Actress Joanna David becomes patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action

Joanna David
Joanna David, Patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Action is delighted to announce British actress Joanna David as a new patron.

Joanna is one of the UK’s most cherished actresses and has been a familiar face on our TV screens as well as in the theatre and in film for many years.  Numerous television credits include ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Rebecca’, ‘The Forsyte Saga’,  ‘Inspector Morse’,  ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’, ‘Dalziel and Pascoe’, , ‘A Touch of Frost’ plus many more.

Joanna’s film credits include ‘One Plus One’, ‘The Soul Keeper’, ‘Secret Friends’, ‘Rogue Trader’ and ‘One of those Days’. Joanna is also a highly experienced broadcaster for BBC Radio and has also recorded many novels for audio cassette/CD.

Joanna is married to actor Edward Fox and her son Freddie Fox and daughter Emilia Fox are also well-known actors.

Joanna said, “I am delighted to be joining Pancreatic Cancer Action as its patron. I first met Ali [Ali Stunt, Founder & C

EO, Pancreatic Cancer Action] when I came to support a friend who was playing at a fundraising concert for the Charity. I was moved beyond words and was so impressed by what Ali said at the end of the concert about the need for earlier diagnosis and more funds for pancreatic cancer that I felt I had to do all that I could to help. Having a friend dying from pancreatic cancer at the time made what Ali said all the more powerful and I look forward to working with Ali and her team to help raise awareness and funds for this grim disease.”

Commenting on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action, Founder and Chief Executive Ali Stunt said:

“We at Pancreatic Cancer Action are thrilled that Joanna has accepted our invitation to join us as a patron. Joanna, along with some of her friends and colleagues, has supported us at various fundraising events this past year and we are delighted to have her on board. Joanna has personal experience of losing a friend to pancreatic cancer and her support and patronage will be of enormous benefit as we continue in our mission to make a difference to survival rates for pancreatic cancer.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a national charity which aims to improve survival rates for the disease through awareness, information and increased funding. Simply, we want more people diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.