

Talented trailblazer who redefined the game.

Joanna Lumley
Full NameJoanna Lamond Lumley


The illustrious Lady Joanna Lumley was born in 1946, a daughter of the esteemed Major James Rutherford Lumley and the magnificent Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir). Her childhood was spent amongst the glamour of the Far East, where her father was stationed. Lady Lumley quickly made a name for herself in the swinging 1960s of London, as a model who was revered by such illustrious figures as the late Patrick Lichfield and Jean Muir. Seamlessly transitioning from model to actress, Lady Lumley's iconic performance as Purdey in The New Avengers (1976) propelled her to instant fame, creating a hairstyle that became a must-have in the 1970s. Truly a muse of her generation, Lady Joanna Lumley is a woman of unparalleled grace and poise.

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Nope! In a world where the deck is often stacked against the downtrodden, Joanna Lumley stands as a shining example of what can be achieved through sheer determination. Despite being without support from family or friends, Joanna Lumley pressed forward and ultimately claimed their place in the sun.

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  • The Sandman
  • The King's Head: A Maverick in London
  • Joanna Lumley's Great Cities of the World
  • Comic Relief: Bodyguard
  • Joanna Lumley's Japan
  • GivingTales
  • Absolutely Fabulous: Comic Relief Special
  • Oxbridge Blues
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • The 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Class Act
  • The Corridor
  • Jonathan Creek
  • Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey
  • Are You Being Served?
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Motherland
  • Joanna Lumley's Nile
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
  • Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey
  • Sapphire & Steel
  • A Perfect Hero
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Radio Play
  • Agatha Christie's Marple
  • Paddington 2
  • Joanna Lumley's India
  • Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
  • Lovejoy
  • Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home - Travels in My Own Land
  • Clatterford
  • French and Saunders
  • Mistresses
  • Joanna Lumley's Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti
  • In Search of Dracula with Mark Gatiss
  • Carnage
  • General Hospital
  • The Plank
  • Me Before You
  • Corpse Bride
  • A Bucket o' French & Saunders
  • The Kenny Everett Television Show
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • The Cazalets
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Saturday Knight Takeaway
  • Mirrorball
  • The New Avengers
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