Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English
actress, former model, author and activist. She won two
Awards for her role as
Patsy Stone in the
BBC sitcom Absolutely
Fabulous (1992–2012), and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for
Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête.
In 2013, she received the
Special Recognition Award at the National
Television Awards and in 2017, she was honoured with the BAFTA
Lumley's other television credits include The New Avengers
(1976–77), Sapphire & Steel (1979–82), Sensitive Skin
(2005–07), and Jam & Jerusalem (2006–08). Her film appearances
include On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink
Panther (1982), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted
Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016).
Lumley is an advocate and human rights activist for Survival
International and the
Gurkha Justice Campaign. She supports charities
and animal welfare groups, such as
Compassion in World Farming and
Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. She is also patron of
the Farm Animal Sanctuary. She is also known as 'daughter of Nepal'
1 Early life
2.1 Major roles
3 Media work
Gurkha Justice Campaign
4.2 Work for Survival International
4.3 Patron of Population Matters
4.4 Patron of Tree Aid
4.5 Patron of PENHA
4.6 Patron of
Moat Brae Trust
4.7 Patron of Trust in Children
4.8 Patron of The Friends of Kadzinuni
4.9 Vice Patron of The
Gurkha Welfare Trust
4.10 Research fellowship
6 Personal life
9.1 As author
9.2 As subject
12 External links
Joanna Lamond Lumley was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, Jammu and
Kashmir, to English parents, Thyra Beatrice Rose (née Weir) and Major
James Rutherford Lumley, who served in the 6th
Gurkha Rifles, a
regiment of the British Indian Army. They married in 1941.
Lumley was brought up in Kent, England, where she attended
Mickledene School in
Rolvenden as a boarder. The family spent time in
Hong Kong and Malaya (now Malaysia). Lumley was educated at
The Convent of Our Lady School in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, and
afterwards attended the Lucie Clayton Finishing School, after
being turned down by the
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of
Lumley spent three years as a photographic model, notably for Brian
Duffy, who photographed her with her son. She also worked as a house
model for Jean Muir. Over forty years later, she participated in
another photoshoot – again with her son – for Duffy as part of a
retrospective of the photographer's work.
Lumley appeared in an early episode of the
Bruce Forsyth Show in 1966.
She appeared in a British television advertisement for Nimble bread
first screened in 1969.
Lumley did not receive any formal training at drama school. Her acting
career began in 1969 with a small, uncredited role in the film Some
Girls Do, and as a
Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in
which she had two lines as a British girl among the villainous Ernst
Stavro Blofeld's "Angels of Death". Lumley went on to have a brief but
memorable role as
Elaine Perkins in Coronation Street, in which her
character turned down Ken Barlow's offer of marriage. In 1973, she
made another big screen appearance as Jessica Van Helsing in The
Satanic Rites of Dracula, the last Hammer Dracula film to star
Christopher Lee.
She has worked with
Tim Burton on two film projects, in James and the
Giant Peach (1996) and
Corpse Bride (2005). She has also appeared
Hugh Laurie in the British romantic comedy Maybe Baby (2000)
Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted (2004). She has appeared
twice as Mrs. Dolly Bantry in Agatha Christie's Marple, in the
episodes; 'The Body in the Library' (2004) & 'The Mirror Crack'd
from Side to Side' (2009). In 2010, she appeared in a 4-episode guest
arc on the
BBC drama, Mistresses as Vivienne Roden. In 2013, she
appeared in the
Martin Scorsese crime drama, The Wolf of Wall
Throughout her career, she has specialised in playing upper class
parts, and her distinctive voice has reinforced this. Lumley's first
major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers, a revival of the secret
agent series The Avengers.
