Joanna Lumley is an “absolutely fabulous” hostess on our voyage down the Nile!

April 12, 2010

In a triumph of casting, ITV’s decision to invite Joanna Lumley to act as a guide and hostess on a cruise down the River Nile was truly inspirational.

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley fitted the role impeccably. This most elegant, demure and fragrant of ladies charmed all before her in the land where they can charm snakes.  Like the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, everything this modern day Cleopatra touched, turned to gold. Her easy going manner and natural touch with all she met and described, made the journey memorable. Obviously she was aided and abetted by the breathtaking sights along the way, starting with the Pyramids outside Cairo.

As she took first an overnight sleeper train and then transferred to the waters of the Nile, the viewer was transported back to the daysDeath on the Nile when “Britain ruled the waves” of not only the oceans, but trading routes like the River Nile. Joanna Lumley’s old school sophistication and elegance evoked memories of the days of the “Empire and British colonies”. If there is ever a re-make of the 1974 Agatha Christie film, “Death on the Nile”, Joanna Lumley should be top of the director’s casting wanted list. In the meantime, this most versatile of actresses brings her inimitable style and verve to TV presentation.

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