Joanna David



  • Birth Name: Joanna Elizabeth Hacking
  • Birth Place: Lancaster, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/17/1947, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Joanna David Fast Facts:
  • Father went bankrupt when she was ten, leading the family to lose all their possessions.
  • Won a scholarship to the Elmhurst Ballet School at 13, but failed to get into the Royal Ballet School years later.
  • Enrolled at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1960's.
  • Adopted the stage name David, taken from her mother's first name, Davida.
  • Big break was the BBC's Sense and Sensibility in 1971, after which she worked prolifically in costume dramas.
  • Married Edward Fox in 2004 after 33 years of living together.
  • Is a patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity.
  • Is vice-president of the Theatrical Guild.
  • Contracted Ménière's disease in 2008.
  • Has been friends with Downton Abbey co-star Dame Maggie Smith for over four decades.
  • Joanna David Relationships:
  • Edward Fox - Husband
  • Emilia Fox - Daughter
  • Freddie Fox - Son
  • Lucy - Stepdaughter
  • Davida Elizabeth Nesbitt Hacking - Mother
  • John Almond Hacking - Father

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