Fact: Stars including Michael Sheen, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will try their hands at making cakes for charity as they compete in a celebrity special of U.K. reality Tv series The Great British Bake Off. The contestants, also including Tv presenter Alexa Chung and Dame Edna Everage, will take on the cooking task for the Comic Relief charity. The four-part competition airs in the U.K. in February (15).
Fact: Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Brian Blessed are among the celebrities who will be voicing travel announcements at railway stations in the British capital on Thursday (30Oct14) as part of the London Poppy Day charity drive.
Fact: British actors Joanna Lumley and Jim Broadbent will be reading the words of William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and William Blake to classical music for a new album of seasonal poetry titled Christmas Words For You. The album is due to be released in the U.K. on 17 November (14).
Fact: Former Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am's private swimming pool is only three feet (90 centimetres) deep. The shallow pool was custom-made for his Californian property because he cannot swim. The star showed British actress Joanna Lumley the unique design while giving her a tour of his home for a Bbc Tv documentary.
Quote: "Sir Trevor Nunn... we go, with our old age passes - sad but charming - on the tube when we were rehearsing together. He said, 'What I always do is run up the escalators' - so I always do that as well." British actress Joanna Lumley likes to travel on London's Underground trains with her director pal to keep fit.
Fact: Former Bond girl Joanna Lumley is to host a 007-themed gala at the Henley Festival in Oxfordshire, England this summer (13). Shaken & Stirred, The Music of James Bond will take place on 13 July (13).
Quote: "Leonardo DiCaprio is enchanting. He's professional and kind and courteous. Everyone loves him and he's not remotely a big starry star." British actress Joanna Lumley is a big fan of her co-star in upcoming movie The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Quote: "My tip is to take two or three weeks away from alcohol every so often. If you drink too much white wine it bloats your face." Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley ensures she detoxes regularly to maintain her looks.
Fact: Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley is auctioning a pair of tickets to see her in the London production of The Lion in Winter, as well as backstage passes to meet her after the show next month (Jan12). Money raised in the auction, organised by Britain's The Independent newspaper, will benefit charities as part of the newspaper's annual Christmas appeal.
Quote: "I think it's important for women to be daring and not worry what people say. When it comes to fashion, I know I look good in cheap clothes. I suit the high street, not designer fashion. I love what people might call mutton-dressed-as-lamb shops. I love layering clothes, like young girls wear. I like being experimental with fashion." Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley, 65, has no plans to start dressing her age.
Fact: DAME Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley will lend their voices to a BBC Radio 4 broadcast of beloved British girls' stories. The Absolutely Fabulous star will read Enid Blyton's The Cheat while Mirren is tackling A Midnight Revel by Angela Brazil.
Quote: "There is nothing better than a happy marriage, and I think there's nothing worse than an unhappy marriage probably, so all these people who are looking for Mr Right - don't worry too much if you can't find him, because if he's Mr Wrong then you'll spoil his life and yours - so take care with marriage." Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley insists marriage is to be taken seriously.
Quote: "What's happened to us? We've stopped having an interest in things, we just sit there watching other people's lives on TV. It's dull. I simply can't bear the lethargy. And when children here want to be on The X Factor, you think, 'Why?'" British actress Joanna Lumley is convinced reality TV is having a negative impact on the British public.
Quote: "Let's face it, if you're older you aren't always going to play young leads any more. It's also a fact that in the acting world there have always been 10 parts written for men to two parts women and it's not going to change." Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley knows older actresses struggle to land leading roles.
Fact: Veteran actress Joanna Lumley's recent campaign to win Gurkha soldiers the legal right to remain in Britain is to be immortalised in a new history book. The tome will be written by historian Chris Bellamy and will be a "definitive" study of the Nepalese servicemen.
Quote: "I've never minded getting old. When I was young, women of my age were real grandmothers - they had permed grey hair, didn't wear high heels and got fat. I've considered letting my hair go grey but in this business that's like signing your own death warrant." British actress Joanna Lumley, 62, on the ageing process.
Quote: "I can do without food for three days. I don't faint or cry. I don't feel I need to do anything bad, but I do like smoking." Actress Joanna Lumley admiits she is similar to her chain-smoking, food-shunning character PATSY in hit British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.
Quote: "I love being called Granny. It's like becoming the elder of the village." British actress Joanna Lumley is content with growing old gracefully.
Quote: "None of us watches our work. People quote lines at me but I don't know what they're talking about because I don't remember the lines." Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley says hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous is not part of her DVD collection.
Fact: Welsh pop star Charlotte Church's voice has been branded one of the top 10 most irritating in the UK in a survey by Disney. Actress Joanna Lumley and Latino movie hunk Antonio Banderas top the poll of voices Brits most like to listen to.