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Born: May 01, 1946 (age 67), Srinagar
Biography: Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model and author, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel, Jam & Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin. In... MORE
Biography: Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model and author, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel, Jam & Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin. In film she has appeared in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Trail of the Pink Panther and James and the Giant Peach. She later appeared in Maybe Baby, Ella Enchanted and Corpse Bride. She appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese crime drama, The Wolf of Wall Street. She has also appeared in several stage roles and in 2011 was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in La Bête. She has spoken out as a human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign and is now considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support. She is an advocate for a number of charities and animal welfare groups such as Compassion in World Farming and Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. She is patron of the Farm Animal Sanctuary. She also won the Special Recognition Award at The National Television Awards in 2013. LESS
British actress Joanna Lumley has told MEPs that the EU must do more to protect Europe's pigs. ... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/24/ab-fab-star-lumley-hams-it-up-for-pigs-rights British actress Joanna Lumley has told MEPs that the EU must do more to protect Europe's pigs. The Absolutely Fabulous star urged those countries failing to comply with EU laws on the treatment of pigs to change their ways. Lumley said existing legislation was simply being ignored. "Please enforce the laws that you have passed. That is the only point in laws. If they mean nothing, chuck them out of the window and we'll start all over again," she told euronews. The one-time Bond girl was in Brussels to speak at an event organised by Compassion in World Farming, a pressure group that lobbies for animal rights in agriculture. EU law lays down minimal welfare standards on the treatment of bigs and bans a practice known as tail docking. Farmers say tail docking is not routine, but argue that it is sometimes necessary to stop infections. Dan Joergensen, a Danish Socialist MEP, who chairs the European Parliament's animal welfare group, said that "the farmers that are actually following the law have worse conditions that the ones who are not." "Obviously it can lead to more expenses for them, so it's also only fair that there is an equal playing field for all farmers. So this is also another reason why we are pushing this issue," he said. Nine member states, including France and Germany, have been citied as infringing EU law. Tonio Borg, EU Health Commissioner said those countries which fail to follow the legislation could be taken to the European Court of Justice. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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