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List of Joanna Lumley Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
15
4
The Wolf of Wall Street
R
15
4

This biographical film focuses on the rise of Jordan Belfort from an entry-level employee at a brokerage firm to founding his own firm that engaged in massive security scams involving widespread corruption on Wall Street. However, his decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs and excess led to his downfall by attracting the attention of the FBI.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Biography
2. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
12
3
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
GP
12
3

The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a horror comedy film which tells the story of Dr Anton Phibes, a doctor, organist and scientist, whose colleagues believe that he was killed. However, he is still alive, and is planning revenge against the nine doctors whom he believes are responsible for the death of his wife.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Fuest
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffith
3. Me Before You (2016)
12
2
Me Before You
PG-13
12
2

Louisa "Lou" Clark, a cheerful waitress who cannot hold on to a job for long, is hired by the mother of quadriplegic Will Traynor, a wealthy former banker and athlete, to brighten his life. When she learns that Will has given her parents six months before seeking legal euthanasia, she becomes determined to restore his will to live.

As:
Cast
Director:
Thea Sharrock
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Dunwoodie
4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
12
2
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
PG
12
2

This spy film is the sixth installment of the James Bond film series. The film revolves around the British spy James Bond as he pursues a criminal who hypnotizes and traps beautiful women around the world. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
George Lazenby, Telly Savalas, Lois Maxwell, Diana Rigg, Gabriele Ferzetti
5. Shirley Valentine (1989)
14
4
Shirley Valentine
R
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Marjorie
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Conti, Pauline Collins, Alison Steadman, Julia McKenzie
6. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
12
2
The House That Dripped Blood
GP
12
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Peter Duffell
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee
7. The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970)
11
2
The Ballad of Tam Lin
PG
11
2

The film is based on the Celtic legend Tam-Lin. Michaela Cazaret is a glamorous, enigmatic, old woman who uses her riches and witchcraft to keep herself surrounded with young admirers. Her favorite amongst them, an artist called Tom Lynn, gets captivated by local vicar’s daughter Janet Ainsley, which makes Michaela jealous. Tom has aroused the witch’s wrath. Can Janet’s innocence save him?

As:
Cast
Director:
Roddy McDowall
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham, Cyril Cusack, Ava Gardner
8. Finding Your Feet (2017)
13
2
Finding Your Feet
PG-13
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jackie
Director:
Richard Loncraine
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Timothy Spall, David Hayman, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie
9. EuroTrip (2004)
10
2
EuroTrip
R
10
2

Scotty is dumped by his girlfriend. When his German pen pal Mieke sympathizes with him and suggests a meeting, he asks to be left alone. By the time he realises that Mieke is actually a girl, it is too late. Scotty now decides to go to Europe and apologise to her in person. Accompanying him is his best friend, Cooper Harris and twins Jenny and Jamie.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Genres:
Comedy
10. Some Girls Do (1969)
12
2
Some Girls Do
G
12
2

This action adventure science fiction comedy film revolves around Bulldog Drummond, an insurance investigator, who is called in to examine a series of accidental deaths. He soon discovers that an army of attractive female robots are responsible for the killings. It also seems that it is his rival Carl Peterson, who is behind this. Now it is up to Drummond alone to stop Peterson, after he learns about Peterson's ultimate goals.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar, James Villiers
11. Children in Need (1980)
10
2
Children in Need
10
2

Children in Need was a BBC television program meant to raise charity for needy children. Every BBC local and national radio and TV station was involved in this.

As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter / ... (9 episodes, 1983-1988)
Director:
Stuart McDonald, Sally Norris, Lance Fisher
Genres:
Family
12. The Cat's Meow (2001)
11
2
The Cat's Meow
PG-13
11
2

The Cat’s Meow is a drama film which revolves around the death of Thomas Ince, who was killed mysteriously in 1924 on a yacht. Several film stars were present during the incident, but no one seems to want to reveal anything.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elinor Glyn
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jennifer Tilly, Eddie Izzard, Kirsten Dunst, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes
13. Ella Enchanted (2004)
9
2
Ella Enchanted
PG
9
2

The gift of obedience, Ella received as a child from her fairy grandmother, forces her to obey every command she receives. Trouble starts when after her mother’s death her father remarries and her stepmother and her stepsisters use it to humiliate her. The only way left for her is to find her godmother and ask her to take her gift back. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dame Olga
Director:
Tommy O'Haver
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
14. She's Funny That Way (2014)
9
2
She's Funny That Way
9
2

She’s Funny That Way is a comedy film which tells the story of a playwright, who is beginning a new project, but things get complicated when on the set, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover and the actress working in the production who is a former call girl.     

