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Encyclopedia > Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
Birth name Jennifer Jane Saunders
Born July 6, 1958 (1958-07-06) (age 49)
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation comedian, writer, actress
Years active 1982 – present
Spouse(s) Adrian Edmondson (1985- )
Children Eleanor Edmondson (b.1986)
Beatrice Edmondson (b.1987)
Freya Edmondson (b.1990)

Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The year 1982 in television involved some significant events. ... Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English actor, comedian, director and writer. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


She first came into widespread prominence in the 1980s and the early 1990s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Along with her comedy partner Dawn French, she proceeded to write and star in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders and received international acclaim for writing and starring in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous where she played the lead role of Eddy Monsoon. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, best known collectively for their television series The Comic Strip Presents. ... The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... This article is about the comedy duo. ... Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is a BAFTA Award-nominated British comedian and actress best known for starring in her comedy sketch show French & Saunders along with her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley as Geraldine Granger. ... 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. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ...


In her other work, she has guest starred as Andrea Waltham in Friends and voiced the evil Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2. She has since starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle. For friendship, see friendship. ... The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studios Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... Jam & Jerusalem is a British sitcom starring Sue Johnston and co-starring Jennifer Saunders, who also writes it, and Dawn French. ... The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle is a British sitcom that aired on BBC Two in 2007. ...

Contents

Background

Childhood

Saunders was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire of French and English heritage, in 1958.[2] Her mother worked as a biology teacher and her father worked as an RAF Air Marshal[3] who went on to work for British Aerospace.[4] Because her father was in the military, Saunders moved schools many times.[4] She was educated from the age of five to eighteen in boarding schools, mainly at Northwich County Grammar School for Girls on Granville Road in Leftwich (now the County High School Leftwich). After school, she worked for a year in Italy as an au pair.[5] This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... RAF redirects here. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... Leftwich is a village in Cheshire, England. ... The County High School Leftwich is an small sized Media Arts co-educational comprehensive school that serves approximately 900 students between 11 to 16 years of age. ... Au pair is an anglicization of the French term au pair, which means on par or equal to and describes a young person living on an equal basis with a host family in a foreign country. ...


Education

She later received a place at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London on a drama teachers course in 1977,[4] where she met her future comedy partner, Dawn French, and as far as Saunders was concerned, French was a "cocky little upstart". The hatred was mutual; French considered Saunders snooty and aloof.[6] The comic duo originally did not get on well as French actually wanted to become a drama teacher[2] whereas Saunders loathed the idea and had not understood fully what the course was about, and thus, she disliked French for being enthusiastic and confident about the course.[4] Saunders was shocked to find that she was on a course studying to become a teacher as her mother had filled out the application form.[4] Saunders came from quite an upper-class family[4] and her mother was saddened when Saunders was not going to apply for Oxbridge university education.[4] The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is a BAFTA Award-nominated British comedian and actress best known for starring in her comedy sketch show French & Saunders along with her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley as Geraldine Granger. ... Oxbridge is a name used to refer to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest in the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. ...


At college, Saunders and French shared a flat together with five other girls. Both came from RAF backgrounds,[4] having been on some bases at the same time, even sharing the same best friend although not meeting. The two performed together after graduation, working the festival, cabaret,[4] and stand-up circuits. They formed a double-act called The Menopause Sisters. She described the act as "cringeworthy", which involved wearing tampons in their ears.[3] A tampon with an applicator. ...


Career

Rise to fame

Saunders and French would eventually come to public attention as members of The Comic Strip, part of the alternative comedy scene in the early 1980s. What brought them ultimate success was when they answered a 1980 advert in The Stage newspaper for female artists to become part of the unknown The Comic Strip Presents.[2][3] They commented that they walked into the audition and they immediately said "You're booked".[4] 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. ... The Stage is a weekly British newspaper founded in 1880, available nationally and published on Thursdays. ...


