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Joanna Elizabeth Fox (Hacking)

Also Known As: "born Joanne Elizabeth Hacking"
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Almond Hacking and Davida Elizabeth Nesbitt
Wife of Edward Fox
Mother of Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox (actor)

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
Last Updated:

About Joanna David

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 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 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, Foyle's War, Inspector Morse and in 2004 Rosemary & Thyme in an episode entitled "Orpheus in the Undergrowth".

Most recent appearances include the BBC comedy series Never Better, and Mutual Friends.

She is vice-president of the Theatrical Guild.

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Joanna David's Timeline

January 17, 1947
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
July 31, 1974
Age 27
Hammersmith, London, England
May 4, 1989
Age 42
Hammersmith, London, England