Vivienne is Katie‘s bossy, widowed mother. The two have a frosty relationship, with her daughter referring to her as “Her Majesty.” But when Vivienne shows up on her on her daughter’s doorstep, she intends to make nice. Her meddling ways, however, get in the way of that.

About Joanna Lumley

This three-time BAFTA-winning actress is best known for playing the chain-smoking, champagne-swigging Patsy Stone on "Absolutely Fabulous," but Lumley's other notable credits include "The New Avengers," "Sensitive Skin" and "Sapphire & Steel." The former Bond girl has also translated her talents onto the British stage, having appeared in "Private Lives," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Lion in Winter," and "La Bête." In 2011, she earned a Tony nomination for "Best Featured Actress in a Play" for her reprisal of The Princess in "La Bête" on Broadway.