Julia Sawalha is a British 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.
Sawalha’s father is actor Nadim Sawalha who appeared in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and The Living Daylights, while 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.
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20th Century Highlights
- Press Gang (1989-1993), “Lynda Day”
- Second Thoughts (1991-1994), “Hannah Grayshot”
- Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012), “Saffron Monsoon”
- Faith in the Future (1995-1998), “Hannah Grayshot”
- Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death (1999), “Emma”
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