Joanna Lumley

If you're an enthusiast and you love the world like I do, it comes naturally. But I think charity must become more fun to give, more interactive and imaginative.Joanna Lumley

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It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.Joanna Lumley

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NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits.Joanna Lumley

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Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous. The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.Joanna Lumley

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We met and married when both of us knew exactly what our jobs were. He was only 32, but he'd been all over the place. I'd been working on films and television shows all over the world.Joanna Lumley

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You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque. Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world.Joanna Lumley

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Giraffes are completely tranquil - they have no predators as adults because there's not an animal in the jungle stupid enough to go for them.Joanna Lumley

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I can't see any difference in having your hair dyed, your teeth fixed, your nose done, or your face smoothed out or lifted.Joanna Lumley

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I don't think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.Joanna Lumley

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I think we could jam a bit more in our coffins than we do. I'm going to have some books, some I haven't finished or haven't read, some feathers and nice bits and pieces, the odd note. Just on the journey for the next bit.Joanna Lumley

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When you're young, you think life is forever, but it's finite. I'm 68, so even by the maddest measurements, I'm in the last bit of life.Joanna Lumley

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All the trouble you will cause by not leaving a will. All the heartache! Family feuds are going to happen anyway, so be as clear as you can. And even if it's only to leave it to the cat's home, make a will.Joanna Lumley

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As soon as you reach a certain age, you're thrown onto a kind of mental scrap heap.Joanna Lumley

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There's an appetite for vigour in films. The camera loves a bit of movement. Movement is usually attached to younger people and men, and that's just the way it is. I think that it's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's a fact that there aren't going to be masses and masses of roles for older women because there isn't the audience for it.Joanna Lumley

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The maddening thing is as actors of either sex, we get better as we get older, and so when you are 65, you think, 'I could play Juliet now. I understand it.'Joanna Lumley

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I used to go out wearing any old rubbish, no make-up, nothing, but since mobile phones, that has all had to stop. People do come up to you so often and say hello, or want a photograph, and I just can't do it anymore in what I used to wear. They don't want to be seen hanging off a rabid old granny any more than I do.Joanna Lumley

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Cameras love pretty girls and craggy, old character men more than they can take craggy, old character women. But that's what's always happened. Work out how you can fit into it, and make that work. There are never going to be millions of parts for older actresses because there never were.Joanna Lumley

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The press have given me affairs I've never had and killed a few I did have. After a while, you learn.Joanna Lumley

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It's not often you get to hang out with someone you're really intrigued by. So when invited me to visit him at home, I couldn't resist.Joanna Lumley

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If your family loves you, you're fine. What you can't grow up without is love.Joanna Lumley

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I cut the labels out of my clothes because they scratch. Clothes are just little workhorses, aren't they?Joanna Lumley

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I've been dealing with the press for 45 years. You need a very long spoon to sup with them. While you are always grateful, they are like badly trained dogs. They smile and wag and bite your arm off.Joanna Lumley

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If you haven't understood that if you are born you die, you scarcely deserve to be able to be alive.Joanna Lumley

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I love a cardboard coffin. Both Mummy and Daddy went off in cardboard coffins, painted - Daddy's was rifle green. Beautifully made.Joanna Lumley

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In petrol stations on the motorways where people have left the place looking messy, I clear up each lavatory I happen to have occupied. When people drop paper on the ground, and everything like that, I pick it up, put it in the lavatory, and make that room look nice.Joanna Lumley

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Even clingfilm - if it's gone over a salad bowl, take it off, use it again. I wash out carrier bags; I save brown paper from parcels. I save string; I save ribbons. I separate all my bits and pieces.Joanna Lumley

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We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards. They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same.Joanna Lumley

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Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic - as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and oh, blue tongues!Joanna Lumley

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A lot of us are ruled by fear during our lives - afraid we'll get burgled, afraid a dog will bite us, afraid we'll get fat, afraid someone will leave us. Once you lose fear, life becomes sweeter, and that happens as you get older. I'm sure by the time I'm 80, I'll be able to do absolutely anything!Joanna Lumley

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In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like.Joanna Lumley

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