Both Saunders and French became founding and ongoing members of the informal comedy collective The Comic Strip, along with many of the comedians who were to become their generation's most well-known comedy performers including Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, and Robbie Coltrane, as well as Saunders' future long-term partner Adrian Edmondson.[2][3] The group performed at Soho's Raymond Review Bar with regular guests Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams. By the time Saunders and French became members of The Comic Strip, French was already working as a drama teacher, whilst Saunders was on the dole and spending a lot of her time sleeping in bed.[3] 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) is an English actor, comedian, director and writer. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ...


Her first exposure to a wider audience occurred when comedy producer Martin Lewis recorded a Comic Strip record album in Spring 1981 and featured skits by French & Saunders. The album was released on Springtime!/Island Records in September 1981. It was the first recording to feature Saunders and presented her and comedic partner Dawn French to an audience outside London. In 1980, Julien Temple filmed a documentary style film on The Comic Strip, starring Saunders playing a coy, upper class, vulnerable girl looking for her prostitute, fame hungry and attention-seeking sister. Martin Lewis. ... Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film, documentary and music video director. ...


Television

The comedy group appeared on Channel4's first night on air, in the first episode of The Comic Strip Presents: "Five Go Mad In Dorset" broadcast on November 2, 1982.[2][7] In the episodes "Bad News" and "More Bad News," Saunders plays a trashy rock journalist touring with the fictional heavy metal band, Bad News. In 1985, Saunders starred in and co-wrote Girls On Top with French, Tracey Ullman and Ruby Wax which portrayed four eccentric women sharing a flat in London.[2] Saunders also appeared in Ben Elton's Happy Families where she played various members of the same family, including all four Fuddle sisters in the six episode BBC situation comedy.[2] This added even more strings to her bow. Dawn French, Stephen Fry, and Chris Langham also appeared. Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... This article is about the British comedy group; for the published art form, see comic strip. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Bad News are a spoof rock band, created for the Channel 4 television series The Comic Strip Presents. ... Bad News are a spoof rock band, created for the Channel 4 television series The Comic Strip Presents. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... 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. ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... Happy Families was a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton which appeared on the BBC in 1985 and told the story of the dysfunctional Fuddle family. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and television personality. ... Christopher Langham (born 14 April 1949) is a British writer, actor, comedian and as such is most famous for playing MP Hugh Abbot in BBC Four sitcom The Thick of It and as presenter Roy Mallard in People Like Us, first on BBC Radio 4 and later on its transfer...


Saunders starred with her husband, Adrian Edmondson, in a Comic Strip film called, The Supergrass, a little-known parody of slick 1980s police dramas directed by Peter Richardson. Saunders also appeared twice as guest in The Young Ones, in which Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson were two of the main stars.[2] Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English actor, comedian, director and writer. ... The Young Ones may refer to: The Young Ones (TV series), a 1980s British sitcom about four students living together The Young Ones (film), a film starring Cliff Richard The Young Ones (song), sung by Cliff Richard This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same... Richard Michael Rik Mayall (born 7 March 1958) is an English comedian and actor. ...

French (left) and Saunders spoofing Jack and Rose from the film, Titanic.
French (left) and Saunders spoofing Jack and Rose from the film, Titanic.

In 1986 she worked with Academy Award-nominated director, Stephen Frears, on a dark parody of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Rebecca. Later in 1987, she and French created French & Saunders, a popular sketch comedy series for the BBC, which is still shown sporadically to this day.[8] By the end of the 1980s, the show was an established comedy programme and became a staple in BBC viewing.[3] In their vast amount of comedy sketches, they have parodied many well-known figures such as Cher, Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and films such as Alien and Titanic.[2] Saunders has appeared in the Amnesty International The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball live benefit in 1989, along with Dawn French and others. She co-directed the show with one of her comedy heroes, John Cleese. Image File history File links Frenchnsaunders. ... Image File history File links Frenchnsaunders. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons. ... 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. ... 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. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... This article is about the American 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 first film in a series. ... Look up titanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Titanic may refer to: RMS Titanic, the British ocean liner that sank in 1912 Films entitled Titanic, based upon the sinking: Titanic (1943 film), a German film directed by Werner Klingler and Herbert Selpin Titanic (1953 film), directed by Jean Negulesco S... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Secret Policemans Ball — The Complete Edition (2004 DVD box set - cover) The Secret Policemans Balls is the collective name informally used to describe a long-running series of benefit shows staged in England to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ...


