Logo to air new episode of 'Ab Fab'

Logo to air new episode of 'Ab Fab'

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- A new episode of the British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous" will have its U.S. premiere on Logo next week, the cable network said.
'Ab Fab' special to air in January

'Ab Fab' special to air in January

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "The Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special" is to air next month on BBC America and Logo, TVGuide.com reported Tuesday.
Nepalese hill renamed for Lumley

Nepalese hill renamed for Lumley

POKHARA, Nepal, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Nepalese tourist spot Mattikhan Hill in Pokhara has been renamed Mattikhan Lumley View in honor of British actress Joanna Lumley and her father James.
Actress Lumley to meet Nepalese president

Actress Lumley to meet Nepalese president

KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 26 (UPI) -- British actress Joanna Lumley says she is excited to meet Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during her visit as part of a veterans campaign.

Lumley film to highlight pig mistreatment

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British actress Joanna Lumley says she re-enacts the alleged mistreatment of pigs on European farms in a forthcoming documentary.

Court: Gurkhas can stay in Britain

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that five Nepalese veterans of the British army and a soldier's widow have the right to live in the country.

British actress stalls potential gunman

SHEFFIELD, England, June 3 (UPI) -- A 61-year-old British actress, who played a crime fighter on "The New Avengers" in the 1970s, confronted a gunman at a Sheffield bar.

'New Avengers' Gareth Hunt dies

REDHILL, England, March 14 (UPI) -- Gareth Hunt, who starred in the TV show, "The New Avengers," and a series of ads for Nescafe, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Redhill, England, at 65.

'Absolutely Fabulous' stars have new show

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- "Absolutely Fabulous" stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are reuniting for a new comedy being produced by the BBC and BBC America.

New DeBretts lists cream of U.K. society

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Debrett's, the book that lists Britain's top achievers, has named singer Joss Stone its young person of the year.

Prince Charles donates to Milligan statue

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Prince Charles, who tolerated jabs by the late British comedian Spike Milligan, has donated $5,000 for a statue built in the funny man's memory.

Johnny Depp, Tim Burton together again

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp has joined the voice cast of Tim Burton's stop-motion animated feature "Corpse Bride," Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

'What Not To Wear' hosts need help too

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- British style gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who like to tell people what not to wear, need style help, said Good Housekeeping.

'Ella' author: Film has own spirit

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- The new film "Ella Enchanted" may be a very loose adaptation of Gail Carson Levine's beloved children's book, but the U.S. author says she was pleased.

'Ab Fab' comes to Oxygen

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A new season of the outrageous British comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" premieres in America Friday night on the Oxygen cable station.
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Joanna Lumley
Actors Joanna Lumley and Helena Bonham Carter smile for the media at the Chelsea Flower Show 2009 in London on Monday May 18 2009. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is a British actress, best known for her roles in the British television series The New Avengers, Sapphire and Steel, Absolutely Fabulous and Sensitive Skin. She is also a former model, a human rights activist (best known for her support for Gurkhas, the exiled Tibetan people and government and Prospect Burma, a charity that offers grants to Burmese students, for whom she broadcast the BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in 2001 ), and an animal welfare activist.

Joanna Lamond Lumley was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Her parents were Major James Rutherford Lumley, who served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the British Indian Army, and Beatrice Rose Weir. They married in 1941. After the independence of India in 1947, the Lumleys moved to Malaya (now, Malaysia) and later settled in Kent, England. Joanna was educated at St Mary's School in Northiam, East Sussex, England, and afterward attended the Lucy Clayton finishing school.

Tall, slim and blonde, she spent three years as a photographic model, and appeared in an UK television advertisement for Nimble bread first screened in 1969. Lumley appeared in an early episode of The Bruce Forsyth Show in 1966 and also worked as a house model for Jean Muir.

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