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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Joanna Lumley — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Joanna Lumley

Show:
La Bete

Role:
The Princess, a glamorous sovereign who invites a buffoonish street clown to join her royal acting troupe.

Bio Brief:
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.

Tony History:
This is Lumley’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Lumley’s work as a documentarian has brought her to countries across the world including Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda.

Quotable Quote:
“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

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