Both Saunders and French proceeded to follow separate careers as well as maintaining their comedy sketch show. Her biggest solo success to date is Absolutely Fabulous. The comedy was in fact based largely on a fourteen minute French & Saunders sketch called "Modern Mother and Daughter".[4] Saunders and French were going to star in the comedy together, but just as the studio had been booked, French received a long-awaited phone call confirming that an adoption agency had a new baby for her to adopt.[4] Saunders proceeded to star in the comedy. The series which she created, wrote, and starred in as the irresponsible and impossible fashion PR agent Edina Monsoon along side Joanna Lumley who played Patsy Stone, brought her international acclaim and attention.[2] The show ran for five full series over the course of about thirteen years from 1992 to 2005, with there being an additional two-part film and three special episodes.[2] During Absolutely Fabulous, stars such as Elton John made guest appearances.[9] The series is also known as Ab Fab[3] and was broadcast in America on the Comedy Central and BBC America, becoming cult viewing.[10] Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ... 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. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. ...


Saunders has appeared on the American-made sitcoms Roseanne and Friends. In the Friends episodes, "The One After Ross Says Rachel" and "The One with Ross's Wedding", in 1998, she played the stepmother of Emily, Ross Geller's fiancée. Her character, Andrea Waltham, was not excited about the celebration where she and her husband tried to get as much money out of the in-laws as possible. She also appeared along side French in Let Them Eat Cake in 1999.[2] A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Jackie Harris redirects here. ... For friendship, see friendship. ... The One After Ross Says Rachel is the first episode of the fifth season of the sitcom Friends. ... The One with Rosss Wedding is the season finale of the fourth season of the American television situation comedy Friends, which aired on NBC on May 7, 1998. ... Ross Eustace Geller, Ph. ... Let them eat cake! is the usual translation of Quil mangent de la brioche, misattributed to Marie Antoinette. ...


In less than a year Saunders has written three new series. She firstly began working on two series of Jam and Jerusalem which is about a Women's Institute. Saunders stated "I wanted to write something about the sort of community I was living in, why it works and how different it was. How life in the country didn’t have to be sinister."[11] The first series of Jam and Jerusalem started airing on BBC One on November 24, 2006, and is now airing on BBC America in the United States as Clatterford.[12] As of October 4, 2007 she is starring in BBC Two's The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle about a neurotic talk show host. Saunders plays a horrific daytime host whose programme features crude headlines such as "Wife a slapper? Lie detector reveals all."[13] and "I want a vagina".[14] She wrote the new series with psychologist, Tanya Byron.[4] In 2007, after twenty years of Saunders and French being on television together, the last French & Saunders series, a compilation of old and new sketches, entitled, A Bucket o' French & Saunders, began airing on BBC One in September, 2007, this being the third show she had written in a year.[4] Saunders commented "We'll find a different way for French and Saunders to be on television, but the sketch format is a bit tired. There are plenty of other sketch shows on. We've done it, and we've done it well."[15] Jam and Jerusalem is a British sitcom written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders. ... The Womens Institute (WI) is a membership organisation for women in England and Wales. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. ... Jam & Jerusalem is a British sitcom written by Jennifer Saunders and starring Sue Johnston. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th 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. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle is a British sitcom that aired on BBC Two in 2007. ... Tanya Byron MSc PsychD is a British psychologist who became a celebrity in 2004/5 as the resident expert on parenting shows Little Angels and the House of Tiny Tearaways (these programmes are amongst several that have kickstarted the currently popular genre of parenting programmes in the UK). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...