In 1979 she appeared in another series which acquired a cult
following: Sapphire & Steel, with David McCallum. Conceived as
ITV's answer to Doctor Who, Lumley played a mysterious elemental being
("Sapphire") who, with her collaborator, "Steel", dealt with breaches
in the fabric of time. In 1986, television producer Sydney Newman
suggested Lumley for the role of the Doctor but was
dismissed. Over a decade later Lumley's career was boosted
by her portrayal of the louche, selfish and frequently drunk fashion
director Patsy Stone, companion to Jennifer Saunders' Edina Monsoon in
BBC comedy television series
Absolutely Fabulous (1992–1996,
2001–2004, 2011–2012). Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was released
in 2016. In 1994 and 1995 Lumley starred alongside
Nadine Garner and
John Bowe in the British television show Class Act, playing the part
of Kate Swift an upper class lady who had fallen on hard
Other work has included:
Lovejoy as widow Victoria Cavero, In the
Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon (1996), a film about a journey made by
her grandparents in Bhutan, and
A Rather English Marriage
A Rather English Marriage (nominated
BAFTA for Best Actress 1999) and
Dr Willoughby (1999). In 1995,
she provided the voice of Annie the rag doll in the animated series
The Forgotten Toys. In 1999, she also provided the voice for Sims the
chicken in the
BAFTA award-winning animated series The Foxbusters. In
2000, she co-produced a new drama series The Cazalets. She appeared in
a TV series on Sarawak, where she spent time in her childhood. She has
demonstrated her ability to go beyond stereotypical images, most
notably in the monologue series of playlets
Up In Town (2002), written
by Hugo Blick, and focusing on a society hostess's realisation that
her star is fading.
Lumley starred as the elderly Delilah Stagg in the 2006 sitcom Jam
& Jerusalem with Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, and Sue Johnston.
In July 2007, she starred in the second series of the drama Sensitive
Skin where she played the main character Davina Jackson. The
this will be the final series of the dark comedy.
She starred in David Hirson's
La Bête – Comedy Theatre, London, 26
June – 28 August 2010 with
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance,
directed by Matthew Warchus. She also starred in
La Bête at the Music
Box Theatre, Broadway, New York which opened on 14 October 2010.
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a
Play, for her performance.
As the possessor of one of the most recognised voices in the UK,
Lumley has gained prominence as a voice-over artist. Users of
the United Kingdom are familiar with Joanna Lumley's voice. She
recorded the greetings "Welcome to AOL" and "You have email" and
"Goodbye" for that company.
Hers was the voice behind the iconic Simple skincare commercial in
which robotic arms sprayed and perfumed a pristine white lily. The
commercial entitled 'Gilding the Lily' was created by art director
Colin Underhay and copywriter Alex Pearl.
And from 2005 to 2006 she appeared in adverts for insurance brokers
Lumley has also appeared on the last run of ITV's Parkinson as a
guest, on 27 October 2007, discussing the subject of young girls
across the UK and how they need to behave better if they hope to be
successful. She was asked to write the introduction to a re-edition in
November 2007 of the book called The Magic Key To Charm written by the
pioneering female journalist Eileen Ascroft. This is a book of
tips to women, first written by Ascroft in 1938 about how to be
glamorous. "I thought it was absolutely enchanting, it's how young
women were told how to behave in the old days and I think it might be
just coming back for a bit of a revival", she explained in the
"Because, I have to say I adore our young ones and I think we have got
some of the prettiest and loveliest girls in the world but I think
sometimes the behaviour gets a bit bad and I think the girls let
themselves down. They are so pretty and so lovely but they should
behave better, I think, then they will be more successful."
In 1999 she appeared in the
Doctor Who parody The Curse
of Fatal Death as the final incarnation of the Doctor. She also
appeared with Jennifer Saunders,
Dawn French and
Sienna Miller in the
French and Saunders pastiche of Mamma Mia for
Comic Relief 2009 in
which she played the role of Tanya (named Patsy in the spoof).
In 2004 Lumley appeared as the "Woman with the Sydney Opera House
Head" in Dirk Maggs's long-awaited radio adaptation of the third book
Douglas Adams series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
In 2005 she published her autobiography, No Room for Secrets, which
was serialised by The Times, for which she was once a regular
contributor. She was chosen as the godmother of Princess Cruises' "Sea
Princess" and christened the ship on its maiden voyage in 2005.
