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Born on May 1, 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Birth Name: Joanna Lamond Lumley
Spouses: Michael Claydon, Stephen Barlow; Jeremy Lloyd (divorced).
Has one son: James Aenas Lumley
Height: 5'8"
Got OBE in 1995.


TV Appearances/Crew Work

(2017)Finding Your Feet(Jackie)
(2017)Andorra (Mrs. Quay)
(2017)The Man You're Not (Joanna Lumley)
(2016)Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Pasty Stone)
(2016)Have You Been Paying Attention?-Ep 5.13
(2016)The Corridor (The Lady)
(2016)Me Before You (Mary Rawlinson)
(2015)Walliams & Friend-Joanna Lumley
(2015)Absolutely Anything
(2014)Text Santa (Angel in 'Downtown Abbey' sketch)
(2014)She's funny That Way (Vivian Claremont)
(2014)Death Knight Love Story (Lady Blaumeaux)
(2013)Gangsta Granny (The Queen)
(2013)The Wolf of Wall Street (Aunt Emma)

(2013)Jonathan Creek-The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (Rosalind Tartikoff)
© British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(2012)The Making of a Lady (Lady Maria Byrne)
(2012)Little Crackers- Joanna Lumley's Little Cracker: Baby, Be Blonde (Features Commissioner)
(2011)Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (Mrs. Danvers )
(2011)Late Bloomers (Charlotte)
(2010)Mistresses (Vivienne Roden)

(2010)Marple: The Mirror Cracked from Side to Side
(Dolly Bantry)

All 3 images ©ITV Studios

(2009)Boogie Woogie (Alfreda Rhinegold)

(2009)Inspector Lewis-Counter Culture Blues (Esme Ford)
© Granada Television/Granada Media/ITV Productions

(2009)Comic Relief 2009 (Patsy)

(2006-2008)Clatterford/Jam and Jerusalem (Delilah Stagg)
©French & Saunders Productions; BBC

(2006-2007)""Jam and Jerusalem" (Delilah Stagg)
(2006)The Audition (Casting Agent)
(2006) Dolls (Madame Muscat)

(2005-2007) "Sensitive Skin" (Davina Jackson)
All 3 images © Baby Cow Productions

(2005)Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (Patsy Stone)

(2004) Agatha Christie-Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (Dolly Bantry)
Both images ©Granada Drama

(2004)Ella Enchanted (Dame Olga)
(2004)Eurotrip (Hostel Clerk)
(2004)Standing Room Only (Last in Line)
(2003)"My Dad's the Prime Minister"- The School Play
(2002) "Up in Town" (Madison Blakelock)
(2001)The Cat's Meow (Elinor Glyn)
(2000)Mirrorball (Jackie Riviera)
(2000)Maybe Baby (Sheila)
(1999)"Dr Willoughby" (Donna Sinclair)
(1999)Mad Cows (Gillian)
(1999)Nancherrow (Diana Carey-Lewis)

(1999)Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (The (Female) 13th Doctor)
© Comic Relief

(1998)Parting Shots
© Michael Winner Ltd./Scimitar Films

(1998)A Rather English Marriage (Lizzie Franks)
Both images ©Wall to Wall Television

(1998)The Tale of Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett)
(1998)Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Patsy Stone)
(1998)Coming Home (Diana Carey-Lewis)
(1997)Prince Valiant (Morgan Le Fey)
(1996) "Roseanne"- Satan, Darling (Patsy Stone)
(1996)Kingdom of the Lost Boy
(1996)James and the Giant Peach (Aunt Spiker)
(1995)Innocent Lies/Halcyon Days (Lady Helena Graves)
(1995)Cold Comfort Farm (Mrs. Mary Smiling)
(1994) Class Act (Kate Swift)
(1993) "Cluedo" (Mrs. Peacock)

(1992) "Lovejoy" (Victoria Cavero)
Both images ©BBC

(1992) A Perfect Hero (Loretta Stone)

(1992-2002)Absolutely Fabulous (Patsy)
All 4 images © British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)/French & Saunders Productions

