Thursday, May 01, 2014

Happy 68th Birthday Joanna Lumley!! (Purdey - New Avengers GIF Set 1)

Today marks the 68th birthday of Joanna Lumley. Fans will probably know her best from her BBC-TV comedy series Absolutely Fabulous, but I know her as "Purdey" from The New Avengers (not the Marvel Comics series of the same name). The New Avengers was the 1976-1977 sequel to the 1960's British spy series, The Avengers (also not Marvel Comics). I also know her from the BBC-TV Sci-Fi series called "Sapphire and Steel".

Recently though, while working on my Gurkha Spotlight Series, I found out that she was also an activist for the interests of the Gurkhas! Gurkha Lieutenant Tul Bahadur Pun, awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroic deeds which included saving the life of Major James Lumley, the father of Joanna Lumley. In 2008, Joanna Lumley became an activist in the Gurkha Justice Campaign which was fighting for the right for Nepalese born Gurkhas who served the British Army before 1997 the right to settle in Britain. On May 21, 2009 the UK Government changed its policies regarding the ex-Gurkhas who wanted to settle in Britain!

In Joanna Lumley's honor, I'm making animated GIFs of her as Purdey from The New Avengers! Enjoy!!

Happy 68th Birthday Joanna Lumley!

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