Film

Saunders has also appeared in few films during her comedy career, such as Fanny & Elvis in 1999, starring Kerry Fox and Ray Winstone. She is also in the minority of English actresses who appear in French films also. She made a cameo appearance alongside Catherine Deneuve in a French film, based on Absolutely Fabulous in 2001, which also starred Petra Nemcova and Jean Paul Gaultier. She then appeared in In the Bleak Midwinter in 1995[2] directed by Kenneth Branagh and in 1996 she had a role in Muppet Treasure Island. She also made a cameo appearance in the Spice Girls' movie, Spiceworld in 1997.[2][16] The Spice Girls returned the favour to her by appearing on French and Saunders, and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) had a recurring role as herself on the fifth season of Absolutely Fabulous.[17] Kerry Fox is a New Zealand actress born July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand). ... Raymond Andrew Winstone (born February 19, 1957) is an Emmy Award winning English film and television actor. ... Catherine Deneuve (born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac) (French IPA: ), (October 22, 1943, in Paris, France), is an award winning French actress. ... Absolument fabuleux is a 2001 French comedy film. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Jean-Paul Gaultier (born April 24, 1952, in Arcueil) is a French fashion designer. ... In the Bleak Midwinter - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the third produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. ... Spiceworld is the debut feature film of the four-time BRIT Award-winning English pop girl group Spice Girls directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ...


She most notably appeared in the internationally successful DreamWorks animated movie, Shrek 2 in 2004 where she voiced Princess Fiona's evil Fairy Godmother and performed the song "Holding Out for a Hero". Her part took four days to record.[3] The film broke its own box office record in the U.S in just a fortnight,[3] and it proceeded to make $353 million in just three weeks in the U.S.[18] The role won her an American People's Choice Award for the best movie villain in 2005.[19] She has also appeared in an Kate Bush and Alison Moyet music videos. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek 4. ... The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studios Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ... Holding Out for a Hero is a song by Bonnie Tyler that was originally released in 1984. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer/songwriter noted for her bluesy voice. ...


Personal life

Saunders married fellow comedian Adrian Edmondson on 11 May 1985. They have three daughters: Eleanor "Ella" (born 22 January 1986), Beatrice "Beattie" (born 19 June 1987), and Freya (born 16 October 1990). Her second daughter Beatrice has followed in her father's footsteps and is studying drama at Manchester University.[4] Her youngest daughter, Freya, appears as her onscreen daughter in Jam and Jerusalem.[20] Saunders' eldest daughter, Ella, is a musician whose songs are also featured in the show, and Ella herself has made a cameo appearance. Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English actor, comedian, director and writer. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... University of Manchester Motto: Cognitio Sapientia Hvmanitas Knowledge, wisdom, humanity. ...


Saunders currently lives in London, in Hyde Park, and rents a house in Barnes, London. She also owns a 400 year old farm house, with 45 acres of land in Chagford, Devon which she resides to often. She and Edmondson are estimated to be worth £11 million, based on profits of one business they co-own. [21] Hyde Park may refer to the following: // Hyde Park, London Hyde Park, Leeds, inner-city area of north-west Leeds Hyde Park, South Yorkshire, district of Sheffield Hyde Park, in Hyde, Cheshire Hyde Park, Austin, Texas Hyde Park, Berks County, Pennsylvania Hyde Park, Boise, Idaho Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois Hyde... Location within the British Isles Chagford is a small town on the north-east edge of Dartmoor, in Devon, England, close to the River Teign. ... Part of the seafront of Torquay, south Devon, at high tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordered by Cornwall to the west, and Dorset and Somerset to the east. ...


