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Encyclopedia > Dawn French
Dawn French

French at the 2005 Make Poverty History march
Born Dawn Roma French
11 October 1957 (1957-10-11) (age 50)
Holyhead, Wales
Occupation Actress, Comedienne
Years active 1981-present
Spouse(s) Lenny Henry (1984-present)

Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is an Welsh actress and comedian. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Lenworth George Henry CBE, (born 29 August 1958), is a British writer, comedian and actor. ... The Writers Guild of Great Britain, established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers, affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show starring and written by comedy team Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and is also the name by which they are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... The British Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey. ... The Rose dOr (or Golden Rose) is a highly prestigious television award, given annually since 1961 at the Festival Rose dOr in spring each year. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs — or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards — are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ...


French is best known for starring in and writing her comedy sketch show, French and Saunders, alongside her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role of Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. Sketch Show redirects here. ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show starring and written by comedy team Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and is also the name by which they are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey. ...

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Background

French was born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales and educated at the independent St Dunstan's Abbey (now Plymouth College) boarding school on Craigie Drive in Plymouth, Devon, England. Her father, Denys, was a member of the Royal Air Force being stationed at RAF Valley. The RAF partly funded her private education[2] but she did not enjoy her schooldays. She later won a debating scholarship that brought her to study at the Spence School in New York.[2] There she met an Irish sailor called David White and was briefly engaged to him.[3] Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Plymouth College (PMC) is an independent school (or public school) situated in Plymouth, Devon, England. ... This article is about the city of Plymouth in England. ... For other uses, see Devon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... RAF redirects here. ... RAF Valley is a Royal Air Force station on the island of Anglesey, Wales. ... The Spence School is a highly-ranked private day school for girls in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ...


French's confidence and self-belief stems from her father who told her how beautiful she was each day.[4] She stated "He taught me to value myself. He told me that I was beautiful and the most precious thing in his life."[5] He had a history of severe depression and attempted suicides but managed to conceal his illness from French and her brother.[4] He committed suicide in 1977 when French was nineteen and he was forty-five, having left the RAF.[3]


She then went on to study at the London's Central School of Speech and Drama in 1977, where she met her future comedy partner Jennifer Saunders.[4][6] Both came from RAF backgrounds. They had grown up on the same base, even having had the same best friend, although never meeting.[7] At first, as far as Saunders was concerned, French was a "cocky little upstart". The hatred was mutual; French considered Saunders snooty and aloof.[7] The comic duo originally did not like each other[3] as French actually wanted to become a drama teacher[6] whereas Saunders loathed the idea and thus disliked French for being enthusiastic and confident about the course.[4] The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ...


After the initial dislike, both French and Saunders shared a flat together whilst at college.[4] During her time at the college, French also worked as a chaimbermaid to earn money.[8] After they graduated, they formed a double-act called The Menopause Sisters. Saunders has described the act as "cringeworthy", which involved wearing tampons in their ears.[7] The manager of the club where they performed recalled "They didn't seem to give a damn. There was no star quality about them at all."[7] French and Saunders would eventually come to public attention as members of The Comic Strip, part of the alternative comedy scene in the early 1980s. A tampon with an applicator. ... The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, best known collectively for their television series The Comic Strip Presents. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Career

Television

French has had an extensive career on television, debuting on Channel 4's The Comic Strip Presents series in an episode called "Five Go Mad in Dorset" in 1982.[6] Each episode presented a self-contained story distinct from other episodes, and showcased Comic Strip performers Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, and Robbie Coltrane and Adrian Edmondson, in addition to French and Saunders. She acted in twenty-seven of the thirty-seven episodes, and wrote two of them.[6] One week featured a parody of spaghetti westerns, and another, a black and white film about a hopelessly goofy boy. Some of French's first exposure to a wider audience occurred when comedy producer Martin Lewis recorded a Comic Strip record album in Spring 1981, which featured skits by French & Saunders. The album was released on Springtime!/Island Records in September 1981. The album presented Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders to an audience outside London. In 1985, French starred in Girls On Top with Saunders, Tracey Ullman and Ruby Wax which portrayed four eccentric women sharing a flat in London.[6] This article is about the British television station. ... This article is about the British comedy group; for the published art form, see comic strip. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Peter Richardson born 15 October 1951 in Devon, Britain, is a British actor, comedian, director, and writer. ... Richard Michael Rik Mayall (born 7 March 1958) is an English comedian and actor. ... For the jazz saxophonist, see Ravi Coltrane. ... Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957), sometimes credited as Ade Edmondson is an English actor, comedian, director and writer. ... Martin Lewis. ... Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ... Tracey Ullman (born December 30, 1959) is a English comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter, and author, who is most famous for being the host of her eponymous variety television show. ... Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs on April 19, 1953) is an American comedienne who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


