Julia Sawalha

Julia Sawalha

Who is Julia Sawalha?

Julia Sawalha is an English actress known mainly for her role as Saffron Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for portraying Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 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.

What is Julia Sawalha Famous for?

Julia is the best to know for her role as Saffron Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, as Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen'sPride and Prejudice.  

Where was Julia Sawalha Born?

Sawalha was born on 9 September 1968 in Wandsworth, London and is the daughter of Roberta Lane(mother) and actor Nadim Sawalha. She has two siblings namely, Nadia Sawalha and Dina Sawalha. Her nationality is British and She is of Jordanian, English, and French Huguenot ancestry. She follows Christianity and her zodiac is Virgo 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.

How is Julia Sawalha's Career?

She made her acting career debut from the 1982 BBC miniseries Fame Is the Spur. Then she played a small role in Inspector Morse in the episode “Last Seen Wearing” in 1988. During 1992 she starred in episode “Parade” (S2 E4) as Veronica Head. Thereafter, she starred in the ITV family comedy Second Thoughts and continued with her character, Hannah in the British Comedy Award-winning Faith in the Future (1995–98).  During 1994, she also played Mercy (Merry) Pecksniff in the BBC production of Martin Chuzzlewit. From 1992 to 2012, she played in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. She also appeared in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as Lydia Bennet, with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. She has voiced Ginger in DreamWorks/Aardman’s Chicken Run. Similarly, she also played “Dawn the Wise Man” in The Flint Street Nativity on Christmas Eve.

During 2000 she appeared as Janet, the Australian barmaid. Moreover, she also played the much put-upon PA to “Zak” in Argos TV adverts during 2002–2004, she joined actor Ioan Gruffudd in the internationally successful TV adaptations.

During 2006, she participated in the third series of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are. Similarly, she also appeared in the pilot of BBC 1’s A Taste of my Life presented by Nigel Slater. During 2014, she also played the part of Jan Ward in BBC One’s thriller miniseries Remember Me, featuring Michael Palin. So far she has played in numerous films and TB series and her acting career seem to be blooming as she moves on. 

What are Julia Sawalha's Achievements?

Talking about her lifetime achievements and awards, she won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor – Female for Press Gang (1989).

What is Julia Sawalha's Net Worth?

There is no information regarding her salary. Her net worth is $ 10 million.

How is Julia Sawalha's Personal Life?

Sawalha is not married but has gone through several relationships in her life. At one time Sawalha lived with Press Gang co-star Dexter Fletcher, and subsequently comedian Richard Herring. After that, She had a relationship with Patrick Marber, Keith Allen, and Alan Davies. On 1 January 2004, it was alleged in the tabloid newspapers that she had married Alan Davies, her co-star in the television series Jonathan Creek. However, Both denied this and took legal action against the reports. She met Rich Annetts at the Glastonbury Festival in 2005. The couple moved to Bath, Somerset, and lived in a flat close to the Royal Crescent. Sawalha started growing her own vegetables, attending yoga lessons and studying for an Open University English degree. Sawalha and Annetts have since separated.

How Tall is Julia Sawalha?

Julia has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. Additionally, she weighs is 56Kg. Similarly, she has a measurement of 34-27-33 inches respectively. Julia’s hair color is light brown and her eye color is dark brown. Similarly, her shoe size is 8 (US). He has a straight sexual orientation. 

Julia Sawalha is active on social media profiles. Till now, She has more than 18.7K followers on her Twitter account with id @JuliaSawalha1.In addition, She has over 1.6K followers on Instagram that goes by id sawalhajuliaShe has a facebook profile with id @JuliaSawalha where she has over 1k supporters.

Facts to be known about Julia Sawalha:

  1. She was named after her paternal grandmother, a businesswoman who had received an award from Queen Noor for the enterprise.
  2. Her father, actor Nadim Sawalha, is from Madaba, Jordan. Her mother, Roberta Lane, is British-born.
  3. She shares her birthday with her father Nadim Sawalha (9 September).
  4. She provided the voice acting for Sister Hannah (a.k.a. "Hammer"), the main character in the 2008 Xbox 360 video game Fable II.
  5. Sawalha and Alan Davies, a co-star in the television series Jonathan Creek were alleged to be married by the tabloid newspapers in January 2004. 
  6. They both denied and sued the newspaper.
  7. Sawalha admitted she is looking into having plastic surgery to get rid of her ‘muffin tops’ and jowls during Thursday’s Loose Women in 2018.
  8. Sawalha's father Nadim appeared in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and The Living Daylights.
  9. Her sister Nadia starred in the soap EastEnders and is now a television presenter and chat show host with whom she has appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.
Julia Sawalha
Quick Facts of Julia Sawalha
Celebrated Name Julia Sawalha
Age 52 years old
Nick Name Julia Sawalha
Birth Name Julia Sawalha
Birth Date 1968-09-09
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality British
Place of Birth Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
Father Nadim Sawalha
Mother Roberta Sawalha
Sister Nadia Sawalha and Dina Sawalha
Religion Christanity
Horoscope Virgo
Education Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd
Net Worth $10 million
Height 5 feet 3 inches
Weight 56 kg
Body Measurement 34-27-33 inches
Hair Color light brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 8 (US)
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