Awards and recognition

Along with Dawn French, Saunders declined an OBE in 2001.[22] In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.[23] Saunders came 93 out of a 100 for E! 100 Sexiest British Stars. She also came 18th for Best British Role Models for teenage girls in Britain according to Good Housekeeping Magazine. According to Forbes magazine, Saunders is the 26th most influential female British export. In 2005, she was voted as the 4th most funniest woman in Britain in a poll consisting of 4,000 women.[24] To date, she has been nominated for and received six awards throughout her comedy career: 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... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Good Housekeeping is a womens magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation, featuring articles about home economics as well as literary articles. ... Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


Won

  • 1991: Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for TV Light Entertainment - French & Saunders
  • 1993: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1993: Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award TV for Situation Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1994: International Emmy Award for popular arts - Absolutely Fabulous[25]
  • 2002: Honorary Rose Award - Shared with: Dawn French
  • 2005: People's Choice Award for Best Movie Villain - Shrek 2

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Nominated

  • 1993: BAFTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1993: British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actress - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1994: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1995: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1996: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous
  • 1997: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous

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Filmography

Television

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Films

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Bibliography

  • Absolutely Fabulous: Continuity by Jennifer Saunders
  • Absolutely Fabulous (scripts from the show) by Jennifer Saunders
  • Absolutely Fabulous 2 (more scripts from the show) by Jennifer Saunders
  • A Feast of French and Saunders by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French

Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is a BAFTA Award-nominated British comedian and actress best known for starring in her comedy sketch show French & Saunders along with her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley as Geraldine Granger. ...

References

  1. ^ Editors at The Times. Birthdays — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Editors at Screen Online. Jennifer Saunders — screenonline.org. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Decca She has three other brothers. Aitkenhead. What are you looking at? — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Chrissy Iley. Farewell French and Saunders — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved August 30, 2007.
  5. ^ Editors at Teletronic. Dawn French — teletronic.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  6. ^ Decca Aitkenhead. What are you looking at? — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  7. ^ Neil Wilkes. 'Comic Strip' returns to Channel 4 — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  8. ^ Editors at Sreen Online. Dawn French — screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved May 10, 2007.
  9. ^ Editors at BBC. Elton John at 60 — news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  10. ^ James Welsh. 'Ab Fab' stars receive GLBT Pride award — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  11. ^ Rosie Millard. Absolutely no more TV sketch shows, darlings — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  12. ^ Press Release. BBC America to co-produce new comedies with Jennifer Saunders — bbc.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  13. ^ Carol Midgley. Jennifer Saunders and Dr Tanya Byron take on the chat shows — timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  14. ^ Editors at Daily Mail. Jennifer Saunders hopes new comic creation will be 'Ab Fab' — dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  15. ^ Rupert Smith. 'We hardly even exaggerated' — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  16. ^ Kimberley Dadds Spice Girls: Timeline — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  17. ^ Neil Wilkes. Bunton lands 'Ab Fab' role — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
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  19. ^ Daniel Saney. People's Choice Awards presented — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  20. ^ Rob Salem. Laugh alert: AbFab still batty — thestar.com. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
  21. ^ Neil Sears. Saunders swaps London for Devon — dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  22. ^ Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. It is an honour to stand among the refuseniks — independent.co.uk. Retrieved May 11, 2007.
  23. ^ The Observer. The A-Z of laughter (part two) — guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  24. ^ Daniel Saney. Victoria Wood Britain's funniest woman — digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  25. ^ International Emmy Awards 1994 — imdb.com. Retrieved October 21, 2007.

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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. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th 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. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th 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. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th 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. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... 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. ... 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External links

  • Jennifer Saunders profile at tv.com
  • Thursdays Are Funny Myspace profile featuring The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle
The Comic Strip
Adrian EdmondsonDawn FrenchRik MayallNigel PlanerPeter Richardson — Jennifer Saunders

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BBC - Comedy - Jennifer Saunders Profile (154 words)
Jennifer Saunders met Dawn French at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Jennifer was the one who replied to an advert for comediennes at The Comic Strip, and brought Dawn along with her.
Saunders said their early work was so bad that Mayall recommended returning to teaching.
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