French has co-written and starred in her own successful comedy series French & Saunders with Jennifer Saunders, which debuted in 1987 and still airs sporadically to this day.[6] On their show, the duo have spoofed many celebrities such as Madonna, Cher and Catherine Zeta-Jones and they have also parodied films in the series such as The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. After twenty years of them being on television together, their last sketch series, A Bucket o' French & Saunders, began airing on September 8, 2007.[4] French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show written by and starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and also the name by which the performers are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... This article is about the Peter Jackson films. ... This article is about the series. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


French and Saunders have also followed separate careers. During French's time starring in Murder Most Horrid from 1991 to 1999, she played a different character each week, whether it was the murderer, victim or even both.[6] In 2002, French appeared in the comedy/drama mini-series Ted and Alice. The series was set in the Lake District where French played a tourist-information officer who incidentally falls in love with an alien.[9] She has also appeared in the BBC sitcom Wild West along with Catherine Tate,[10] in which she played a woman living in Cornwall who is a lesbian more through lack of choice than any specific natural urge. This series was not met with as much success as her earlier role, ending after two years in 2004. Murder Most Horrid was a British television comedy starring comedian Dawn French. ... The panorama across Eskdale from Ill Crag. ... Wild West was a situation comedy beginning in October 2002 and ran until 2004 (12 episodes) starring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. ... This article is about the actress. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ...


French's biggest solo television role to date has been as the title figure in the long running and popular BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley, created by Richard Curtis. She starred as Geraldine Granger, a vicar of a small village called Dibley. In the final full-length episode of the well-known series, 12.3 million people watched the episode to see her character's marriage ceremony.[11] Her last appearance on The Vicar of Dibley was with Sting and Trudie Styler in a special mini episode made for Comic Relief in 2007. She was nominated for a BAFTA for "best comedy performance" in last episode of The Vicar of Dibley. Repeats of the show on BBC One still attract millions of viewers.[12] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey. ... This article is about the musician. ... Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ... For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs — or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards — are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ...


In 2006 and 2008, French has played a major role in Jam & Jerusalem as a woman called Rosie who had an alter ego. She co-starred alongside Sue Johnston, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. French also made a guest appearance in Little Britain as Vicky Pollard's mother Shelly Pollard, who was seen defending her daughter in the dock in Thailand as she was charged with drug smuggling, and was sentenced to twenty years, ten more than her daughter. French also appeared in a special version of Little Britain Live which featured several celebrity guests and was shown by the BBC as part of Comic Relief. She played the part of a lesbian barmaid in a sketch with Daffyd Thomas.[13] In 2006, French played a role in the television series Marple in the episode "Sleeping Murder". She also appears as Caroline Arless in the BBC television drama, Lark Rise to Candleford as of January 13, 2008.[8] Talking about her role, she has stated "I'm quite a vibrant character. She's quite extreme, in that she drinks too much, laughs too much and sings too much. But she loves her family very much, it's just that she goes over the top sometimes."[14] French also said "I didn't want to appear in a series which was all about just a few main characters. It gives me the chance to observe, to learn things from other actors."[8] Jam & Jerusalem is a British sitcom starring Sue Johnston and co-starring Jennifer Saunders, who also writes it, and Dawn French. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... Sue Johnston (born 7 December 1943) is an English actress. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ... This article is about the British TV show Little Britain. ... Vicky sniffing glue Vicky Pollard is a fictional character from the cult BBC TV and radio show Little Britain played by Matt Lucas. ... Little Britain Live poster Little Britain Live is a stage show based on the TV sketch series Little Britain, performed by its stars, Matt Lucas and David Walliams, and directed by Jeremy Sams. ... For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... For the Welsh politician, please see Dafydd Elis-Thomas Daffyd Thomas (Born 1978, Llandewi Breffi [1]) is a fictional character from the cult BBC television and radio series Little Britain played by Matt Lucas. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ... Sleeping Murder is a novel by Agatha Christie. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


On television, French has kissed Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney (in some cases for charity). French also raised money for charity by dressing up in a version of Elizabeth Hurley's renowned Versace safety pin dress and kissing Hugh Grant.[3] William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss best friend and partner, Dr. Douglas Doug Ross, but is best known for... Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress, fashion model, producer and designer. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning British actor and film producer. ...


