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Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model, author and activist. She won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the 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 Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards.

Lumley's other television credits include The New Avengers (1976-77), Sapphire & Steel (1979-82), Sensitive Skin (2005-07), and Jam & Jerusalem (2006-08). Her film appearances include On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016).

Lumley is an advocate and human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign. She supports charities and animal welfare groups such as Compassion in World Farming and Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. She is also patron of the Farm Animal Sanctuary. Since 2012, Lumley has been planning, in collaboration with the designer Thomas Heatherwick, a controversial pedestrian "Garden Bridge" across the Thames in London.

I've been dealing with the press for 45 years. You need a very long spoon to sup with them. While you are always grateful, they are like badly trained dogs. They smile and wag and bite your arm off.

Joanna Lumley


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