(1990)A Ghost in Monte Carlo (Lady Drayton)
(1988)Shirley Valentine (Marjorie Majors)
(1987)When I get to Heaven-Joanna Lumley
(1986)Starting Out-To Be or Not to Be (Mrs Robertson)
(1986) "The Two Ronnies"- Eps 12.2+12.3 (Miss Dibley)
(1984)"Alas Smith & Jones" Ep 1.6
(1984)The Glory Boys (Helen)

(1984) Mistral's Daughter (Lally Longridge)

Both images ©Steve Krantz Productions/Mistral's Daughter Productions

(1984) "Oxbridge Blues"-That Was Tory (Gigi)
(1984)The Weather in the Streets (Kate)

(1983)Curse of the Pink Panther (Countess Chandra)
©Blake Edwards

(1982)Trail of the Pink Panther (Marie Jouvet)
Both images ©United Artists

(1979-1982) Sapphire and Steel (Sapphire)
(1979)The Plank (The Hitchhiker)
(1978)Whodunnit?-Which Eye, Jack?

(1976-1977) "The New Avengers"

-Angel of Death

-Cat Amongst the Pigeons (Purdey)
Both images ©A&E

-The Eagle's Nest
Both images ©A&E

-House of Cards
Both images ©A&E

-Last of the Cybernauts
Both images ©A&E

-To Catch a Rat

-The Tale of the Big Why
Both images ©A&E

Both images ©A&E


-The Lion and the Unicorn

Both images ©A&E


-The Mida's Touch



-Three Handed Game

-Dirtier By the Dozen

-Dead Men Are Dangerous

-Medium Rare



-K is for Kill
Both images ©A&E

-The Gladiators


-Forward Base

(1976) "The Cuckoo Waltz"-Babysitter (Harriet Paulden)
(1976)Up the Workers
(1975)General Hospital (Flirty Patient)
(1974)The Satanic Rites of Dracula
(1974)Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (Miss Giselle Parkyn)

(1974) "Steptoe and Son"- Loathe Story (Bunty Kennington-Stroud)

© British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(1973)The Satanic Rites of Dracula/Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (Jessica Van Helsing)

Both images ©Warner Bros. Pictures

(1973) "Coronation Street" (Elaine Perkins)
(1973)The Protector (Liz-scenes deleted)
(1971)It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes Darling (Samantha Ryder-Ross)
(1971)Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill (Fanny Hill)
(1971)The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Lab Assistant-scenes deleted)

(1971)Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill/Games That Lovers Play
©Border Films

(1970)Tam Lin/The Devil's Widow/The Devil's Woman (Georgia)
(1970)The Breaking of Bumbo (Susie)

(1970)The House That Dripped Blood (Film Crew Girl)
©Amicus Productions

(1970)Games That Lovers Play/Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill (Fanny Hill)
(1969)Morecabe and Wise

(1969)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (The English Girl)

Both images ©Danjaq

(1969)Some Girls Do (Robot on Suicide Mission)
©The Rank Organisation

(1957)Emergency-Ward 10 (Patient)


Images in this section used with permission from:
anonymous contributers


(2000)The Cazalets


(1984)Women of Our Century (Dame Flora Robson)


(1993)Q.E.D.-Art and Chips (Narrator)
(1995)The Forgotten Toys (Annie's voice)

(1999)Alice in Wonderland (Tiger Lily's voice)
©Babelsberg International Film Production

(1999)"Foxbusters" (Sims' voice)
(2000)Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (Half Tusk's voice)

(2003)Posh Nosh (Narrator-voice)

(2005)The Agatha Christie Code (Narrator)
(2005) "Planet Voice"- På den røde løber med Planet Voice
(2005)Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (Ermintrude's voice)
©Action Synthese

(2005)Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Maudeline Everglot's voice)
(2006)Inside the Two World of 'The Corpse Bride' (Voice of Maudeline Everglot)
(2006)The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (Voice of Narrator)
(2009)Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain (Narrator)
(2010)Restore the Earth (short-voice)
(2010)The Snowman: The Live Stage Show (Narrator)
(2010)Animals United-Giselle (voice)