It has recently been reported that French has sold her autobiography for £1.5 million, due to be released sometime in 2008.[15] The autobiography is in the form of letters to her late father.[16]


Film and theatre

In films, French has played The Fat Lady in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,[17] replacing the less well-known actress, Elizabeth Spriggs, who played the character in the first film of the series. French's husband, Lenny Henry, provided the voice of the Shrunken Head in the same film, though they did not share any screen time together. In 2005 French provided the voice for the character Mrs. Beaver in Disney and Walden Media's film adaptation of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.[18] In the Harry Potter books and films, the subjects of magical portraits can move (or simulate motion, at least within the two-dimensional plane of the picture), interact with living observers, speak, and demonstrate apparent emotion and personality. ... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy adventure film, based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ... Elizabeth Spriggs (born 1929 in Buxton, England) is a British actress. ... Lenworth George Henry CBE, (born 29 August 1958), is a British writer, comedian and actor. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mrs. ... Clive Staples Jack Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar. ...


She has also taken to roles in the theatre. French has previously played roles in plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, My Brilliant Divorce and Smaller, which is a play about a schoolteacher caring for her disabled mother. January 2007 saw French performing as the Duchesse de Crackentorp in an opera in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The opera production was The Daughter of the Regiment (La fille du régiment) by Gaetano Donizetti, which depicted the life of a baby adopted by an army regiment. French soprano Natalie Dessay and the Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez took the roles which required singing.[19] For other uses, see A Midsummer Nights Dream (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Daughter of the Regiment is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Gaetano Donizetti Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was a famous Italian opera composer. ... Natalie Dessay (born Nathalie Dessaix, 19 April 1965, in Lyon) is a French soprano. ... Juan Diego Flórez (Born January 13, 1973) is a Peruvian operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in Rossini operas. ...


Advertising

French is known for her larger figure and for her efforts to promote the notion that "big" can be beautiful. As a result, she has her own line of clothes, Sixteen47, taking its name from the statistic that 47% of the British female population are at least a size 16.[3] The line aims to produce clothes designed to look flattering on larger women.


Due to her admitted chocoholism, she was chosen as the face of Terry's Chocolate Orange, using the slogan "It's not Terry's, it's mine",[20] which was replaced with "Don't tap it, whack it!"[21] As of August 29, 2007, French has been dropped as the face of Terry's Chocolate Orange, causing speculation that Terry's regarded her as an unsuitable role model because of her size. The company stated "After such a long partnership we feel that the campaign has run its course and we are in the process of developing different work."[22] Packaging of the Chocolate Orange Terrys Chocolate Orange is a popular chocolate product manufactured by Kraft Foods, originally sold only in the United Kingdom, but now sold all across the world. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Her voice can be heard advertising the Tesco's "Every Litre Helps" promotion.


Personal life

French met her husband Lenny Henry on the alternative comedy circuit. The couple married on 20 October 1984, and have an adopted daughter, Billie.[9] French has stated that Billie has always known that she was adopted,[9] but was once forced to take out an injunction when a biographer came close to revealing the identity of Billie's biological mother.[9] When faced with a question about how she and Lenny Henry would feel if Billie wanted to find out about her birth mother, French commented "Whatever she wants to do when she's 18, we'll support her. What I do worry about is anyone else making the decision for her."[9] Lenworth George Henry CBE, (born 29 August 1958), is a British writer, comedian and actor. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The couple had a home in Spencers Wood at Shinfield, near Reading, in Berkshire[23] which they recently sold to buy a property in Cornwall where French intends to spend the rest of her life. It was once misinterpreted by the press that she was going there specifically to die because of an alleged belief that she would die prematurely. She quashed these rumours while appearing on Parkinson in November 2007 stating that she likes, "being in one place" and simply hopes that this will be her last move. Both her grandmothers have lived to be well over the age of ninety.[24] The £2.3 million mansion with 40 rooms overlooks a smugglers' cove in the Daphne du Maurier country. The grade II-listed building dates back to the 19th century.[16] Spencers Wood is a village 4 miles south of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire, United Kingdom. ... Shinfield is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, located just south of Reading. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Parkinson is a British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... Dame Daphne du Maurier DBE (13 May 1907–19 April 1989) was a famous British novelist best known for her short story The Birds and her classic novel Rebecca, published in 1938. ...


Awards and recognition

In 2001, French was offered an OBE. However, both she and Saunders declined the offer.[25] French and Saunders also won the honorary Golden Rose of Montreux award in 2002[3] and in 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In a 2006 poll consisting of 4,000 people, French was named as the most admired female celebrity amongst women in Britain.[26] She has also won and been nominated for several notable awards: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Rose dOr (or Golden Rose) is a highly prestigious television award, given annually since 1961 at the Festival Rose dOr in spring each year. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


BAFTA Awards

  • 1989 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in French and Saunders
  • 1991 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in French and Saunders
  • 1998 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 2000 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 2001 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 2007 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance in The Vicar of Dibley

The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs — or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards — are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ...

British Comedy Awards

  • 1997 - Won - British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 1998 - Nominated - British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress in The Vicar of Dibley

The British Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. ...

