Widely recognised and one of Britain’s favourite actresses, Joanna Lumely has appeared on many TV shows and big films. Some of her early films include On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Some Girls Do and two Pink Panther Comedies. Before her role as Purdy in The New Avengers, Joanna made early television appearances on Coronation Street and General Hospital.
Joanna big break came around with her BAFTA award-winning role in Absolutely Fabulous before later appearing on Jam in Jerusalem. On top of a huge number of other tv shows she’s appeared in, Joanna has also made sure to cover both ends of the acting spectrum as she appears in Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street and also The Queen which was an adaptation of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.
In 2008 Joanna became the face of a Gurkha campaign whose aim was to provide all Gurkha veterans who served in the British Army before 1997 the right to settle in Britain. Joanna also created her own documentary called In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon which was based on the journey of her grandparents made in the little town of Bhutan.
Throughout her career as an actress Joanna achieved two BAFTA Awards for her role in BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous where she played Patsy Stone. In 2017, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Award, she was then honoured with a BAFTA fellowship award. Joanna made the 1995 New Year Honours list when she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Joanna is a widely recognised individual making her perfect for public appearances, event and award hosting or after dinner speaking. With a charismatic and eccentric flair she has an unforgettable presence that leaves a lasting impression at any event. Joanna is very passionate about human rights activism, the Gurkha Justice Campaign and animal welfare and she’s known to inspire her audiences with these topics.
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When making personal appearances, Lumley is known to discuss the following topics:
- Acting on Television
- Being Under the Spotlight
- Dealing with Pressure
- Drive & Determination
- Animal Welfare