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Joanna Lumley: 'I Was Last On The List For Wolf Of Wall Street Role'

22nd April 2014

Joanna Lumley is convinced she was bottom of Martin Scorsese's list when he was casting her character in The Wolf Of Wall Street after Dame Julie Andrews passed on the part.The Absolutely Fabulous actress appeared...

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30th March 2014

Former Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am's private swimming pool is only three feet (90 centimetres) deep. The shallow pool was custom-made for his Californian property because he cannot swim. The star showed British actress Joanna...

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Joanna Lumley Wants To Come Back As A Giraffe

20th March 2014

Joanna Lumley wants to be reincarnated as a giraffe.The 67-year-old actress - best known for her roles in 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' - has expressed her desire to return to the...

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Stars And Royalty Turn Out For David Frost's Memorial

13th March 2014

Veteran actress Joanna Lumley and British royal Charles, Prince Of Wales were among the leading figures who attended a memorial service for late broadcaster Sir David Frost in London on Thursday (13Mar14).More than 2,000 guests...

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Kate Beckinsale To Star In Absolutely Anything

27th February 2014

Kate Beckinsale has been cast in 'Absolutely Anything'.The 40-year-old actress - who will next hit the big screen in legal drama 'The Trials of Cate McCall' - will star alongside Simon Pegg in...

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Joanna Lumley Fronting London Tourism Campaign

16th January 2014

British actress Joanna Lumley is leading a new campaign to entice tourists to London.The Absolutely Fabulous star has highlighted her favourite places in the U.K. capital to encourage more travellers to visit. She says,...

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Stars Back U.k. Charity's Fostering Campaign

13th January 2014

Dame Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and new Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi are among the stars who are supporting a new foster carer recruitment campaign in the U.K.The actors have offered up cherished snaps from...

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Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Fabulous Film Won't Happen

7th December 2013

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...

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Joanna Lumley Films Will.i.am Documentary

18th November 2013

British actress Joanna Lumley has travelled to California to make a documentary about Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am.The Absolutely Fabulous star agreed to spend time with the rapper as part of a new show she...

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Joanna Lumley Backing New Appeal To Protect Peter Pan Property

23rd September 2013

Joanna Lumley is urging literature lovers to donate funds to complete restoration work on the home which inspired J.M. Barrie's classic children's book Peter Pan.In 2011, the Absolutely Fabulous star became a supporter of the...

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Joanna Lumley's Reunion With Bangladeshi Boy

3rd September 2013

Actress Joanna Lumley has had an emotional reunion with a Bangladeshi boy eight years after witnessing him seeing the world for the first time.The youngster, identified only as Arif, was born blind and had undergone...

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Joanna Lumley Hands Out Advice To School Pupils

9th July 2013

British actress Joanna Lumley dished out life and career advice to pupils at a school in England over the weekend (06-07Jul13) when she was invited to give a speech at an end-of-term ceremony.The Absolutely Fabulous...

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Joanna Lumley Rules Out Politics Move

17th June 2013

British actress-turned-activist Joanna Lumley has ruled out a move into politics, insisting bureaucratic red tape would leave her wanting to "slit" her throat.The Absolutely Fabulous star uses her public profile to promote environment and justice...

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The Things They Say: 3633156

29th April 2013

"Sir Trevor Nunn... we go, with our old age passes - sad but charming - on the tube when we were rehearsing together. He said, 'What I always do is run up the escalators' -...

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Stars Wear Wigs For Cancer Campaign

24th April 2013

Ashley Roberts and Joanna Lumley are among the stars who have donned funny wigs to raise awareness of a U.K. cancer campaign.The former Pussycat Dolls star wore a wacky turquoise hairpiece while veteran actress Lumley...

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Joanna Lumley Stands By Binge Drinking Comments

16th April 2013

British actress Joanna Lumley has been inundated with messages of support since speaking out to warn young women about the dangers of binge drinking.The Absolutely Fabulous star hit headlines in January (13) when she urged...