In September 2008, the
Joanna Lumley in the Land of the
Northern Lights, a documentary about her search to see the Northern
Lights in northern Norway.
In 2009 she portrayed a rock star, believed to be dead for 35 years,
but more predominantly, her twin, in the "Counter Culture Blues"
episode of the British television mystery series Lewis (known in the
U.S. as Inspector Lewis).
In 2011, Lumley appeared in Uptown Downstairs Abbey, the Comic Relief
parody of the critically acclaimed historical television dramas
Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. Playing herself and the
character of Mrs. Danvers, she starred alongside others including
Jennifer Saunders, Kim Cattrall, Victoria Wood, Harry Enfield, Patrick
Barlow, Dale Winton,
Olivia Colman and Tim Vine.
In recent years, Lumley has worked extensively with ITV, and in 2010
Lumley was executive producer and presenter of Joanna Lumley's Nile,
where she journeyed up the
River Nile from sea to source in Rwanda,
for ITV. This was broadcast in four parts on ITV beginning on 12
April 2010, and repeated in June 2013.
Lumley travelled again for ITV in 2011, this time visiting
a four-part series titled Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. The series
aired on ITV beginning on 13 October. Once again, in 2012, Lumley
travelled for ITV, now in search of Noah's Ark. The trip, which
encompassed 3 continents and also involved an adventurous jaunt into
Iran, will air in late 2012 as a single 90-minute documentary titled
Joanna Lumley’s Ark.
In March 2014 she appeared in a
BBC One hour-long documentary
featuring American musician Will.i.am. The programme was called Joanna
Lumley Meets will.i.am. In December 2014, she presented Bette
Midler: One Night Only, a one-off ITV special.
In 2015 she presented a three-part factual series for ITV called
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure. The series saw Lumley
travel 6400 miles from
Hong Kong to Moscow, along the Trans-Siberian
In September 2016, she presented Joanna Lumley's Japan, a three-part
documentary series for ITV and in July 2017, she presented Joanna
Lumley's India for ITV.
Lumley is best known for her support for Gurkhas, the exiled Tibetan
people and government, the
Kondha indigenous people of India and the
Prospect Burma charity, which offers grants to Burmese students, for
whom she broadcast a
BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in 2001. Her
father was a commanding officer of a troop of Gurkhas who fought in
World War II.
Gurkha Justice Campaign
Lumley with David Cameron, Bob Russell and the Liberal Democrat
leader, Nick Clegg, celebrating the
Gurkha vote against the government
Gurkha Justice Campaign
In 2008, Lumley became the public face of a campaign to provide all
Gurkha veterans who served in the
British Army before
1997 the right to settle in Britain. Those serving after 1997 had
already been granted permission, but the UK Government has not
extended the offer to all of the Gurkhas, who are natives of Nepal. On
20 November 2008, Lumley led a large all-party group including Gurkhas
Parliament Square to
10 Downing Street
10 Downing Street with a petition
signed by 250,000 people. She supports the
On 24 April 2009, she stated that she was "ashamed" of the UK
administration's decision to affix five criteria to the Gurkhas' right
to settle in the UK. With the support of both Opposition parties and
Labour rebel MPs on 29 April 2009, a Liberal Democrat motion that all
Gurkhas be offered an equal right of residence was passed, allowing
Gurkhas who served before 1997 residence in the UK and access to
housing, social security and healthcare. Following the
Government defeat, the Minister for Immigration
Phil Woolas announced
that a further review would be completed by the middle of July.
On 5 May 2009, Lumley said that she had received private assurances of
support from "a senior member of the Royal Family", and attended a
British Prime Minister
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street
the following day. Afterwards, she described the meeting as "extremely
positive", and praised Mr Brown, saying, "I trust him. I rely on him.
And I know that he has now taken this matter into his own hands and so
today is a very good day."
