Joanna Lumley’s career has spanned five decades from TV soaps to Bond girl, Hollywood blockbusters to big budget family films. As well as her knack for drama, she also created one of the world's most iconic sitcom characters ever. She’s currently warming hearts in uplifting British comedy drama FINDING YOUR FEET, so we're looking back at some milestones in her expansive career.
Coronation Street (1973)
Lumley was transitioning from modelling to acting when she landed a part in this hit soap, and managed to convert an archetypal love interest role into her breakout.
The New Avengers (1976-1977)
Proving fashion forward in her next role, Lumley made headlines with her short 'schoolboy' haircut that became iconically known as ‘the Purdey’.
Sapphire and Steel (1979-1982)
Lumley played an interdimensional operative in this late ‘70s sci-fi / time travel / horror show, with the series gaining a cult following so significant that a Netflix reboot is currently in the works.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2016)
Lumley first appeared as the chain-smoking-pill-popping-bouffant-sporting Patsy Stone in 1992. Ab Fab ran for two decades and spawned a successful film in 2016. Still fabulous.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Lumley locked lips with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort during his brief visit to London in Martin Scorsese's 2013 black comedy.
Gangsta Granny (2013)
A TV adaptation of the much-loved David Walliams book led Lumley into a most regal of roles; a suprisingly 'gangster' Her Majesty the Queen.
Paddington 2 (2017)
Lumley had fun with a hilarious cameo as Felicity Fanshaw, the bun-loving, largely disinterested agent of chief villain, Hugh Grant's Phoenix Buchanan.
Finding Your Feet (2018)
In her most recent big screen outing, Lumley is in scene stealing form as Jackie, a wise-cracking and self-assured divorcée who helps Imelda Stanton’s leading lady, Sandra, find whole new lease on love and life.
FINDING YOUR FEET is out on Digital May 23 and DVD May 30.