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National Treasure: Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is a British actress, voice over artist, model and author.

Lumley’s prolific and varied TV career has seen her play roles including Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous and parts in The New Avengers, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. She has also lent her distinctive voice to many animated characters, film narration and ad campaigns.

In recent years she has spoken out as a human rights activist, notably the Gurkha Justice Campaign. As a result of this, she is not only a national treasure in Britain but held in high regard in Nepal.

Lumley also works with Survival International and is patron of many charities and animal welfare groups.

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