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Overview (2)

Born in Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julia Sawalha has made many film and television appearances since her debut role as Lynda Day on Press Gang (1989), though she has always said that the character that resembles her real-life personality most is Lynda. Since her 5 years on "Press Gang" where she worked opposite her real-life love (at the time) Dexter Fletcher, she has become most well-known in the role of Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous (1992). She has also worked on many other projects, including playing the role of Lydia Bennett in the miniseries of Pride and Prejudice (1995) based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name. Julia has received due honor for her acting talents, as is noticed by her winning the BAFTA award for her role as Lynda Day on "Press Gang".

She played the role of Dorcas Lane in the BBC costume drama series Lark Rise To Candleford - an adaptation of Flora Thompson's idyllic 19th Century rural Oxfordshire autobiography.

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Trivia (10)

Younger sister of Nadia Sawalha.
Daughter of Nadim Sawalha.
Niece of Nabil Sawalha
Attended the same high school as her Press Gang (1989) cast-mate Gabrielle Anwar.
Sister-in-law of Mark Adderley.
Is the only one of the 5 main actresses of Absolutely Fabulous (1992) (the others being Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks) to have no children in real life. Ironically her character, Saffy Monsoon, was the only one who gave birth on the show.
Despite playing her daughter on Absolutely Fabulous (1992), Sawalha is only 10 years younger than Jennifer Saunders.
Named after her Jordanian grandmother.
Her father, actor Nadim Sawalha, is from Madaba, Jordan. Her mother, Roberta Lane, is British-born.
Shares her birthday with father Nadim Sawalha (9 September).

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