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Joanna Lumley OBE (born 1st May, 1946) is a British actress who achieved great national fame throughout her career for roles in such television shows as The New Avengers, Sapphire And Steel and Absolutely Fabulous. She was a "Bond girl" in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and appeared for a short period on Coronation Street in 1973, playing Ken Barlow's girlfriend Elaine Perkins.

Joanna's other credits include Are You Being Served?, Lovejoy and Agatha Christie's Marple. She was awarded the OBE in 1995.

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