Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley


5/1/1946, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Birth Name

Joanna Lamond Lumley


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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Joanna: I'm aware of my body.

    • Joanna: I never mind scrubbing floors, vacuuming or bending and carrying stuff. Each time I do it I think, this is instead of going to the gym.

    • Joanna: I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked.

    • Joanna: I found the giraffe captures terrifying. It seemed such a brutal way of doing things-they use darts with a syringe as thick as five matches. It takes 10 minutes for the drug to take effect.

    • Joanna: I find it a great antidote... lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

    • Joanna: I don't think we know what we're going to get, so the idea of looking for somebody can make it wrong. Make friends and get a life.

    • Joanna: Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.

    • Joanna: Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.

    • Joanna: At boarding school I even kept mice in my underclothes drawer. It made me smell most attractive, as you can imagine.

    • Joanna: You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque. Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world.

    • Joanna: I like to keep up the image of smoking, only because it's getting such bad press!

    • Joanna: I can't see any difference in having your hair dyed, your teeth fixed, your nose done, or your face smoothed out or lifted.

    • Joanna: I don't think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.

    • Joanna: Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic- as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and oh, blue tongues!

    • Joanna: Giraffes are completely tranquil- they have no predators as adults because there's not an animal in the jungle stupid enough to go for them.

  • Extremly talented

    Following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother (son James, born 1967) during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. James Lumley's natural father is the photographer Michael Claydon and is of Anglo Indian ethnicity. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd (Are You Being Served? see early career). In 1986 she married conductor Stephen Barlow; they live in London.

    Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). In 2006 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews.

    She is a noted animal rights campaigner and vegetarian. She is also a car enthusiast, whose favourite TV programme is Top Gear. Her favourite car is a Triumph Stag convertible. She has been involved with a number of charities, including The Druk White Lotus School (in Kashmir), The Born Free Foundation, Mind (the UK mental health charity), Sight Savers, The Friends of Kadzinuni and many others. She has an interest in and concern about environmental matters, and sponsors the Joanna Lumley Fellowship in Environmental Science at the University of Oxford. At the 2007 Chelsea Flower Show, Lumley had a fuchsia named after her.moreless
  • Exellent

    Joanna Lumley is one of the best actors in the whole world. She is also incredibly good lookin! amazing in Ab Fab and the sound of her voice when i sign on the internet is like heaven to my ears. Joanna Joanna is the best there is nothing better than Joanna Lumley