Recipient of two ‘BAFTA TV Awards’ for her phenomenal performance in ‘Absolutely Famous,’ where she portrayed Patsy Stone, Joanna Lumley worked as a photographic model during her initial years.
She appeared in an uncredited role in the comedy spy film, ‘Some Girls Do,’ which marked the beginning of her acting career. Her breakout role came with ‘The New Avengers,’ the secret agent action television series where she starred as Purdey.
Some of her other noteworthy roles include ‘Jam & Jerusalem,’ the British sitcom; ‘Sapphire & Steel,’ the television science-fiction fantasy series; and ‘Sensitive Skin,’ the television comedy-drama series.
Some of her popular and notable film credits include ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service,’ ‘Shirley Valentine,’ ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,’ ‘James and the Giant Peach,’ ‘Ella Enchanted,’ ‘Trail of the Pink Panther,’ and ‘Corpse Bride.’ She also earned the ‘Tony Award’ nomination for her performance in ‘La Bete.’ Lumley was also awarded the ‘BAFTA Fellowship Award.’