National Television Awards

  • 1998 - Nominated - National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 2000 - Nominated - National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer in The Vicar of Dibley
  • 2002 - Nominated - National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performance in Ted and Alice
  • 2003 - Nominated - National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performance in Wild West

The National Television Awards are a British television awards ceremony, sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. ...

Other

The Rose dOr (or Golden Rose) is a highly prestigious television award, given annually since 1961 at the Festival Rose dOr in spring each year. ...

Credits

Television

The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, best known collectively for their television series The Comic Strip Presents. ... The Young Ones was a popular British sitcom, first seen in 1982, which aired on BBC2. ... The Famous Five - Julian (Peter Richardson), Anne (Jennifer Saunders), Dick (Adrian Edmondson) and George (Dawn French) Five Go Mad in Dorset was the first of the long-running series of Comic Strip Presents. ... Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show starring and written by comedy team Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and is also the name by which they are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... Murder Most Horrid was a British television comedy starring comedian Dawn French. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ... The Legends Of Treasure Island is a 1993 animated cartoon from the UK. It had two seasons of 13 episodes each and each episode runs for 30 minutes. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey. ... Let Them Eat Cake is a BBC comedy television programme starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. ... Wild West was a situation comedy beginning in October 2002 and ran until 2004 (12 episodes) starring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ... Sleeping Murder is a novel by Agatha Christie. ... Jam and Jerusalem is a British sitcom written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders. ... Dawn Frenchs Girls Who Do: Comedy was an interview series shown on BBC Four. ... This article is about the British TV show Little Britain. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ...

Theatre

The Valse des cygnes from Act II of the Ivanov/Petipa edition of Swan Lake. ... Poster for the original Broadway production Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of prolific Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. ... For other uses, see A Midsummer Nights Dream (disambiguation). ... La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ...

Films

David Copperfield is a two part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield. ... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy adventure film, based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ... Coraline is an upcoming film based on Neil Gaimans book, ...

Bibliography

  • Beneath the Cassock: Vicar of Dibley by Joy Carroll
  • Cruising by Beryl Cook (with a foreword by Dawn French)
  • A Feast of French and Saunders by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French
  • Dawn French: The Biography by Alison Bowyer
  • Frigid Women by Sue Riches, Victoria Riches and Dawn French
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (audio cassette version; part-read by Dawn French)
  • Dawn French: Level 1 by Gwen Berwick and Sydney Thorne
  • The Vicar of Dibley- complete series scripts, by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Beryl Cook, OBE (born 10 September 1926 in Surrey) is a popular English painter. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet, Scottish author Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet (May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Paul Mayhew-Archer is a writer and script editor for the BBC. His most notable works have been The Vicar of Dibley and My Hero though he also wrote for Spitting Image and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. ...

References

  1. ^ Dawn French: I just had a lot of fun — manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved May 11, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Dawn French bio — dawnfrench.tripod.com. Retrieved June 2, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Dawn French - comedienne and actress — bbc.co.uk. Retrieved June 18, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Farewell French and Saunders — times online.co.uk. Retrieved August 30, 2007.
  5. ^ 'We know how to use our mighty weight and the power of a full and voluptuous body' — telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Dawn French — screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved May 10, 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d What are you looking at? — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  8. ^ a b c Dawn French on the torture her latest role imposed on her 'spherical' body — dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
  9. ^ a b c d e Dawn French: The French connection — independent.co.uk. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
  10. ^ Catherine Tate profile — bbc.co.uk. Retrieved May 26, 2007.
  11. ^ Dibley's Farewell is ratings hit — bbc.co.uk. Retrieved March 8, 2007.
  12. ^ Weekly Viewing Summary. W.e 26/08/07 — barb.co.uk. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  13. ^ Model Moss joins Little Britain — news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  14. ^ Lark Rise To Candleford — bbc.co.uk. Retrieved December 30, 2007.
  15. ^ Dawn French's £1.5m memoirs — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved April 4, 2007.
  16. ^ a b Dawn French moves to Cornwall to die — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  17. ^ Dawn French takes Potter role — news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved May 23, 2007.
  18. ^ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
  19. ^ Dawn French to make opera debut — news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved May 23, 2007.
  20. ^ After 250 years, Terry's chocolate factory melts away — independent.co.uk. Retrieved August 31, 2007.
  21. ^ The hard sell — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved August 31, 2007.
  22. ^ Dawn French dropped from chocolate ads — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved September 6, 2007.
  23. ^ Dawn & Lenny's £2.4m mansion — sundaymirror.co.uk. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  24. ^ Dawn French: 'I'll die before I get old — dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
  25. ^ It is an honour to stand among the refuseniks — independent.co.uk. Retrieved May 11, 2007.
  26. ^ David Beckham, Dawn French named top idols — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved September 8, 2007.

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