Joanna David

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Joanna David
Born Joanna Elizabeth Hacking
(1947-01-17) 17 January 1947 (age 67)
Lancaster, England
Other names Joanna Ward
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Edward Fox (2004–Present)
Children Emilia Fox (born 1974)
Frederick "Freddie" Fox (born 1989)
Parents Davida Elizabeth Nesbitt Hacking (mother)
John Almond Hacking (father)

Joanna David (born Joanna Elizabeth Hacking; 17 January 1947) is a British actress,[1] best known for her television work.

Life and career[edit]

David was born in Lancaster, England, the daughter of Davida Elizabeth (Nesbitt) and John Almond Hacking.[2] Her first major television role was as Elinor Dashwood in the BBC's 1971 dramatisation of Sense and Sensibility followed a year later by War and Peace, in which she played Sonya. Joanna also featured in the TV series The Last of the Mohicans (BBC), 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 acclaimed 1995 BBC TV series of Pride and Prejudice. In 2009 she appeared in Alan Ayckbourn's Woman in Mind.

David's many television appearances have included The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Foyle's War, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse and in 2004 Rosemary & Thyme in an episode entitled "Orpheus in the Undergrowth".

Recent appearances include the BBC comedy series Never Better,[3] Mutual Friends.,[4] and Death in Paradise (2014 episode 3.8)

She is vice-president of the Theatrical Guild.[5]

Charity work[edit]

In January 2013, David became a patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action, which is a charity that is focussed on raising the awareness of pancreatic cancer. Joanna's friend Angharad Rees died from the illness in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (15 December 2004). Famous movie detectives III. Scarecrow Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-8108-3690-7. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/treeview/tree_view.php?&&tree_id=2977
  3. ^ Never Better at BBC2 web site
  4. ^ Mutual Friends at BBC web site
  5. ^ The Theatrical Guild

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