Julia Sawalha

Julia Sawalha

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1968-09-09 (53 years old)

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Biography

Julia Sawalha (born 9 September 1968) is an English actress, who is best known for her role as Saffron "Saffy" Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for portraying Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang, Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and voicing Ginger in Chicken Run. Additionally, she played Dorcas Lane in the BBC's costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford, Carla Borrego in Jonathan Creek, and Jan Ward in the 2014 BBC One mystery Remember Me.

Personal Life

She had a relationship with Dexter Fletcher whom she met on the set of Press Gang.On 1 January 2004, tabloid newspapers reported that she had married 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.

Early Life

Sawalha was born in Wandsworth, London on 9 September 1968, and is the daughter of Roberta Lane and actor Nadim Sawalha. Her father was born in Madaba, Jordan. She was named after her paternal grandmother, a businesswoman who had received an award from Queen Noor for enterprise. She is of Jordanian, English, and French Huguenot ancestry.Sawalha was educated at the Theatre Arts School, a fee-paying independent school which is part of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, based at the time in Clapham in south London, which she left at the age of fifteen.

Filmography

All 42

TV shows 25

Movies 17

Self 4

Voice 1

Inspirational Speaker (Voice)
Close Shave (2020)

Close Shave (2020)

Movie
Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited)
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

Movie
Saffy
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Movie
Jan Ward
Remember Me (2014)

Remember Me (2014)

TV show
1
Mouse
Hit Favorites: Friends and Family (2011)

Hit Favorites: Friends and Family (2011)

Movie
The Underdog Show (2008)

The Underdog Show (2008)

TV show
Dorcas Lane
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)

TV show
5.38
Jessie Brown
Cranford (2007)

Cranford (2007)

TV show
6.25
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007)

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007)

TV show
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV show
9.5
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)

TV show
6.11
Self
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)

Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)

TV show
Self - Narrator
Comedy Connections (2003)

Comedy Connections (2003)

TV show
Maria Hornblower
Hornblower: Duty (2003)

Hornblower: Duty (2003)

Movie
7
Maria Mason
Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)

Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)

Movie
Karen Willet
The Final Curtain (2002)

The Final Curtain (2002)

Movie
Marie
Venus and Mars (2001)

Venus and Mars (2001)

Movie
Freda Keill
Mirrorball (2000)

Mirrorball (2000)

Movie
Janet Wilson
Time Gentlemen Please (2000)

Time Gentlemen Please (2000)

TV show
Self
Poultry in Motion: The Making of 'Chicken Run' (2000)

Poultry in Motion: The Making of 'Chicken Run' (2000)

Movie
Ginger
Chicken Run (2000)

Chicken Run (2000)

Movie
6.72
Dawn/Wise Man 1
The Flint Street Nativity (1999)

The Flint Street Nativity (1999)

Movie
Emma
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Movie
Maria Mason
Hornblower (1998)

Hornblower (1998)

TV show
Mouse
Kipper (1997)

Kipper (1997)

TV show
Dolly Nightingale
Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)

Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)

TV show
Carla Borrego
Jonathan Creek (1997)

Jonathan Creek (1997)

TV show
Saffron Monsoon
Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout (1996)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout (1996)

Movie
The Jailer's Daughter
The Wind in the Willows (1996)

The Wind in the Willows (1996)

Movie
Hannah
Faith in the Future (1995)

Faith in the Future (1995)

TV show
Nina
In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)

In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)

Movie
Lydia Bennet
Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV show
7.2
Mercy Pecksniff
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)

Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)

TV show
Saffron
Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

TV show
6
Veronica Head
Bottom (1991)

Bottom (1991)

TV show
5.8
Hannah
Second Thoughts (1991)

Second Thoughts (1991)

TV show
Kelly
Buddy's Song (1991)

Buddy's Song (1991)

Movie
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV show
6.4
Lynda Day / Young Katherine Hill
Press Gang (1989)

Press Gang (1989)

TV show
6
Inspector Morse (1987)

Inspector Morse (1987)

TV show
4.83
Nikki Watson
Casualty (1986)

Casualty (1986)

TV show
Lovejoy (1986)

Lovejoy (1986)

TV show
5
Julia Sawalha
Julia Sawalha

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1968-09-09 (53 years old)

Place of birth
London, United Kingdom

Father
Nadim Sawalha

Siblings
Nadia Sawalha

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Residences
Wandsworth, United Kingdom

Joanna Lumley
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Jennifer Saunders
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Jennifer Saunders worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
5 Movies
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Celia Imrie
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Celia Imrie worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Jon Plowman
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Jon Plowman worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Helen Lederer
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Helen Lederer worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
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Kathy Burke
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Kathy Burke worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
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Harriet Thorpe
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Harriet Thorpe worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 Movies
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Benjamin Whitrow
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Benjamin Whitrow worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
3 TV shows
Tony Haygarth
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Tony Haygarth worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 Movies
2 TV shows
Adrian Edmondson
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Adrian Edmondson worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Jane Horrocks
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Jane Horrocks worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Bob Spiers
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Bob Spiers worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Lynda Bellingham
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Lynda Bellingham worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
4 TV shows
Christopher Ryan
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Christopher Ryan worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
James Dreyfus
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James Dreyfus worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Josie Lawrence
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Josie Lawrence worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Barbara Flynn
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Barbara Flynn worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Paul Copley
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Paul Copley worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Sean Gilder
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Sean Gilder worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Robert Lindsay
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Robert Lindsay worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
June Whitfield
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June Whitfield worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Rebecca Front
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Rebecca Front worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Jim Carter
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Jim Carter worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Dawn French
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Dawn French worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Chris O'Dell
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Chris O'Dell worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John E. Keane
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John E. Keane worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
C. S. Forester
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C. S. Forester worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew Benson
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Andrew Benson worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew Grieve
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Andrew Grieve worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Delia Fine
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Delia Fine worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Charlie Condou
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Charlie Condou worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Lisa Coleman
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Lisa Coleman worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Paul Reynolds
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Paul Reynolds worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Sharon Duce
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Sharon Duce worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Mo Gaffney
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Mo Gaffney worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Trevor Peacock
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Trevor Peacock worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Simon Day
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Simon Day worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Richard Briers
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Richard Briers worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Gary Beadle
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Gary Beadle worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Naoko Mori
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Naoko Mori worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Charlie Creed-Miles
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Charlie Creed-Miles worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Richard Curtis
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Richard Curtis worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Jonathan Forbes
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Jonathan Forbes worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Greg Wise
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Greg Wise worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Lorcan Cranitch
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Lorcan Cranitch worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew Tiernan
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Andrew Tiernan worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Ronald Pickup
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Ronald Pickup worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Peter Vaughan
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Peter Vaughan worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Richard Lumsden
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Richard Lumsden worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Ian McElhinney
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Ian McElhinney worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Nicholas Jones
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Nicholas Jones worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Ron Cook
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Ron Cook worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Dora Bryan
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Dora Bryan worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Fay Masterson
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Fay Masterson worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Steven O'Donnell
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Steven O'Donnell worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Maureen Lipman
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Maureen Lipman worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Lee Ross
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Lee Ross worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Ioan Gruffudd
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Ioan Gruffudd worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Michael Brandon
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Michael Brandon worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Gerard Horan
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Gerard Horan worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Liz Smith
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Liz Smith worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
3 TV shows
Imelda Staunton
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Imelda Staunton worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Mark Williams
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Mark Williams worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Paul McGann
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Paul McGann worked together with Julia Sawalha in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Julia Sawalha
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