Joanna Lumley

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Joanna Lumley recalls awards show nerves

9 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Joanna Lumley always felt like she was about to "lose [her] mind" whilst waiting to find out if she'd won an award for her acting. The 72-year-old actress hosts the BAFTAs on Sunday (10.02.19), and after scooping three honours and the BAFTA TV…

Finding Your Feet

19 Feb 20183 stars

Imelda Staunton goes from country pile to council flat in an amiable later-life comedy

'Let's have a naughty sherry,' Surrey snob Sandra (Imelda Staunton) tells best friend Pamela (Josie Lawrence) as she prepares to host a retirement bash for her husband Mike (John Sessions). Little does she know her world is about to fall apart after she…

Rod Stewart's song for Joanna Lumley

5 Feb 2018

Music gossip

Sir Rod Stewart dedicated a song to former girlfriend Joanna Lumley on his 1974 album 'Smiler'. The two stars had a brief relationship in 1973 at the same time as Rod was recording his fifth solo album and their romance had a profound and lasting…

Joanna Lumley 'to replace Stephen Fry as BAFTAs host'

9 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Joanna Lumley is to replace Stephen Fry as the BAFTAs host. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star will take on the prestigious role after the 60-year-old comedian stepped down from the position last week after fronting 12 ceremonies. Lumley was…

Best live comedy tours 2018 to buy tickets for

21 Dec 2017

A dozen funny acts you should consider catching next year

From Jason Manford to Joe Lycett and Chris Rock to Katherine Ryan, 2018 looks set to be a vintage year for live comedy. We pick out highlights including a controversial Australian, a pun-lovin' Englishman, an absolutely fabulous actress and a…

Joanna Lumley announces first ever live tour, tickets on sale now

30 Nov 2017

It's All About Me tour will see the Absolutely Fabulous star, actress and comedian travel across the UK and Ireland in 2018

Joanna Lumley has announced her first ever live tour, tickets for the shows are on sale now. Titled It's All About Me, the tour will see the Absolutely Fabulous star, actress and comedian hit the road for a 30 days, travelling the length and breadth…

Joanna Lumley's Don't Tell the Bride obsession

2 Jul 2017

TV gossip

Joanna Lumley "adores" 'Don't Tell the Bride'. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress loves tuning in to the wedding show, which sees grooms plan every aspect of their nuptials in just two weeks and an evening in front of the programme is "paradise" for…

Joanna Lumley didn't want to let down BAFTA Fellows

1 Jul 2017

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Joanna Lumley worried about "letting down" other BAFTA Fellowship winners. The 71-year-old actress received the prestigious accolade in May and is honoured to be regarded in the same way as past recipients, including Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence…

Joanna Lumley to receive BAFTA Fellowship

3 May 2017

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Joanna Lumley is to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at the ceremony on May 14. The 71-year-old actress is to receive the prestigious honour in recognition of her outstanding and exceptional contribution to television. The British star, who…

Joanna Lumley hits out at BBC's Are You Being Served? remake

16 Sep 2016

TV gossip

Joanna Lumley has lashed out at the BBC's decision to reboot the popular 80s comedy 'Are You Being Served?'. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress admitted the original show, featuring Mollie Sugden, John Inman and Wendy Richard, is as clear in her mind…

Gillian Anderson and Joanna Lumley join Andorra

13 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Gillian Anderson, Toni Collette and Joanna Lumley have been cast in director Fred Schepisi's new film 'Andorra'. The trio of stars will join Clive Owen in the mysterious drama movie based in the Southwestern Europe being made by the veteran…

Joanna Lumley stole props from Ab Fab movie

3 Jul 2016

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Joanna Lumley stole most of the set of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'. The 70-year-old actress - who plays Patsy Stone in the big-screen adaptation of the beloved TV series - admitted she took many of the film's props home with her. Her co-star…

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

30 Jun 20163 stars

Joanna Lumley steals the show in the sitcom’s fun, not quite fabulous big screen outing

It’s rare to see two middle-aged women acting the fools on the big screen and the prospect of an Ab Fab movie at least promised some amusing antics from its drug-guzzling, Bolly-swilling duo: hapless PR Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and fashion mag…

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's Strictly Come Dancing offer

30 Jun 2016

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have been asked "many times" to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' stars have admitted they've been approached on numerous occasions by BBC bosses to join the Ballroom and Latin show but…

Joanna Lumley to visit Japan for ITV documentary

13 Jun 2016

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Joanna Lumley will tour Japan for a three-part documentary. The 70-year-old television host is to front a new ITV series titled 'Joanna Lumley's Japan' about the Asian country as she visits the cold Siberian seas and some of Japan's 6,800…

Joanna Lumley is tired of age focus

12 Jun 2016

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Joanna Lumley is bored of people asking about her appearance. The 70-year-old actress has retained her good looks through her career, but admits she is tired of the decades-long obsession that surrounds her attractiveness. Asked if she considers…

Joanna Lumley: 'Ab Fab Patsy's an alley cat'

19 Dec 2015

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Joanna Lumley has compared her 'Absolutely Fabulous' character to an "alley cat". The 69-year-old star reprises her role as party-loving Patsy Stone in the upcoming film adaptation of the classic comedy and has confessed she missed getting up to no…

Joanna Lumley disappointed at Downton Abbey snub

31 Jul 2015

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Joanna Lumley is disappointed she was never asked to star in 'Downton Abbey'. The 69-year-old actress has confessed she "sent letters" to the ITV show's creator, Julian Fellowes, asking for a part in the period drama, which is to come to an end…

Joanna Lumley 'insisted' on Absolutely Fabulous movie

3 Feb 2015

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Joanna Lumley is the driving force behind the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie. Jennifer Saunders is currently re-writing the script for the much-anticipated movie, but has revealed it was her co-star who been encouraging her to transform the iconic…

Absolutely Fabulous script is written, says Jennifer Saunders

5 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders has finished the first draft of the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie script. The 56-year-old comedian has been working on the script for the past 12 months and has revealed she felt "euphoric" after finishing writing, while she also…

will.i.am starstruck by Joanna Lumley

21 Mar 2014

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will.i.am was starstruck by Joanna Lumley. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' legend spent four days at 'The Voice' coach's home in Los Angeles for her new TV documentary, 'Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am', and he admits he was taken aback when they first met…

The Wolf of Wall Street

16 Jan 20143 stars

Martin Scorsese's latest is too busy reveling in excess to consider any moral complexities

As with his wonderfully fluent Goodfellas, which chronicled the rise and fall of real-life gangster Henry Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street sees Martin Scorsese bring exhaustive meticulousness to Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). This dodgy share-trader’s…

Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Fabulous film won't happen

7 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders insists the proposed 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie will never happen. The comic actress worries the show's legacy would be "ruined" if a spin-off movie was produced, despite revealing two years ago - when the sit-com was revived for a…

will.i.am teaches Joanna Lumley how to rap

18 Nov 2013

TV gossip

will.i.am has been teaching Joanna Lumley how to rap. The 'Voice' UK coach struck up a friendship with the 'Absolutely Fabulous' star after she confessed she was "fascinated" by the rapper and music producer during a new BBC One documentary, which…

Absolutely Fabulous to end with movie?

26 Oct 2013

TV gossip

'Absolutely Fabulous' is set to end with a one-off film. The hit sitcom starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will conclude with a movie send-off as Joanna doesn't want to reprise her character on TV again. Jennifer - who also writes the…