The Princess, a glamorous sovereign who invites a buffoonish street clown to join her royal acting troupe.
While TV audiences know her best as Absolutely Fabulous’s outrageous, drunken, aging fashionista Patsy, Lumley has dozens of stage and film credits to her name, including a stint as a Bond girl and star of The New Avengers.
This is Lumley’s first Tony Award nomination.
Lumley’s work as a documentarian has brought her to countries across the world including Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda.
“There’s so much gold confetti [during my onstage entrance]! I’m going to put it in my contract now that everything I do needs to have such fanfare.” —Lumley in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/11/10