- Julia Sawalha
name = Julia Sawalha
birthdate = birth date and age|1968|9|9|df=y
yearsactive = 1989 - present
Nadim Sawalha(b.1935) & Roberta Sawalha
Julia Sawalha (born
9 September 1968) is an English actress best known for her roles of Saffron Monsoon in " Absolutely Fabulous", Lynda Day, editor of "The Junior Gazette" in " Press Gang", and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 televisionminiseries of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".
Sawalha was born in
London, the daughter of Roberta and Nadim Sawalha. She was named after her grandmother, a Jordanian businesswoman who had received an award from Queen Noor for enterprise. She is of Jordanian, British, and French Huguenotancestry. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/wdytya_celeb_gallery_09.shtml Julia's profile at BBC History] ] She was born into an acting family: her father Nadim is an actor who appeared in the James Bondmovie "The Spy Who Loved Me", while her sister Nadia starred in the soap " EastEnders" and is now a television presenter and chat show host.
She first gained public attention for her starring role in the
ITVteenage comedy/drama " Press Gang", which ran from 1989 to 1993. The on-screen chemistry between the two leads was reflected off-screen, as she and co-star Dexter Fletcherbecame an item for several years.
From 1991-94, she starred in the ITV family comedy "Second Thoughts" and continued with her character, Hannah (Lynda Bellingham's daughter), in the
British Comedy Awardwinning " Faith in the Future" (1995–98).
From 1992 to 2005, she played Saffron Monsoon in the sitcom "
Absolutely Fabulous" alongside Jennifer Saunders.
She starred in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" as Lydia Bennett, co-starring opposite
Jennifer Ehleand Colin Firth. She also voiced Ginger in DreamWorks/Aardman's " Chicken Run".
In 2000 she appeared as Janet, the Australian Barmaid ("Built for bar work; it's instinct... instinct!!") in the first series of the British sitcom "
Time Gentlemen Please". She also played the much put-upon PA to "Zak" in Argos TV adverts during 2002-2004, along with Richard E. Grant. She has also joined acclaimed actor Ioan Gruffuddin the internationally successful TV/DVD adaptations of CS Forester's " Horatio Hornblower" novels, as the captain's first wife Maria.
In 2001, she became the
Alan Daviesco-star in Jonathan Creekafter Caroline Quentinleft, appearing in a Christmas Special ("Satan's Chimney"). She returned for a series between 2003-2004.
In 2006, she participated in the third series of the
genealogydocumentary series " Who Do You Think You Are?" [cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/07_july/18/bbcone.shtml|title= BBC ONE Autumn 2006|first=|last=|publisher=BBC|date= 2006-07-18] tracing her family's roots, which are Jordanian Bedouinon her father's side, and French Huguenot on her mother's. She also appeared in the pilot of BBC 1's "A Taste of my Life" presented by Nigel Slater. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/tasteofmylife_pilot.shtml BBC Food - A Taste of my Life Pilot episode description] ]
After a two year break, she was back on screen in May 2007, competing in the
BBC dog trainingcelebrity reality show " The Underdog Show." [ [http://www.express.co.uk/features/view/2478 Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: Day & Night :: 'Settled' Julia seeks new role ] ]
She went out with and lived with "Press Gang" co-star
Dexter Fletcher, and later went out with comedian Richard Herring: "So taken was he that the Oxford-educated stand-up comedian even set up a shrine to her on " Fist of Fun", the television programme he wrote and acted in with Stewart Lee. "My ideal woman has the head of Julia Sawalha attached to the body of Julia Sawalha," went the running gag." [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2000/07/05/tljuli05.xml 'They told my parents I was dead' - Telegraph ] ] Sawalha then dated Patrick Marber. She reportedly had an affair with Keith Allen, the actor and father of Lily Allen. [ [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1553135,00.html;"I can't stand actors, The Observer, Sunday August 21, 2005"] ]
1 January 2004it was alleged in the tabloid newspapersthat she had married boyfriend Alan Davies, her co-star in the television series " Jonathan Creek". Both she and Davies, who avoided discussing their private lives in public, denied this, and took legal action against the reports. [cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/showbiz/3371721.stm|title= TV stars act over marriage report|first=|last=|publisher=BBC News|date= 2004-01-06] The couple split up after Davies reportedly refused to commit - and was branded "a miserable git" by her sister Nadia. [ [http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_headline=to-laff-%2D-to-hold%26method=full%26objectid=18508809%26siteid=62484-name_page.html TO LAFF & TO HOLD - Sunday Mirror ] ]
After meeting Rich Annetts at the
Glastonbury Festivalin 2005, the couple moved to Bath, Somersetand lived in a flat close to the Royal Crescent. Annetts had a canal boaton the Kennet and Avon canal, which the couple would regularly visit. The couple then moved to a cottage in the Somersetcountryside, with solar panels and a woodburner stove, which they renamed "Flowers Cottage." [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=496586&in_page_id=1773 Why Absolutely Fabulous star Julia Sawalha and her water gipsy lover drifted apart] Daily Mail - 27 November 2007] Sawalha started growing her own vegetables, attending yogalessons and is studying for an Open UniversityEnglish degree. [cite news|url=http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article1576180.ece|title= Relative Values: Nadia and Julia Sawalha|first=|last=|publisher=The Sunday Times|date= 2007-04-01] [ [http://www.express.co.uk/features/view/2478 Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: Day & Night :: 'Settled' Julia seeks new role ] ] Sawalha and Annetts have since split up, in part caused by her return to acting in " Cranford".
*"Bottom": in the Episode, "Parade"
*"Casualty": in the Episode, "Living in Hope"
Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death"
Faith in the Future"
*"The Flint Street Nativity"
French and Saunders"
Inspector Morse": in the Episode, "Last Seen Wearing"
Lovejoy": in the Episode, "Double Edged Sword"
*"Pride and Prejudice"
*"Tales from the Crypt": in the 7th Season Episode, "The Kidnapper"
Time Gentlemen Please"
Who Do You Think You Are?"
A Taste of my Life
*" Lark Rise to Candleford"
Chicken Run" (2000)
*"In the Bleak Midwinter" (aka "A Midwinter's Tale")
*"The Wind in the Willows"
The Madness of King George" (1994) (She played one of King George III's many daughters)
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* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/wdytya_celeb_gallery_09.shtml Julia Sawalha on "Who Do You Think You Are?"]
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