Jan. 17th, 1947
Lancaster, England, UK
Joanna David's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
1999 - Rogue Trader
Guest TV Roles
Joanna David (born 17 January 1947) is a British actress, best known for her television work.
She was born in Lancaster, England. Her first major television role was as Elinor Dashwood in the BBC's 1971 dramatisation of Sense and Sensibility followed a year later in War and Peace, in which she played Sonya. Joanna also featured in the TV series Colditz, Missing presumed Dead (1972), and Odd Man In as Cathy Carter, F.LT Simon Carters wife (played by David McCallum). In 1978 she played the heroine of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, opposite Jeremy Brett. It was a role that would be played twenty years later by Emilia Fox, David's daughter by the actor Edward Fox, her long-standing partner and now husband. In 2005, she appeared in two episodes of Bleak House, playing Mrs Bayham Badger, alongside Gillian Anderson, Charles Dance, Alun Armstrong and Warren Clarke. Mr Bayham Badger was played by Richard Griffiths.
On stage, she played opposite Derek Jacobi in Breaking the Code. She gradually moved on to more mature parts, and appeared as Mrs Gardiner in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (alongside her daughter Emilia as Georgiana Darcy) and in 2009 in Alan Ayckbourn's Woman in Mind.
Joanna David's many television appearances have included The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and in 2004,Rosemary & Thyme in an episode entitled "Orpheus in the Undergrowth". She has made extensive radio appearances.
She is Vice-President of The Theatrical Guild.
- Mother of 'Emilia Fox' (qv) and Freddie Fox.
- Sister-in-law of 'James Fox (I)' (qv) and 'Robert Fox (II)' (qv).
- Acted with daughter 'Emilia Fox' (qv) in _"Pride and Prejudice" (1995)_ (qv).
- A Member of the RADA Council.
- Mother-in-law of 'Jared Harris (I)' (qv).
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