Julia Sawalha

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Full Name Julia Sawalha
Age 52 Years Old
Nick Name Sawalha
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date September 9th, 1968
Birth Place London

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Julia Sawalha is an English actress who is best known for her role as Saffron Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for portraying Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She played Dorcas Lane in the BBC's costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford, Carla Borrego in Jonathan Creek, and Jan Ward in the 2014 BBC One mystery Remember Me. Overall, she is a very talented actress.

Julia Sawalha lashes out at 'lying' sister Nadia for 'destroying their family'

Julia Sawalha has lashed out at big sister Nadia - accusing her of "destroying their family" and claiming she has told "lies". The Absolutely Fabulous star, 50, slammed her sister, 54, for using "fake tears" to "gain sympathy and attention" on Monday's Loose Women. During a special segment looking back on her life, Nadia said she had a "really volatile relationship" with her younger sister and they had gone through long periods where they did not speak. Emotional Nadia looked close to tears as she opened up their "intense on and off relationship" to her fellow Loose Women panelists. However, Julia has accused her sister of "talking lies and rubbish" for six years while creating a sibling rivalry. 

Early Life of Julia Sawalha

Julia was born on 9th September 1968 in Lambeth, London, England to parents Roberta Lane and  Nadim Sawalha. He has two siblings namely, Nadia Sawalha and Dina Sawalha. She belongs to British nationality and mixed (Jordanian Arab, English, and  French Huguenot) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Virgo. Talking about her education, firstly, she attended the Theatre Arts School. Then, she attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. As of 2018, she celebrated her 50th birthday. 

Body Measurements of Julia Sawalha 

Julia is a very beautiful actress and she has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. She weighs around 56 Kg. She has a measurement of 34-27-33 inches respectively. Her hair color is light brown and her eye color is dark brown. Her shoe size is 8 (US). Overall, she has got a very healthy body.

Career of Julia Sawalha

  • Julia Sawalha made her debut in the 1982 BBC miniseries Fame Is the Spur. 
  • In the year 1988, she also played a small role in Inspector Morse on the episode “Last Seen Wearing”. 
  • In the year 1992, she also starred in episode “Parade” (S2 E4) of Bottom as Veronica Head, a beautiful young barmaid at the Lamb and Flag.
  • She then starred in the ITV family comedy Second Thoughts and continued with her character, Hannah (Lynda Bellingham’s daughter), in the British Comedy Award-winning Faith in the Future (1995-1998).  In the year 1994, she also played Mercy (Merry) Pecksniff in the BBC production of Martin Chuzzlewit.
  • From the year 1992 to 2012, she also played strait-laced daughter Saffron Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. 
  • She also appeared in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as Lydia Bennet, with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.
  • She voiced Ginger in DreamWorks/Aardman’s Chicken Run. Similarly, she also played “Dawn the Wise Man” in The Flint Street Nativity on Christmas Eve.
  • In the year 2000, she also appeared as Janet, the Australian barmaid. 
  • She also played the much put-upon PA to “Zak” in Argos TV adverts during 2002-2004, along with Richard E. Grant. 
  • She has also joined actor Ioan Gruffudd in the internationally successful TV adaptations.
  • In the year 2006, she participated in the third series of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are. 
  • She also appeared in the pilot of BBC 1’s A Taste of my Life presented by Nigel Slater.
  • In the year 2014, she also played the part of Jan Ward in BBC One’s thriller miniseries Remember Me, featuring Michael Palin.
  • On 9th May 2015, she read the account of a member of the Women's Land Army at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London, that was broadcast live on BBC1.
  • Talking about her achievements and awards, she has won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor-Female for Press Gang (1989).

Net Worth of Julia Sawalha

Her net worth is estimated to have $10 million. There is no information regarding her salary. Overall, she is satisfied with her earnings and she is living a luxurious lifestyle from her earnings. Her source of income is from her acting career. 

Marital Status, Dating, Boyfriend

Julia is a married person. She had a relationship with Patrick Marber. She had a relationship with Keith Allen, whom she met on the set of Martin Chuzzlewit. On 1 January 2004, it was alleged in the tabloid newspapers that she had married Alan Davies, her co-star in the television series Jonathan Creek. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Absolutely Fabulous star Julia Sawalha has found love with boyfriend Luke Hollingworth, who is 17 years her junior. The 47-year-old actress admitted that she'd given up on finding 'the one' before she met sound engineer Luke on the Ab Fab film set. Despite meeting just five months ago, Julia revealed that the pair have been joined at the hip. “Before Luke, I was single for seven years. By the time we got together, I’d stopped looking for someone else to fill the void,” she said.