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Born: May 1, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, IN Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Kashmir
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At age eight, settled with family in Tunbridge Wells, England
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Left school at age 17 to pursue career as a fashion model
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Was a successful model in Great Britain
1969:
Made feature film debut in a small role in "Some Girls Do"
1969:
Appeared as a Bond girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
1971:
First major role in films, "The Games That Lovers Play"
1973:
Appeared in final Hammer Studios Dracula film, "The Satanic Rites of Dracula/Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride" (released in the USA in 1978)
1973:
Played Elaine Perkins in the long-running British prime-time soap opera, "Coronation Street"
1976:
Landed first major role as Purdey in "The New Avengers," a revival of the secret agent series "The Avengers" (aired in the USA in 1978)
1979:
Starred opposite David McCallum in the sci-fi adventure series, "Sapphire & Steel"
1982:
Had featured role in "Trail of the Pink Panther"
1983:
Co-starred in "Curse of the Pink Panther"
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Wrote a column published in the London <i>Times</i> in the 1980s
1989:
Supported Pauline Collins in the film version of "Shirley Valentine"
1992:
Cast as Patsy Stone in the popular English comedy series, "Absolutely Fabulous" (aired in the USA on Comedy Central in 1994-95)
1992:
Appeared in the British series, "Lovejoy," as widow Victoria Cavero
1995:
Had pivotal role in "Cold Comfort Farm"
1996:
Reprised Patsy in the TV-movie, "Absoultely Fabulous: The Last Shout"
1996:
Provided a character voice in "James and the Giant Peach"
1998:
Portrayed Mrs. Lovett in the Showtime movie, "The Tale of Sweeney Todd"
1999:
Provided the voice for Sims the chicken in the animated series, "The Foxbusters"
1999:
Had rare unsuccessful sitcom lead in "Dr. Willoughby"
2000:
Re-teamed with Jennifer Saunders for the unsuccessful series, "Mirrorball"
2001:
Made TV producing debut with "The Cazelets"
2001:
Portrayed Eleanor Glyn in "The Cat's Meow" (released theatrically in the USA in 2002)
2001:
Reprised role of Patsy Stone in new series of "Absolutely Fabulous"; co-written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders
2002:
Garnered acclaim as star of "Up in Town," six ten-minute dramas aired on BBC2
2004:
Co-starred in the film, "Ella Enchanted"
2005:
Voiced Maudeline Everglot in Tim Burton's animated feature, "Corpse Bride"
2005:
Published her autobiography, <i>No Room for Secrets</i>
2006:
Starred as the elderly Delilah Stagg in the sitcom, "Jam & Jerusalem" with Jennifer Saunders
2007:
Joined the second series of "Sensitive Skin," playing the main character Davina Jackson
2010:
Played a strong-willed Princess in her Broadway debut, David Hirson's "La Bete"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

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