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Joanna Lumley Reunites With Estranged Sister

1st April 2013

British actress Joanna Lumley has finally mended her relationship with her sister after they fell out in the 1990s.The Absolutely Fabulous star became estranged from her elder sibling Aelene at the height of her success...

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26th March 2013

Former Bond girl Joanna Lumley is to host a 007-themed gala at the Henley Festival in Oxfordshire, England this summer (13). Shaken & Stirred, The Music of James Bond will take place on 13 July...

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Leonardo Dicaprio 'S 27 Takes To Kiss Lumley

8th March 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio took 27 takes to kiss Joanna Lumley in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. The 66-year-old actress - who is 28 years older than the 'Titanic' star - revealed the Hollywood hunk was so...

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Stars Celebrate European Ban On Animal-tested Products

6th March 2013

Stars including actress Joanna Lumley, former model Twiggy, and singers Kimberly Wyatt and Chrissie Hynde are celebrating after winning their fight for a European ban on the sale of animal-tested products.Officials at Cruelty Free International...

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Joanna Lumley Commits Herself To Ab Fab, But Warns Girls Of Following Her Example

By Joe Wilde | 26th January 2013

With a shiny Lifetime Achievement Award proudly atop her mantlepiece, Joanna Lumley has decide to give back even more by delivering some rather fabulous (you might even say absolutely fabulous) new about the big screen...

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Heed Joanna Lumley's Words, Girls

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th January 2013

After playing a debauched character in Absolutely Fabulous, Joanna Lumley is keen to ensure young girls don't put themselves at risk by emulating some of her on-screen behaviour."I promise you it is better to look...

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Joanna Lumley Confirms Absolutely Fabulous Movie Is On The Way!

By Joe Wilde | 25th January 2013

Joanna Lumley let us in on some frankly (absolutely) fabulous news today (Jan 25) when she revealed that the hit show Absolutely Fabulous is being made into a movie, and a musical one at that!...

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Joanna Lumley Advises Young Women To Stop Drinking

24th January 2013

British actress Joanna Lumley is urging young women to stop drinking to excess because she fears too many girls in the U.K. are leaving themselves open to attacks during nights out.The Absolutely Fabulous star is...

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Joanna Lumley Receives Special Recognition Award At The National Television Awards

By Lorna Greville  | 24th January 2013

Joanna Lumley, known mostly for her role as the hilariously loathsome narcissist Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, alongside Jennifer Saunders, was celebrated with a Special Recognition Award last night at the National Television Awards.She was lauded...

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'Coronation Street' Wins Big At Ntas

23rd January 2013

Alan Halsall dedicated his prize at the National Television Awards to his late co-star Bill Tarmey after wearing his watch for good luck.The 'Coronation Street' star - who plays Tyrone Dobbs - won the award...

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Joanna Lumley Dreamed Of Noah's Ark Documentary

26th November 2012

Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley is delighted her proposed documentary about Noah's Ark was green-lighted by Tv bosses, because it gave her unrivalled access to historic sites.The Absolutely Fabulous star has a longstanding interest in...

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Joanna Lumley Baffled By Fake Social Networking Pages

26th November 2012

British actress Joanna Lumley is upset with fans who set up fake social networking pages in her name.The Absolutely Fabulous star has no desire to join Twitter or Facebook and is aggrieved that so many...

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Joanna Lumley's Ab Fab Outfits Raise $24,000 For Charity

15th November 2012

British actress Joanna Lumley has raised more than $24,000 (£15,000) for Charles, Prince Of Wales' charity by auctioning off her Absolutely Fabulous wardrobe.The veteran star snapped up the outfits she wore as boozy fashionista Patsy...

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The Things They Say: 3346250

27th October 2012

"Leonardo DiCaprio is enchanting. He's professional and kind and courteous. Everyone loves him and he's not remotely a big starry star." British actress Joanna Lumley is a big fan of her co-star in upcoming movie...

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