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Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London, where she met fellow comedians Adrian Edmondson (later her husband), Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and Peter Richardson, who later opened his own club, "The Comic Strip", where these comedians quickly formed a regular format.The Comic Strip team were transferred to television screens with great success as they all starred alongside each other in The Comic Strip Presents... (1982). After The Comic Strip she starred in a few episodes of The Young Ones (1982), Girls on Top (1985) and Happy Families (1985). Afterwards she and Dawn French wrote a TV show of their own, French and Saunders (1987), which was an immense success due to the double acts genius writing, brilliant acting performances and hilarious spoofs of world famous blockbusters and bands.It was in one of the episodes of "French and Saunders" that the audience had the pleasure of watching a sketch about an uptight daughter and a crazy, neurotic mother that became a comedy classic sitcom. When the BBC next asked Saunders to write something, she just couldn't come up with any ideas, so she decided to expand on that sketch, making it more outrageous and therefore funnier - Absolutely Fabulous (1992) was born.Perhaps by coincidence Saunders had created one of the most loved, funny, and creative TV Shows in BBC history. Three series were made, in 1995 the show was put on hold until Saunders began writing again and came back with a fourth series in 2001. She is always ready for charity as well, she has been doing "Comic Relief" with a lot of her comedy companions ever since 1986. Jennifer Saunders, one of the most loved TV faces in Britain, will hit the screens with her fifth series of Absolutely Fabulous in 2003.

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Jul 6, 1958 In Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Comic Strip Presents... 1982-11-02
Latest Project:
Series The Classic Car Show 2015-01-15

6 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Absolutely Fabulous
Poster of French and Saunders
The Classic Car Show Unknown 2015-01-15
Blandings Connie, Lady Keeble 13 episodes, 2013-2014 2013-01-13
Dead Boss Governor Margaret 6 episodes, 2012 2012-06-14
The Jonathan Ross Show Unknown 2011-09-03
This Is Jinsy Miss Reason / ... 11 episodes, 2011-2014 2010-03-01
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle Vivienne Vyle 6 episodes, 2007 2007-10-03
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
The Vicar of Dibley Unknown 2006-09-15
Clatterford Caroline Martin 18 episodes, 2006-2009 2006-11-24
Hell's Kitchen Unknown 2004-05-23
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Let Them Eat Cake Colombine 6 episodes, 1999 1999-09-09
The Young Ones Unknown 1998-03-30
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Absolutely Fabulous Edina 39 episodes, 1992-2012 1994-07-24
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Have I Got News for You Unknown 1990-09-28
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
French and Saunders Various Characters / ... 52 episodes, 1987-2017 1987-03-09
The Storyteller Unknown 1987-01-31
The Comic Strip Presents... Anne / ... 30 episodes, 1982-2012 1982-11-02