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TV legend to make pilgrimage to Elvis Presley’s Graceland
August 05, 2015 / AP
Joanna Lumley is to go on a pilgrimage to Graceland to find out what Elvis Presley was really like.

The Absolutely Fabulous star is a devoted fan of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and will explore his private life for new ITV documentary, Joanna Lumley: Elvis And Me.

Joanna, 69, will meet some of Elvis’s closest surviving friends and family, including ex-wife Priscilla Presley, who gives her a private tour of his famous home, sharing intimate details
of their married life.

Joanna said: “I have loved Elvis as a devoted fan since I first heard his fabulous voice when I was 10 years old. The opportunity to visit Graceland and spend time finding out more
about his fascinating life from Priscilla, and those closest to him, was absolutely thrilling.”

This year Elvis would have turned 80 and Joanna said it was one her biggest regrets that she never got the opportunity to meet him.

Elvis died in 1977 aged 42.

Joanna also visits the town where Elvis was born and meets his childhood friends and first love.

ITV commissioner Jo Clinton-Davis said: “Who knew Joanna Lumley was head over heels in love with Elvis? This is a passion project in a literal sense as Joanna goes in search of
the story behind the man and his music.”