British acting legend, Joanna Lumley, has hit the jackpot!
Not only has she landed a role in a new Hollywood movie, Wolf Of Wall Street, but gets to snog the face off Titanic star, Leonardo DiCaprio in it for good measures!
The unlikely pair are starring in Martin Scorsese’s new film, Wolf of Wall Street, with DiCaprio playing stockbroker, Jordan Belfort who conned investors out of $100 million back in 1987 before his arrest in the early 90’s.
Lumley, famous in the UK for iconic roles such as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous as well as parts in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel and Sensitive Skin, plays a supporting role in the film, along with the likes of Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, and Matthew McConaughey, among others.
In recent years, Lumley has worked extensively with ITV, and in 2010 was executive producer and presenter of Joanna Lumley’s Nile, where she journeys up the River Nile from sea to source, for ITV. This was broadcast in four parts on ITV1 beginning on 12 April 2010.
Lumley travelled again for ITV in 2011, this time visiting Greece for a four part series titled Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. The series aired on ITV1 beginning on 13 October. Once again, in 2012, Lumley travelled for ITV, now in search of Noah’s Ark. The trip that encompassed 3 continents and also involved dangerously venturing into Iran will air in late-2012 as a single 90-minute documentary titled Joanna Lumley’s Ark.
Meanwhile, since his now infamous performance in Titanic, DiCaprio has made his way through the industry successfully, both as an actor and film producer. His most recent entry to his bursting career catalogue being cast as the role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of the novel The Great Gatsby.
Watch a clip of Joanna’s Greek Oddyssey below: