Joanna Lumley

Birth Day May 1st, 1946
Birth Place Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Age 78 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Joanna Lumley is an English actress, comedian, presenter, former model, author, television producer, and activist. Her grandfather was Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Weir (1883-1950) who served as an army officer in Kashmir during the rule of British over India from  1858- 1947 and was a close friend to the 13th Dalai Lama.

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Famous for

  • She is best known for her role in British TV drama and series as well as a former model, TV producer and as a voice-over artist in animation "The Foxbusters".

Early Life of Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India as Joanna Lamond Lumley. She holds British nationality. She has a mixed ethnicity which includes Scottish, English, Northern Irish, and Danish. Her birth sign is Taurus. Her father's name is Major James Rutherford Lumley who served as an officer in the British Indian Army's 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles. Her mother's name is Thyra Beatrice Rose. She was from High-class family background with highly reputed and well recognized in the society. She was brought up in Kent, England, where she attended Mickledene School in Rolvenden as a boarder. The family also spent some time in Malaysia. She was educated at The Convent of Our Lady School in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, and afterward attended the Lucie Clayton Finishing School, after being turned down by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 16. She has revealed that she is a pagan and a believer 'in the trees despite being born in a Christian family.

Career of Joanna Lumley

  • Lumley Started her career as a photographic model, notably for Brian Duffy, who photographed her with her son. 
  • In 1967, she appeared on the BBC Two program The Impresarios: For Appearance's Sake. She also appeared in an early episode of the Bruce Forsyth Show in 1966.
  • She began acting career in 1969 with a small role in the film Some Girls Do, and as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • She made her first big-screen appearances in Television series  Coronation Street and the movie The Satanic Rites of Dracula.
  • She has also appeared alongside Hugh Laurie in the British romantic comedy Maybe Baby (2000) and alongside Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted (2004). 
  • She has appeared twice as Mrs. Dolly Bantry in Agatha Christie's Marple, in the episodes; 'The Body in the Library' (2004) & 'The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side' (2009). In 2010, she appeared in a 4-episode guest arc on the BBC drama, Mistresses as Vivienne Roden. In 2013, she appeared in the Martin Scorsese crime drama, The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers.

Achievement and Awards of Joanna Lumley

  • She won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012), and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bete. 
  • In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards and in 2017, she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship award.
  • She was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995.
  • She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Kent in July 1994 and by the University of St. Andrews in 2006.

Personal Life of Joanna Lumley

At the time of writing, Joanna Lumley is a married woman. Before getting married, she first had an unofficial love relationship with photographer Michael Claydon from 1960 to 1970. They were never officially married but only remained as a love partner. Through him, she gave birth to a child son named James Lumley who is also known as Jamie in 1967. She first officially got married to  Jeremy Lloyd, an English Writer, Poet and actor in 1970 but they got divorced after a few months.

Then she got married to the English Opera Conductor Stephen Barlow in 1986. From 1986 they are in their marriage relationship till now but haven't got any children.

Net worth of Joanna Lumley

As of 2020, The net worth of Joanna Lumley is  $16.5 million however Her salary is yet to be confirmed. She owns a mansion in Albert Square, England with a huge collection of small and big cars which are worth million pounds. Apart from that she also earns a good amount of money from her deal with commercials and endorsements with several brands and companies like Thorntons Chocolate, Astral Moisturizer, Privilege Insurance, and others. She is one of the Top female Richest celebrity artists born in the UK.

Body measurement of Joanna Lumley

Talking about her body features, she has a very hot figure. Even at the age of 74, she has maintained her body fit. She stands 5 ft9 inches tall with a balanced weight of 57 Kg. Her bra size is 12B, bust size is 34B, waist size is 61 cm and her hip size is 86 cm. She has blonde hair color and blue eye color. She has also done plastic surgery. 

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