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Joanna Lumley

(1946-), Actress

Sitter in 5 portraits
Lumley made her screen debut in 1969 in the film Some Girls Do and was cast as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released the same year. Became a household name in 1976 as the karate-chopping 'Purdey' in The New Avengers. Followed by playing Sapphire in television series Sapphire and Steel (1979) and roles in two of the Pink Panther films (1982 and 1983). Lumley is best known as her character Patsy Stone in the long-running television series Absolutely Fabulous. Stage credits include Jonathan Miller's production of The Cherry Orchard(2007) at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and David Hirson's La Bête at the Comedy Theatre in 2010.

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Joanna Lumley, by Unknown photographer - NPG x125695

Joanna Lumley

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 1976
NPG x125695

Joanna Lumley, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x125698

Joanna Lumley

by Patrick Lichfield
inkjet print, 1977
NPG x125698

Joanna Lumley, by Debra Hurford Brown - NPG x135415

Joanna Lumley

by Debra Hurford Brown
C-type colour print, June 2005
NPG x135415

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Joanna Lumley

by Patrick Lichfield
inkjet print, May 1970
NPG x135941

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