Images in this section used with permission from:
Anonymous Contributer


Misc Shows

(1966) "The Bruce Forsyth Show" Ep 1.6
(1974)Call My Bluff Sept 30th and Oct 7th episode
(1975)Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game Jan 11th episode
(1976)Christmas Supersonic-Xmas Show (Host)
(1976)Call My Bluff Apr 29th episode
(1977)Call My Bluff April 29th and May 6th episodes
(1978)Call My Bluff June 28th and July 5th episodes
(1978)Read All About It Oct 22nd episode
(1979)Seven to One-Joanna Lumley
(1979)Call My Bluff March 13th and 20th episodes
(1980)Call My Bluff Feb 24th and Mar 2nd episode
(1980)An Audience with Dame Edna Everage
(1981) "The Morecambe & Wise Show" Ep 2.7
(1981)Parkinson Ep 11.11
(1981)Call My Bluff Apr 10th episode
(1981)The Gentleman Factory
(1982-1985)The Kenny Everett Television Show (Various)
(1982)Call My Bluff Jan 28th and Dec 4th episodes
(1983)Children in Need Nov 25th episode
(1983)Call My Bluff June 6th and 13th episodes
(1984)Call My Bluff Dec 14th and 21st episodes
(1984)Women of Our Century-Janet Vaughn
(1984)"This Is Your Life"- Patrick Macnee
(1985)"Children in Need" November 22nd episode
(1985)An Audience with Billy Connolly (Audience Member)
(1985)"Aspel & Company" Ep 2.8
(1985)Breakfast Time Nov 22nd and 26th episodes
(1987)Children in Need Nov 27th episode
(1988)Comic Relief
(1988)An Audience with Peter Ustinov
(1988)This Morning (Talk Show)
(1989)Sunday, Sunday Dec 24th episode
(1989)Wogan Oct 6th episode
(1990)Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!
(1990)The Full Wax