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
15. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
9
2
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Gibson
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, William Franklyn, Freddie Jones
16. Absolutely Anything (2015)
10
2
Absolutely Anything
R
10
2

The alien galactic council debates whether the Earth should be destroyed, or to make humanity a member of their council. They eventually come up with a plan of bestowing limitless power to a schoolteacher, to see if the powers would be used for good or for evil. Thus, his actions would determine the fate of humanity. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
18. The Breaking of Bumbo (1970)
10
2
The Breaking of Bumbo
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Susie
Director:
Andrew Sinclair
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Bird, Richard Warwick, Natasha Pyne, Jeremy Child
19. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
8
2
Trail of the Pink Panther
PG
8
2

Trail of the Pink Panther is a crime comedy mystery film which tells the story of a TV reporter who decides to investigate the matter when Inspector Clouseau goes missing all of a sudden during a mission. In order to solve the mystery, he tries to interview everyone who was close to Clouseau.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Jouvet
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Capucine, David Niven, Julie Andrews, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers
20. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
8
3
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
R
8
3

Accidentally Fabulous: The Movie is a comedy crime film which tells the story of two elderly socialites named Edina and Patsy, who accidentally knock a supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. They are soon accused of murder, and are pursued by the police and media. But they escape to France, where they manage to hide. Soon, they attempt to regain their wealth and their fame.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy
Director:
Mandie Fletcher
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
21. Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (1974)
9
2
Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Parkyn
Director:
Bob Kellett
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Brian Rix, Derek Royle
23. Prince Valiant (1997)
8
2
Prince Valiant
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Hickox
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Udo Kier, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox
25. Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill (1971)
9
2
Lady Chatterly Versus Fanny Hill
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Malcolm Leigh
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeremy Lloyd, Leigh Anthony, Graham Armitage, Sydney Arnold
26. The Corridor (2016)
13
3
The Corridor
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
The Lady
Director:
Toby Dye
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Aidan Gillen, Chris Akrill, Mark Brent, Oli Newhall
27. Absolutely Fabulous: Sport Relief Special (2012)
11
2
Absolutely Fabulous: Sport Relief Special
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy
Star Cast:
Emma Bunton, Jennifer Saunders, Julia Sawalha, Linford Christie
28. Standing Room Only (2003)
10
2
Standing Room Only
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Deborra-Lee Furness
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Andy Serkis, Hugh Jackman, Michael Gambon, William Ash, Nicholas Audsley
29. Parting Shots (1998)
9
2
Parting Shots
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Ben Kingsley, John Cleese, Oliver Reed, Felicity Kendal
30. Dolls (2006)
9
2
Dolls
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Muscat
Director:
Susan Luciani
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Denis Lawson, Charles Dance, Esmé Bianco, Matt Nation
31. Late Bloomers (2011)
10
2
Late Bloomers
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Julie Gavras
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, William Hurt, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield
32. Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)
9
2
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
G
9
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Half Tusk (voice)
Director:
Dereck Joubert
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Joan Rivers, Betty White, Angela Bassett, Alice Ghostley, Anne Archer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Debi Derryberry
33. Innocent Lies (1995)
7
1
Innocent Lies
TV-MA
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Helena Graves
Director:
Patrick Dewolf
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Keira Knightley, Alexis Denisof, Adrian Dunbar
34. Mad Cows (1999)
6
1
Mad Cows
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gillian
Director:
Sara Sugarman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anna Massey, Phyllida Law, Greg Wise, Anna Friel

TV Movie(s)

1. Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)
12
2
Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Doctor
Director:
John Henderson
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short
Star Cast:
Hugh Grant, Jonathan Pryce, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Rowan Atkinson
3. The Making of a Lady (2012)
10
2
The Making of a Lady
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Maria Byrne
Director:
Richard Curson Smith
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Linus Roache, Lydia Wilson, Maggie Fox, Sarah Ridgeway
5. The Weather in the Streets (1983)
8
2
The Weather in the Streets
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Gavin Millar
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael York, Faith Brook, Rosalind Ayres, Lisa Eichhorn
6. White Box (2004)
13
3
White Box
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Saunders, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield
7. Absolutely Fabulous: Comic Relief Special (2005)
13
2
Absolutely Fabulous: Comic Relief Special
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Saunders, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield
8. A Rather English Marriage (1998)
12
2
A Rather English Marriage
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Liz Franks
Director:
Paul Seed
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosamund Pike, Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, John Light, Joanna Scanlan
9. A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)
11
2
A Ghost in Monte Carlo
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Hough
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Oliver Reed, Sarah Miles, Samantha Eggar
10. Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (2011)
11
2
Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adrian Edmondson
Genres:
History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kim Cattrall, Simon Callow, Olivia Colman, Patrick Barlow
11. Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark (2012)
11
2
Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Presenter
Director:
Matt Bennett
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
John Bowe, Mohammed Alkindi, Mustafa Arsin, Murat Avci
12. The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997)
10
2
The Tale of Sweeney Todd
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Lovett
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Campbell Scott, David Wilmot, Selina Boyack

Animation(s)

The Forgotten Toys (1995)
The Forgotten Toys
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Annie (voice)
Director:
Graham Ralph
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Andrew Sachs, Bob Sessions, Clement Freud
The Forgotten Toys (1997)
The Forgotten Toys
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie (1998-1999) (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Andrew Sachs, Kate Sachs
Corpse Bride (2005)
Corpse Bride
TV-PG
Plot:

