Actress Joanna Lumley has confirmed that the movie version of "Absolutely Fabulous"will start shooting this October. The brilliant actress revealed on the show ‘This Morning’ yesterday that the film is definitely going ahead. Her co star, Jennifer Saunders is currently working on the script.
She also revealed that while Saunders has written the script, it keeps changing. So she cannot say that she has read it completely. She also said that they would be shooting the movie somewhere in the south of France in October. Lumley did not give out the details of the film but she said that it would be hilarious.
Lumley added, “it'll be ravishingly funny, gorgeous and completely fabulous.”
She starred in the British Television series Absolutely Fabulous playing the role of Patsy Stone, a PR agent along with Jennifer Saunders who played the role of editor, Eddy Monsoon. The drama revolved around these two middle aged woman and their ups and downs. The television series was written by Saunders and she plays the leading role.
Lumley says it is the most enduring character she played on the screen for almost 5 decades. But she says, playing the role of hard drinker Patsy Stone is very challenging. The 69 year old actress confessed that she will no longer be able to recreate the character’s famous blonde beehive with her own hair and will be using a wig. She had turned her own hair into an impressive massive beehive during the original run of the show in the 90s.
Lumley is a human rights activist for Survival International and Gurkhas Justice Campaign. She is considered as a national treasure of Nepal because of her support. She is a member of a lot of charities like Compassion in World Farming, Vegetarians’ International voice for animals, Sufflok Family Carers and Kids for Kids. She has also received Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2013.
The beautiful diva, apart from being an actress, she is also a voice over artist, former model, author and activist. She is happily married to her conductor husband, Steven Barlow. They have been married for 29 years. She has revealed that she had been an unmarried mother in the 1960s. She gave birth to her son, James in 1967. The photographer, Michael Claydon is his father. This beautiful and hot actress now lives in London. She is now a grandmother to her son’s children.
This hot and glamorous actress follows a strict vegetarian diet. She is a keen supporter of animal rights charities. She has been active in the acting industry since 1957. Apart from her famous role as Patsy Stone, she has done a number of movies. Some of which are Some Girls Do, the Plank, Curse of the Pink Panther, Alice in Wonderland, Dolls, She is Funny that Way, Animals United, etc.
She is quite active in the social media. She has over 32k fans in twitter.