Dame Joanna Lumley DBE

Dame Joanna Lumley DBE

  • National Treasure
  • Actress, Campaigner & Travel Presenter
  • Amazing Awards Host & After Dinner Speaker

Joanna is an actress, presenter, author and campaigner. She has had a long and distinguished career on screen. Her notable film appearances include ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, two PINK PANTHER films and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. She was recently seen in the comedy feature film FALLING FOR FIGARO.

Joanna is known globally for her portrayal of Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, for which she has won two BAFTAS.

Other television appearances include FINDING ALICE and MOTHERLAND.

Joanna Lumley is one of Britain’s favourite actresses. Her early films include On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and two Pink Panther comedies. She made early television appearances on General Hospital and Coronation Street, before becoming immortalised as Purdy in The New Avengers.

Joanna won a BAFTA for her role as chain-smoking Patsy in the award-winning Absolutely Fabulous , the series proving itself one of the classic sitcoms of British television, a film version of the show was a huge hit globally.

Since Ab Fab Joanna has also acted in Class Act, Cold Comfort Farm and Sensitive Skin. She played the over-the-hill star of a daytime TV hospital drama in Dr Willoughby and was nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA for her role in A Rather English Marriage. She also worked with Martin Scorsese in his acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street , Paddington 2, and played The Queen in the adaptation of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny.

Joanna charted the journey her grandparents made in the little-known country of Bhutan for the documentary Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, and in the BBC special Girl Friday she tried her hand at surviving on a desert island – and wrote an accompanying book about her experiences. In Silk Road Adventures, Joanna went on a journey of exploration along the historic Silk Road route, travelling from Venice to the border of China. Her other shows include Joanna Lumley's Nile, and Trans-Siberian Adventure, which saw Joanna travel from Hong Kong to Moscow along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

To book Joanna for your event, contact Prime Performers using the online booking enquiry form or call us on 020 3500 3331

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I wanted to send my thanks and appreciation to Joanna re: last week's TARGET jobs Awards at the Grosvenor House. Joanna was utterly delightful to work with, both on the day and later at the event in the evening, where she did a superb job of hosting our awards. Her presence and presenting led the 1,200 strong audience to get to their feet for two standing ovations - not something I have ever seen at a corporate before.
Sally, it was delighted to work with you and a great honour to have Ms Lumley with us during this trip, I'm grateful for your help and for Joanna's wonderful presentation; it was a real triumph! We were delighted with how it went and Joanna was just perfect and a true professional.
On behalf of all the staff at Guinot and all our clients, I just want to say a huge thank you to Joanna for her support at the conference on Sunday. I can say with great confidence that it meant such a lot to everyone to have her there. Joanna really did make all our award winners feel so special and for that I am personally so thankful! Joanna was extremely easy to work with, and we have had nothing but continued excitement and praise for her presence.