Victor and Victoria are about to be married when, during wedding rehearsals, Victor makes a mistake and flustered, runs off into woods. He practices his wedding vows in front of a tree and unknowingly ends up marrying a Corpse Bride, Emily. While Emily takes him to the Land of dead, Victoria now has a new suitor.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Romance, Drama, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
The Audition (2006)
The Audition
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
(voice)
Director:
Daniel Cohen
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Patrick Stewart, Patrick Stewart
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
James and the Giant Peach
PG
Plot:

Based on Ronald Dahl’s much loved eponymous children’s book, this musical fantasy film is centered on James, an orphaned British boy forced to live with his cruel aunts. One day he is given a bag full of magical crocodile tongues for saving a spider from his aunt and accidentally drops it near a peach tree to find an enormous peach growing on it. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Aunt Spiker
Director:
Henry Selick
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
Jane Leeves, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Pete Postlethwaite
Foxbusters (1999)
Foxbusters
As:
Cast
Role:
Sims (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Horrocks, Rob Rackstraw, Jimmy Hibbert
The Magic Roundabout (2005)
The Magic Roundabout
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Ermintrude (voice)
Director:
Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vanessa Paradis, Ian McKellen, Jim Broadbent, Lee Evans, Tom Baker

TV Shows and Videos

Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (1997)
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!
As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Spiers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miranda Richardson, Dawn French, Germaine Greer, Adrian Edmondson
Sapphire & Steel (1979)
Sapphire & Steel
As:
Cast
Role:
Sapphire (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
David McCallum, David Collings, Gerald James, Tom Kelly
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Are You Being Served?
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Wendy Richard
Steptoe and Son (1962)
Steptoe and Son
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland
Posh Nosh (2003)
Posh Nosh
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (6 episodes, 2003)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Arabella Weir, Mark Hadfield
Class Act (1994)
Class Act
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Swift (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Vernon, Nadine Garner, James Gaddas, John Bowe
Up in Town (2002)
Up in Town
As:
Cast
Role:
Madison Blakelock (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Sensitive Skin (2005)
Sensitive Skin
As:
Cast
Role:
Davina Jackson (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicholas Jones, Denis Lawson, Oliver Cotton, James Lance
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure (2015)
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Host (3 episodes, 2015)
Genres:
Documentary
The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981)
The Kenny Everett Television Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Bishop, Bill Wilson, John Bishop
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Brian Blessed, Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid
Joanna Lumley's Nile (2010)
Joanna Lumley's Nile
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Ramy Romany
General Hospital (1972)
General Hospital
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lynda Bellingham, Alun Armstrong, Lewis Jones, David Garth
The New Avengers (1976)
The New Avengers
As:
Cast
Role:
Purdey (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
Genres:
Action, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Diana Churchill, Patrick Macnee, Maurice Marsac, Pierre Vernier
The Protectors (1972)
The Protectors
As:
Cast, uncredited
Genres:
Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeremy Brett, Joss Ackland, Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Hannah Gordon
The Cuckoo Waltz (1975)
The Cuckoo Waltz
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Keen, David Roper, Clare Kelly, Lewis Collins
Mistresses (2008)
Mistresses
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anna Torv, Orla Brady, Sharon Small, Sarah Parish
It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (1971)
It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling
As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha Ryder-Ross (7 episodes, 1971)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeremy Lloyd, Jane Carr, Elizabeth Knight, Jennifer Croxton
The Full Wax (1991)
The Full Wax
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself (4 episodes, 1991-1994)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mark Thomas, Katherine Helmond, Jennifer Saunders
The Cazalets (2001)
The Cazalets
As:
Producer
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Stephen Dillane, Paul Rhys, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville
My Dad's the Prime Minister (2003)
My Dad's the Prime Minister
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carla Mendonça, Robert Bathurst, Joe Prospero, Emma Sackville
Dr Willoughby (1999)
Dr Willoughby
As:
Cast
Role:
Donna Sinclair (6 episodes, 1999)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Protheroe, Isobel Middleton, Scott Hickman, Paula Bacon
The Russell Harty Show (1974)
The Russell Harty Show
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself (2 episodes, 1976-1982)
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Barry Humphries, Diana Rigg, Grace Jones, Russell Harty
Emergency-Ward 10 (1957)
Emergency-Ward 10
As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Vance, Christopher Morahan, Peter Sasdy, James Ferman, Valerie Hanson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Crawford, Malcolm McDowell, Albert Finney, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman
The Snowman: The Live Stage Show (2010)
The Snowman: The Live Stage Show
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Nick Wickham
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Hannah Flynn
Walliams & Friend (2015)
Walliams & Friend
As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Lipsey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Whitehall, David Walliams, Mike Wozniak, Ricky Grover, Jason Lewis

Joanna Lumley Awards

BAFTA Awards
Absolutely Fabulous Best Comedy Performance 1995
Absolutely Fabulous Best Light Entertainment Performance 1993