Latest Joanna Lumley Stories

2014-01-16 12:28:26

LONDON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As London celebrates record numbers of international tourists coming to the capital, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actress Joanna Lumley, model and actress Twiggy, Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and two of the world's most famous ballet dancers talk about what makes their city the greatest place on earth to visit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140116/MM47781-a The campaign is launched as the latest set of tourism figures from the...

2009-08-03 14:57:30

The Nepalese tourist spot Mattikhan Hill in Pokhara has been renamed Mattikhan Lumley View in honor of British actress Joanna Lumley and her father James. Best known for her portrayal of self-destructive magazine editor Patsy on TV's Absolutely Fabulous, the comedienne has been visiting veterans in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her father was a Gurkha officer and she is an activist who helped fight for newly won U.K. settlement rights for Gurkhas. Lumley reportedly learned of Mattikhan...

2009-07-26 14:14:56

British actress Joanna Lumley says she is excited to meet Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during her visit as part of a veterans campaign. Lumley, known for roles on TV series like The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous, said Saturday before departing for Nepal she is looking forward to also meeting with former Gurkha soldiers during her weeklong visit. I don't think it can be anything other than wonderful, Lumley told the BBC. It's just incredible. I've never been to Nepal before, and...

2009-04-21 21:07:07

The comedy team of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will be honored with a fellowship at Sunday's British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV awards show. The duo, who met in 1978 at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, co-starred in the BBC's French & Saunders sketch comedy series and numerous TV specials. Saunders has also starred in the situation comedy Absolutely Fabulous, while French headlined her own show The Vicar of Dibley. Vicar of Dibley creator Richard Curtis...

2009-01-11 15:49:59

British actress Joanna Lumley says she re-enacts the alleged mistreatment of pigs on European farms in a forthcoming documentary. Lumley said in the Jamie Saving Our Bacon documentary she will be penned inside a steel cage typically reserved for pregnant sows in an attempt to draw attention to the allegedly horrendous conditions on pig farms throughout Europe, The Sunday Times of London reported. The conditions they face are both physically and psychologically harrowing, Lumley tells TV...

2008-12-08 15:57:18

Glasgow-born television director Bob Spiers, best known for his work on the sit-com Absolutely Fabulous, has died at the age of 63, the BBC said. Spiers directed all the episodes of the classic series -- starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders -- which ran from 1992 through 2001. He also directed the movie Spice World, as well as episodes of Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, French and Saunders, Dad's Army and A Bit of Fry & Laurie. The BBC said Spiers died in Acapulco, Mexico,...

2008-10-08 00:00:27

News in brief The BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous, about two perennially immature, champagnequaffing women, starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, above, is to be remade by the Fox Network for the US. The show will be based in Los Angeles, according to Variety.com. However, some believe the comedy will be lost in translation. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Gillian Orr My Week A triumphant end to her long battle to allow Gurkhas to settle in Britain Monday This summer I've been working on an Ian Fleming documentary for the BBC so I go to a studio to put the commentary over it. Having been a Bond girl, watching all the footage in a dark room really transports me back. In the evening I sit at home, my heart beginning to pound at the thought of the next day, when the High Court will deliver their verdict on whether the Gurkhas have the...

2008-09-15 06:00:29

ACTRESS Joanna Lumley will march with ex-British Army Gurkhas today to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain - and for better army pensions. The march will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand for the start of a challenge to their immigration status. At the moment, Gurkhas who retired from the army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK. But those who retired earlier must apply - and they can be refused and deported. The Ab Fab actress will lead...

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