However, on the day following the meeting with Brown, five Gurkha
veterans who had applied for residency in the United Kingdom received
letters telling them that their appeals had been rejected – many saw
this as a betrayal, despite the fact that for the letters to have been
received the day after the meeting they might have been sent before it
(and certainly after the 29 April Commons vote). Lumley confronted
Phil Woolas at the
BBC Westminster studios about the issue and, after
pursuing him around the studio, the pair held an impromptu press
conference in which Woolas agreed to accept
Gurkha Justice Campaign
input in developing new guidelines by July while giving sympathetic
treatment to Gurkhas not meeting the then current immigration
guidelines before the development of new guidelines.
Following a Commons Home Affairs Committee meeting in which talks were
held between campaigners, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office
on 19 May,
Gordon Brown announced to the House of Commons on 20 May
Jacqui Smith would make a statement on the
issue the following day. Ms Smith subsequently announced that all
Gurkha veterans who had served four years or more in the British Army
before 1997 would be allowed to settle in Britain.
As a result of her campaigning skills, there were calls for Joanna
Lumley to stand as a Member of Parliament at the forthcoming general
election. However, she has dismissed the suggestion. During an
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 29 May, she
reiterated that she had no desire to run for election to the House of
In July 2009, Lumley went on a visit to Nepal. Upon her arrival at
Tribhuvan International Airport, she was greeted by crowds of Gurkha
supporters. Lumley said in a statement, "I feel so humbled by the fact
I'm going to meet so many ex-Gurkhas and their families, and see where
they are and how they live." While there, Lumley was hailed
'Daughter of Nepal' by the crowds of fans at the airport.
Work for Survival International
Main article: Survival International
Lumley has long been a supporter of
Survival International and the
cause of indigenous rights, and narrated Survival's documentary, Mine:
story of a sacred mountain. The film tells the story of the
Kondha tribe in India and their battle to stop a vast
bauxite mine from destroying their land and way of life. In defence of
the Dongria, she has said,
"It greatly disturbs me that a British company will be responsible for
the destruction of these wonderful people. I urge the public to
support the Dongria, who simply want to be allowed to live in peace.
Unlike so many of India's rural poor, the Dongria actually live very
well in the Niyamgiri hills, and it's a terrible irony that what
Vedanta is proposing to do in the name of 'development' will actually
destroy this completely self-sufficient people."
Lumley also contributed her writing for the book We Are One: A
Celebration of Tribal Peoples, released in October 2009 with profits
going in support of Survival. A collection of photographs,
statements from tribal people and essays from international authors,
the book explores the richness of the cultures of indigenous peoples
around the world and the risks to their existence. In her essay for
the book, Lumley speaks of the Dongria way of life and the threats
they face in the name of corporate interests, and calls for action to
stop such decisions.
Patron of Population Matters
In May 2016, Joanna became a patron of Population Matters, an
organisation campaigning for the achievement of a sustainable global
Patron of Tree Aid
Lumley has been a patron of the UK charity Tree Aid, since 1993.
Tree Aid is a charity which enables communities in Africa's drylands
to fight poverty and become self-reliant, while improving the
Patron of PENHA
Joanna Lumley is also a patron of the
Pastoral and Environmental
Network in the Horn of Africa, or PENHA. PENHA is an international
NGO, founded in 1989 and based on the commitment of professionals and
development workers from the
Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa to address issues of
pastoral concerns from a regional prospective. Lumley's commitment to
support the pastoral communities of the
Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa is of paramount
importance to PENHA.[clarification needed]
Moat Brae Trust
Lumley is patron of the
Moat Brae Trust.
Moat Brae was
the favourite place for author
J.M. Barrie to play as a child and the
house and gardens are said to have inspired Barrie to create Peter
Pan. The trust is undertaking a £4 million fundraising project to
renovate the Georgian house and gardens to operate as an educational
and cultural centre for local schools and JM Barrie enthusiasts and
Patron of Trust in Children
Joanna Lumley is patron of the UK charity Trust in Children  which
aims to help children from poor backgrounds to access education and
opportunities for non-academic development. The charity (Charity
Commission registered number 236625) had income of £2,318 in its
financial year ending 5 April 2015, a turnover low enough for it not
to have to file any accounts.
