Joanna Lumley Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Joanna Lumley Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of BirthMay 1, 1946
Zodiac SignTaurus
Spouse Stephen Barlow

Joanna Lumley is an English actress, comedian, author, former model, TV producer, and activist, who is better known for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012). As an actress, she has compiled plenty of awards including the BAFTA TV Award for her “Patsy Stone” portrayal and a nomination for the 2011 Tony Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Play” for the Broadway revival of La Bête.

Born Name

Joanna Lamond Lumley

Nick Name

Joanna

Joanna Lumley as seen in January 2011
Joanna Lumley as seen in January 2011 (National Churches Trust / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, British India

Residence

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

She attended Mickledene School in Rolvended. Lumley also attended The Convent of Our Lady School in St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, and later went to the Lucie Clayton Finishing School after she was turned down by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Occupation

Actress, Former Model, Comedian, Author, Activist, TV Producer

Family

  • Father – James Rutherford Lumley
  • Mother – Thyra Beatrice Rose
  • Others – Charles Chester Lumley (Paternal Grandfather), Ella Marian Lamond Young (Paternal Grandmother), James Leslie Rose Weir (Maternal Grandfather), Thyra Laetitia Alexandra Sommers (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

She self-manages herself.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Joanna Lumley has dated –

  1. Michael Claydon – She was in a relationship with a photographer named Michael Claydon, with whom she has a son named James(b. 1967). Lumley’s son has 2 daughters.
  2. Jeremy Lloyd (1970) – Joanna Lumley got married to actor Jeremy Lloyd in 1970 but their short romance ended with a no-fault divorce just after a few months after they tied the knot.
  3. Stephen Barlow (1986-Present) – Joanna Lumley is married to conductor Stephen Barlow. The couple resides in a house near the village of Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Joanna Lumley as seen in October 2008
Joanna Lumley as seen in October 2008 (Liberal Democrats / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Scottish, English, Northern Irish, and Danish ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Plump Lips

Joanna Lumley as seen in June 2016
Joanna Lumley as seen in June 2016 (Katy Blackwood / Wikimedia / CC-BY-SA-4.0)

Brand Endorsements

She had done commercials and endorsements for brands and companies such as –

  • Thorntons Chocolate
  • Astral Moisturizer
  • Jordan’s Country Crisp
  • Privilege Insurance
  • Tiscali Broadband
  • Boundary Mill Stores
  • Müller Vitality Yogurt
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Mellow Birds Instant Coffee
Joanna Lumley as seen in October 2014
Joanna Lumley as seen in October 2014 (Picture Capital / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Joanna Lumley Facts

  1. She spent three years as a photographic model.
  2. Joanna did not receive any formal training at the drama school. She started acting in 1969 in a small, uncredited role in the film Some Girls Do and as Bond girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service wherein she only had 2 lines.
  3. In 1973, she had one big-screen appearance as Jessica Van Helsing in The Satanic Rites of Dracula, which turned out to be the last Hammar Dracula film to cast Christopher Lee.
  4. In 1976, she landed on her first major role as Purdey in The New Avengers, a remake of the secret agent series, The Avengers.
  5. She has one of the most recognized voices in the UK.
  6. Lumley was the voice behind the Simple skincare commercial where robotic arms sprayed and perfumed a pristine white lily.
  7. In 2005, she published her autobiography titled No Room for Secrets. It was serialized by The Times, a London-based newspaper where she was once a regular contributor.
  8. In 2013, she became a patron of CHANCE for Nepal, a UK-registered charity founded in 2007. CHANCE stands for “Children’s Health and Nutrition, Care, and Education”.
  9. In February 2013, she was hailed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Featured Image by National Churches Trust / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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