(1990)This is Your Life-Peter Cushing
©Thames Television International

(1991)The Full Wax Ep 1.4
(1992)The Full Wax Ep 2.1
(1992)The Big Breakfast Ep 1.1
(1993)Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes
(1993)Saturday Zoo Jan 16th episode
(1993)The Full Wax Ep 3.1
(1993)Without Walls-Bad Ideas of the 20th Century Youthism
(1994) Girl Friday
(1994)London Tonight Feb 10th episode
(1994)This Morning Sept 16th episode
(1994)The Frost Programme May 5th episode
(1994)Funny Bones
(1995)The Clive James Show Ep 1.3
(1995)Late Show with David Letterman May 16th episode
(1995)This Is Your Life-June Whitfield
(1996)The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards
(1996)The Girlie Show Ep 1.1
(1997)"Light Lunch"- It's a Bolly Good Show
(1997)"Clive Anderson All Talk" Ep 2.8
(1997)"The Mrs. Merton Show" Ep 3.6
(1997)All Talk
(1997)Joanna Lumley in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon (Presenter)
(1998)"Ruby" Ep 2.1
(1998)"French and Saunders"- Titanic
(1998)"Late Lunch" Ep 2.7
(1999)"Des O'Connor Tonight" September 3rd episode
(1999)Parkinson March 26th episode
(1999)Ruby Ep 3.4
(1999)Celebrity Holiday Memories Ep 1.1
(2000)BBC Reports: Dot.Com Fever
(2000)Ireland AM
(2000)The BAFTA TV Awards 2000
(2000)Open House Apr 11th episode
(2000)"Private View" (Interviewer)
(2001)"This Hour Has 22 Minutes" Ep 9.8
(2002)"Friday Night with Jonathan Ross"- Episode 3.9
(2002)"Ruby" December 13th episode
(2003)Richard and Judy Apr 1st episode
(2004)"Richard & Judy Show" May 19th episode
(2004)"This Morning" Oct 14th episode
(2004)"Top Gear" - November 7th
(2004)"The Late Late Show" October 15th episode
(2004)"Parkinson" October 2nd episode
(2004)The Story of Absolutely Fabulous (Patsy Stone)
(2005)Richard and Judy Nov 24th episode
(2005)I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan
(2005)Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Marple
(2005)Magical Voices
(2005)The Magic of Music
(2005)Stories of Lost Souls (Last in line)
(2005)"The Paul O'Grady Show" Ep 3.74
(2005)"The Heaven and Earth Show" June 12th episode
(2005)"Breakfast"- Episode dated June 8, 2005
(2005)"The Kumars at No. 42" Ep 6.2
(2005)The Paul O'Grady Show Ep 3.74
(2005)Breakfast-June 8th episode
(2006)Tim Burton: Dark vs Light
(2006)Voices from the Underworld
(2006)This Morning Apr 20th episode
(2006)The Audition
(2006)The Secret Policeman's Ball
(2006)"The Bigger Picture" Ep 3.4
(2006)"This Morning"
(2006)The King's Head: A Maverick in London
(2006)Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light
(2007) "The Friday Night Project" Ep 5.14 (Guest Host)
(2007)"The South Bank Show" - June Whitfield
(2007)"The Graham Norton Show" w/David Hyde Pierce
(2007)London Tonight Nov 19th episode
(2007)Happy Birthday BAFTA
(2007)Counting Out Time
(2007)"Tubridy Tonight" Ep 3.24
(2007) "Sensitive Skin" (Davina Jackson)
(2007)Parkinson Oct 27th episode
(2007)A Bucket of French & Saunders
(2007)The Friday Night Project Ep 5.10 (Guest Host)
(2007)The South Bank Show-June Whitfield
(2008)Breakfast-Apr 28th episode
(2008)Ian Fleming- Where Bond Began
(2008)Happy Hour Ep 3.6
(2008)Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights (Presenter)
(2008)This Morning Apr 21st episode
(2009)James May's Toy Stories-Plasticine
(2009)Pride of Britain Awards 2009
(2009)Joanna Lumley: Catwoman Eps 1.1 and 1.2 (Presenter)
(2009)ITV Lunchtime News Apr 24th episode
(2009)The Paul O'Grady Show Apr 1st episode
(2009)GMTV-Sept 2nd episode
(2009)Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Eps 3.9 and 16.17
(2009)The ONE Show March 16th episode
(2009)Xpose Ep 3.102
(2009)Breakfast-Dec 17th episode
(2010)"The Graham Norton Show" Ep 1.16
(2010)Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Ep 1.2
(2010)National Television Awards (Presenter)
(2010)The Man Who Shot the 60s
(2010)Sunday AM-June 6th episode


AYBS Stats

AYBS Timeframe: 1973 & 1975


"German Week"
"His and Hers"





Radio Times
Nov 5, 2005

The Times Magazine
June 2, 2001

January 1998

The Advocate
April 16, 1996

New Zealand Listener
July 29, 1995

Radio Times
January 22-28, 1994


Telegraph Magazine
June 12,2010

The New York Times
August 1, 2009

The Independent
July 18, 2009

The Guardian
May 7, 2009

The Times
May 5, 2009

The Independent
May 2, 2009

The Times
Apr 25, 2009

The Times
October 18, 2008

The Independent
September 17, 2008

July 15, 2004

The Daily Express
March 24, 2004

January 1978


April 1997

December 1995

Celebrity Sleuth
(1995)Vol. 8, Issue 9
(1994)Vol. 7, Issue 8
(1989)Vol. 2, Issue 5
(1985)Vol. 1, Issue 1

Men's Collection
(1992)Issue 21

January 1981-Vol. 2, Issue 8

Club International
December 1980-Vol. 4, Issue 12

Cinema X
1970-Vol. 2, Issue 10

Magazine cover photos

Telegraph Magazine
June 12, 2010

SAGA Magazine
April 2010

arte TV Magazin
June 2004-Issue 6

The Advocate
November 2, 2001

New Zealand Listener
July 29, 1995

Radio Times
March 25, 1995-Vol. 284, Issue 3714

Time Out
April 6, 1994-Issue 1233

September 21, 1985-Issue 38
October 1, 1977-Issue 40


Contact Info

Joanna Lumley
3rd Floor,
8-12 Broadwick Street, London
United Kingdom


Was a model.