Patron of The Friends of Kadzinuni
Lumley has been patron of The Friends of
Kadzinuni since it was
established in 2003, a small charity based in Keyworth,
Nottinghamshire, UK which is enabling the village of Kadzinuni, (40
kilometres (25 mi) north of Mombasa, near Kilifi) to be
transformed into a self-sufficient wealth creating community by
focussing on facilitating community-led developments for Healthcare,
Education, and Agriculture.
Vice Patron of The
Gurkha Welfare Trust
Lumley has a long association and interest in Nepal and its people
that grew out of her father’s service as an officer in 6th Gurkha
Rifles. She agreed to become a Vice Patron of The
Gurkha Welfare Trust
in 2009.
In 1996, the Lumley Research Fellowship was established at Green
College, University of Oxford. Sponsored by Friends Provident
financial group, it was for a young researcher on "major environmental
or wildlife issues, with particular reference to Africa". The
candidates were interviewed by Lumley.
In February 2013, she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful
women in the United Kingdom by
Woman's Hour on
BBC Radio 4.
Lumley's son, James, was born in 1967. James Lumley's father is the
photographer Michael Claydon. Lumley was briefly married to actor
Jeremy Lloyd during 1970, but that union ended with a no-fault divorce
("dissolved") after a few months. In 1986, she married the
conductor Stephen Barlow; they live in London. They also own a
house near the village of Penpont,
Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway in South West
Scotland. Lumley's son, Jamie, has two daughters, Alice and
Lumley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 1995 New Year Honours. She is also a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society (FRGS). She was awarded an honorary Doctor of
Letters (Hon. D.Litt.) by the University of
Kent in July 1994. In
2002, she was awarded an honorary degree from Oxford Brookes
University. In 2006, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters
(Hon. D.Litt.) from the University of St. Andrews. and in July
2008, she was also awarded an honorary
Doctor of the University
Doctor of the University (Hon
DUniv) from Queen's University Belfast.
Alongside her work for the Gurkhas, Lumley is a supporter of many
Suffolk Family Carers,
Child Rescue Nepal and
Kids for Kids. She has been a vegetarian for forty years, and a
keen supporter of animal rights charities, including CIWF and
Viva!. She has donated signed books for the literacy and international
development charity Book Aid International. She is patron of the Born
Free Foundation and passionate about the Free Tibet campaign.
Other charities supported include Mind, ActionAid, SANE, Kidasha
(formerly CWS) which works on behalf of children in Nepal, and the
Spike Milligan statue memorial fund, based in Finchley, north
London. In 2017, Lumley became a Patron of the
From 2012 to 2016, Lumley supported the now-defunct proposals for a
pedestrian "Garden Bridge" across the Thames in London, in
collaboration with the designer
Thomas Heatherwick and former Mayor of
London Boris Johnson.
In May 2009 she supported the Green Party during the 2009 European
Elections campaign. For Lumley, the work of Green MEPs in the European
Parliament in pursuing human rights and animal rights made the Green
Party "the obvious choice" and urged UK voters "to cast a positive
vote for a better future by voting Green in the European
Elections." Lumley also appeared in literature to support changing
the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative
vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the
Alternative Vote referendum in 2011.
In 2010 she donated £1,000 to Caroline Lucas's campaign to become the
first Green MP during the 2010 General Election campaign. Lumley
was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary
candidacy of the Green Party's
Caroline Lucas at the 2015 general
In August 2015, Lumley backed children's fairytales app "GivingTales"
in aid of UNICEF together with other celebrities including Roger
Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Joan Collins, Michael Caine, David
Walliams, Charlotte Rampling,
Paul McKenna and Michael Ball.
