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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at The BBC Breakfast Studio's, Media City UK , Manchester - United Kingdom - Monday 20th February 2017

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Joanna Lumley on board a Sunseeker 95 yacht as she officially opens the Sunseeker International stand at the London Boat Show 2017 held at ExCel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th January 2017

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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

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Joanna Lumley and Sculpted Live By Frances Segelman
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Joanna Lumley Thinks Women Should Take Wolf-Whistling As "A Compliment"


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Joanna Lumley has courted controversy by suggesting that women should take it as a compliment if somebody wolf-whistles at them in the street.

In a new interview with the Daily Mirror, the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ actress said that the recent proposal by Nottinghamshire Police to make wolf-whistling a hate crime was a sign that people had become “sensitive flowers” who were “very offended by everything”.

The 70 old star and occasional campaigner said: “How can wolf-whistling be offensive to women? It’s a compliment. They’re saying ‘Cor you look all right, darlin.’ What’s wrong with that?”

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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

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Joanna Lumley seen at the BBC Radio studios, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st September 2016

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Real-Life Eddie And Patsy Ejected From 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Screening For Laughing Too Loud


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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.

Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieTwo 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.”

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch Wanted To Be In Absolutely Fabulous


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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.

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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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Has 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Lived Up To Its Name?


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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 FabulousAbsolutely 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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Absolutely Everything! Do You Know Joanna Lumley From These Seven Movies?


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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?

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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. 

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Have Edina And Patsy Really Killed Kate Moss In 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'?


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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.

Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieThe 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.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer


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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'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Set To Feature 60 Celeb Cameos


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The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie looks set to be one of the most celebrity filled films of all time, with around 60 famous faces set to make a cameo appearance. The film, which hits UK cinemas on July 1st, will feature Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprising their TV roles as fashionable friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

Ab Fab movieThe Ab Fab movie will be filled with celebrity cameos from around 60 famous faces.

Among the fashionable names already announced are Kate Moss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jerry Hall, Poppy Delevingne, Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung.

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'Absolutely Fatuous'? 'Ab Fab' Movie Sparks Race Row With 'Yellowface' Character


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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.

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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.

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Joanna Lumley

Date of birth

1st May, 1946

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Actor

Sex

Female

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Joanna Lumley Movies

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen...

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

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Absolutely Anything Trailer

Absolutely Anything Trailer

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The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

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