Joanna Lumley attends a private view of 'Heads at the Tower' A Retrospective by Royal sculptor Frances Segelman held at the Tower of London in aid of the Stroke Association. London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th October 2016
Joanna Lumley arrives at the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Terry Wogan. Friends, Family and colleagues gather at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life of much loved broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who died January 2016 - Tuesday 27th September 2016
The two grandmothers say they were just enjoying the film when a cinema manager asked them to leave.
Two grandmothers, who describe themselves as the real-life Eddie and Patsy, have claimed they were thrown out of a screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie for laughing too much. Cindy Amass and Jacqueline Cox told The Mirror that staff at Islington’s Vue cinema told them to "laugh on the inside” or get out.
Two women say they were ejected from Ab Fab: The Movie for laughing too much.
"The film is so funny, obviously that's why we went,” Cindy said. "I had a heart attack and Jacqui's daughter bought us the tickets, as I'm like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me. I hadn't been out for over a year and I was really looking forward to it. It was an early showing at 6pm so there wasn't many people in the cinema.”
Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen to continue their drunken antics, although without the usual enthusiastic laugh-track everything feels eerily muted. Thankfully, there's still a lot of fun to be had, including well-aimed jabs at celebrity culture. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are still hilarious in their signature roles. And it's hard to get too worried about the limp plot when every scene is packed with amusing cameo appearances.
With her PR agency fading and her money spent on expanding her home, Edina (Saunders) discovers that her credit cards are "broken" and her champagne fridge is empty. So she and her pal Patsy (Lumley) set out to make some cash. After failing to sell her memoirs, Edina sets out to woo Kate Moss as a client. But this goes spectacularly wrong when Kate ends up falling off a balcony into the Thames. Now under investigation, Eddie and Pats flee to the South of France to find Patsy's wealthy ex (Barry Humphreys). They're chased by a detective (Robert Webb), who's the boyfriend of Edina's daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), whose teen daughter (Indeharna Donaldson-Holness) has run off with them.
Written by Saunders, the script is very loose, bouncing around without much focus before a series of impatient, nonsensical conclusions. Basically, it's little more than a flimsy framework that includes brief scenes for series regulars (including Jane Horrock's airhead assistant, June Whitfield's dotty mum, Celia Imrie's rival PR and Kathy Burke's bulldog editor), plus a few new characters like Chris Colfer's stylist. All of these people have their moments, but never quite emerge as much more than comedy sketch figures. On the other hand, the big-screen format allows Saunders and Lumley to give Edina and Patsy a bit of surprising emotional depth amid the usual slapstick nuttiness.
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Everyone's a fan of Ab Fab including Benedict Cumberbatch!
After running for six seasons over 21 years, from 1992 to 2013, the classic British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous arrives on the big screen in a flurry of champagne and cameos. Originally a short sketch on the French & Saunders show, the enduring characters have had a rather patchy ride, with some episodes funnier than others.
It was a year and a half ago that writer-star Jennifer Saunders was challenged by Dawn French to make the movie. "We were doing our New Year's show on Radio 2", Saunders says, "And Dawn said, 'What are you doing in the next year?' I said, 'I'm going to write the Ab Fab film.' She said, 'Alright. And if you don't, you have to pay me ten thousand pounds!' And I said, 'Okay.' It was the greatest incentive I ever had. I probably wouldn't have done it without that bet."
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The reviews are in for Lumley and Saunders' Ab Fab film.
The title 'Absolutely Fabulous' has turned out to be a bit of an over-statement for this movie according to the latest reviews, but generally it has wound up to be an enjoyable affair for fans of the TV show; quite a feat given that the majority of the cast aren't actually actors.
Absolutely Fabulous or absolutely vacuous?
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'. There's no denying that this duo is no less entertaining than they originally were in the television series, but the same can't be said for the other stars of the show. According to the Metro, the comedy was 'dampened by giving too much screen time to famous people who struggle to play themselves convincingly', while the Guardian agreed that it 'becomes less funny with every syllable that Stella [McCartney] is allowed to say' and described Kate Moss' performance as 'uncompromisingly wooden'.
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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at the premiere of their new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. The pair play the much loved characters of Patsy and Eddy. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016
She's isn't just a small screen legend.
Joanna Lumley is just about to star in the very first 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie alongside Jennifer Saunders. It's the TV series she's best known for, along with a few other major TV appearances. However, she's also had a very strong career in film, usually playing background characters or supporting roles. Which film do you remember her best in?
Joanna Lumley to star in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'
1. Absolutely Anything (2015) - Even when she plays a mean character she still manages to be likeable. She made a brief appearance in this sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale as Fenella; Beckinsale's character Catherine's boss who runs a book program despite never having read a book in her life.
This could be the pair's biggest failing yet.
Yes, sweetie darling, the new trailer for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher is finally here with some brilliant one-liners, and Edina and Patsy's biggest crisis yet. Let's hope they have enough champagne and cigarettes to get them through this fiasco.
The stars turn out in droves for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'
Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return as the shameless fashion followers we loved in the original TV series, Patsy and Edina respectively, along with Julia Sawalha as Edina's strait-laced grown-up daughter Saffron.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.
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Margaret Cho unveiled the truth to her Twitter fans.
The announcement of Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone returning in an 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie was met with a huge amount of enthusiasm, but now that's become somewhat muted by an uncomfortable controversy that could potentially set the film back a few decades in regards to political correctness: introducing, yellowface-gate.
Jennifer Saunders is returning in Absolutely Fabulous
The show sees the return of former guest actress Janette Tough, who's best known TV role was as Wee Jimmy Krankie; one-half of comedy duo The Krankies. She's reported to be playing a Japanese fashion designer named Huki Muki in the upcoming 'Ab Fab' movie, a move that has been slammed by comedian Margaret Cho.
Lumley is currently filming 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'.
Joanna Lumley has been given a lifetime achievement award at the Women In Film and TV Awards at a ceremony in London.
The 69 year old star, who is currently filming the big screen adaptation of her much-loved comedy ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ alongside Jennifer Saunders, was awarded the EON Lifetime Achievement Award a smart ceremony in London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Thursday night (December 3rd), which was hosted by presenter and politician Sandi Toksvig. Her award was given to her by none other than Saunders herself.
Joanna Lumley won the EON Lifetime Achievement award at the WFTV Awards
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Here’s what you need to know about the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie.
Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard recently, here’s a reminder of everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.
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