Some Girls Do
Second Robot Saboteur
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The English Girl
The Breaking of Bumbo
Games That Lovers Play
The House That Dripped Blood
Film Crew Girl
Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Jessica Van Helsing
Trail of the Pink Panther
Curse of the Pink Panther
Lady Helena Graves
Cold Comfort Farm
Mrs. Mary Smiling
James and the Giant Peach
Morgan le Fay
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
The Cat's Meow
Standing Room Only
Last in Line
The Magic Roundabout
Voice (English version)
The Wolf of Wall Street
Death Knight Love Story
She's Funny That Way
Me Before You
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
The Man You're Not
And the Winner Isn't
Finding Your Feet
The Croods 2
The Wednesday Play
It's Awfully Bad For Your Eyes, Darling
Steptoe and Son
Episode: "Loathe Story"
Are You Being Served?
Miss French / German Lady
2 episodes: "His and Hers"/"German Week"
The Cuckoo Waltz
The New Avengers
BAFTA win – "
Special Award" (2000)
Sapphire & Steel
Kenny Everett Television Show
The Weather in the Streets
The Glory Boys
Episode: "That Was Tory"
The Two Ronnies
A Ghost in Monte Carlo
A Perfect Hero
The Full Wax
British Comedy Award
British Comedy Award win – "Best Comedy Actress" (1993)
BAFTA win – "Best Light Entertainment Performance" (1993)
BAFTA win – "Best Comedy Performance" (1995)
BAFTA nomination – "Best Comedy Performance" (1996)
BAFTA nomination – "Best Comedy Performance" (1997)
BAFTA nomination – "Best Comedy Performance" (2002)
The Forgotten Toys
Episode: "Satan, Darling"
The Tale of Sweeney Todd
A Rather English Marriage
BAFTA nomination – "Best Actress"
The Curse of Fatal Death
Comic Relief special
Alice in Wonderland
Up in Town
British Comedy Award
British Comedy Award nomination – "Best Comedy Actress"
Agatha Christie's Marple
Jam & Jerusalem
Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights
Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began
Joanna Lumley Catwoman
Episode: "Counter Culture Blues"
Joanna Lumley's Nile
Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey
Uptown Downstairs Abbey
Mrs. Danvers / Herself
Comic Relief special
Episode: "Joanna Lumley's Little Cracker: Baby, Be Blonde"
Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark
The Making of a Lady
Lady Maria Byrne
Episode: "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb"
Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am
Bette Midler: One Night Only
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me
Joanna Lumley's Japan
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
"The Missing Crown Jewels" mini-series
Joanna Lumley's Postcards
Joanna Lumley's India
Joanna & Jennifer: Absolutely Champers
Poetry Off the Page
71st British Academy Film Awards
Don't Just Lie There Say Something – Garrick Theatre, 1971
Private Lives – British tour, 1982
Noel & Gertie – King's Head, Islington, 1983
Hedda Gabler – Dundee Rep, 1984
Blithe Spirit – Vaudeville Theatre, 1986
An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband – Chichester Festival, 1987
The Revengers' Comedies – Strand Theatre, 1991
Who Shall I Be Tomorrow? – Greenwich Theatre, 1992
The Letter – Lyric Hammersmith, 1995
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk – Royal Albert Hall, 1996
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard – Sheffield Crucible, 2007
La Bête –
Comedy Theatre and Music Box Theater, New York, 2010
The Lion in Winter – Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 2011
Peacocks and Commas: Best of the "Spectator" Competitions (1983) –
Stare Back and Smile: Memoirs (1989) – Memoir
Forces Sweethearts (1993) – Editor
Girl Friday (1994)
In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon (1997)
No Room for Secrets (2005) – Memoir
Absolutely (2011) – Memoir
She has also narrated a number of audiobooks and provided forewords
for works by other authors.
Joanna Lumley – The Biography by Tim Ewbank and Stafford
Hildred; an unauthorised biography.
Joanna Lumley's Nile (2010).
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure (2015).
Joanna Lumley's Japan (2016).
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