No acting training.


Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

Animal Rights campaigner and vegetarian.


Audio/Video/Books/Official Websites/Radio


Sang in Corpse Bride and two Absolutely Fabulous episodes.

Appeared in the Pet Shop Boys video "Absolutely Fabulous".

(1970s)Voice of Zaza the cat in "Hector's House".

(2004)"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Voice of the "Woman with the Sydney Opera House Head"

Recorded "Welcome to AOL" audio logon and "You Have Email" for UK AOL users.


(2005)No Room for Secrets - Autobiography

(1997)In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

(1994)Girl Friday

(1989)Stare Back and Smile: Memoirs - Autobiography

(2009)Stare Back and Smile: Memoirs - Autobiography
Authors: Tim Ewbank & Stafford Hildred.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch, 2009.
ISBN: 9780233002903

(1983)Peacocks and Commas: Best of the "Spectator"

"The Avengers and Me" Biography

Wrote introduction for "'The Magic Key To Charm" book.


Wit Knits (1985-Willow Books)


"I first came face to face with Joanna Lumley when I was President of the Union at Oxford and she was a young and enormously successful model. Now she's a young and enormously successful actress and writer, one of the most brilliant and beautiful people you are likely to meet. If you don't get to meet her, let me tell you she's even nicer than she looks-and she looks fantastic!"



"The next Wit Knit is specially designed for all horse and pony lovers. And it's modelled with style overleaf by the lovely Joanna Lumley."


(Images and quotes used with the permission of the author Gyles Brandreth).


About Lumley
Joanna Lumley - The Biography by Tim Ewbank and Stafford Hildred; an unauthorised biography.

(1983)"The Hundred and One Dalmations"
(Listen for Pleasure 7132)
ISBN 0-88646-097-2

(1988)"Northanger Abbey"
(Listen for Pleasure 7227-7)
ISBN 0-88646-227-4


More links pertaining to Joanna Lumley



(September 23,2010-January 21,2011) "La Bete"-Music Box Theatre (Broadway in New York City) w/David Hyde Pierce

(March 2007)"The Cherry Orchard" (Ranevksya)- Crucible Theare

(2005)Celebration (Gate Theatre, Dublin) Appeared with Jeremy Irons.

(Dec 1996) Jack and the Beanstalk

(1995)"The Letter" (Leslie)- Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

(1992)"Who Shall I Be Tomorrow?"- Greenwich Theatre

(1991)"The Revenger's Comedies" (Imogen)- Strand Theatre

(1990)"Vanilla" (Miranda)- Lyric Theatre

(1989)"The Cherry Orchard" (Ranevskya)

(1987)"An Ideal Husband" (Mrs Cheveley)- Chichester Festival Theatre w/June Whitfield

(1986)"Blithe Spirit" (Elvira) - Vaudeville Theatre

(1984)"Hedda Gabler" (Title Role)

(1983)"Noel and Gertie" (Gertrude Lawrence) - King's Head Theatre

(1982)"Private Lives" (Georgia)

(1975)"The End of Me Old Cigar"- Greenwich Theatre

(1975)"Othello" (Desdemona)

(1972)"Don't Just Lie There, Say Something" (Miss Parkyn) -Garrick Theatre

(1971)"Not Now Darling" - Marlowe Theatre (First Stage appearance).

TV Plays

(1971) Comedy Playhouse: "It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling" (Samantha Ryder-Ross)
(1969) "The Wednesday Play"- The Mark II Wife (Elsie Engelfield)



Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) .

Better treatment of Gurkhas Article


Book Aid International

Born Free Foundation

Free Tibet campaign

Mind (UK Mental Health)


Sight Savers


The Druk White Lotus School (Kashmir)

The Friends of Kadzinuni








(2010)"Müller Vitality" yogurt

(2006)Boundary Mill Stores (Voice)

(2004)Jordan's Country Crisp

(2004-2007)Privilege Insurance

(2003-4)Thornton's Chocolate

(2003-2005)Tiscali Broadband

(2002-2004)Astral Moisturiser


(1969)Nimble Bread