Long before her recent role on the universally popular DOWNTON ABBEY, she began glimmeringly right out of the box with the role of Elinor in the 1971 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. She went on to many Phantom Empires-approved roles, in great series such as THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, (an odd, but great show), THE EDWARDIANS, WAR & PEACE, RUMPOLE, HANNAY, INSPECTOR MORSE, ladykillers, COLDITZ, a regular spot on THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET, and even a good part in an episode of Miss Marple, 4:50 FROM PADDINGTON, alongside the legendary Joan Hickson. Of course there is her role in the spotless 1995 drama PRIDE & PREJUDICE, which, of course, is arguably the most famous period drama of all time.
I could go on and on pointing out this or that great role all afternoon...really.
With her gentle, lovely eyes, her calm demeanor, and a quiet gravitas that many actors would kill for, Joanna David is the complete package. If you don't know her, you're in for a treat...what great watchings you have ahead!