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Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedienne, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a Peoples Choice Award.

She first came into widespread attention in the 1980s and 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 writes and stars in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders, and has received international acclaim for writing and playing the lead role of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

In her other work, she has guest starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends, and won the American People's Choice Award for voicing the wicked Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. More recently, she wrote and starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedienne, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a Peoples Choice Award.

She first came into widespread attention in the 1980s and 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 writes and stars in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders, and has received international acclaim for writing and playing the lead role of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

In her other work, she has guest starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends, and won the American People's Choice Award for voicing the wicked Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. More recently, she wrote and starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1958-07-12

Place of Birth Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Absolutely Champers
2018 Patrick
2018 Lady Windermere's Fan as The Duchess of Berwick
2018 Grandpa's Great Escape as Miss Dandy
2017 300 Years of French and Saunders
2016 Sing as Nana (voice)
2016 Stick Man as Narrator (voice)
2016 British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves as Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited)
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as Edina Monsoon
2015 Minions as Reine Elizabeth II (voice)
2014 The Boy in the Dress as Miss Windsor
2012 The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever!
2011 The Hunt for Tony Blair as Lady Thatcher
2010 This is Jinsy(9 episodes)
2009 Coraline as Miss Spink (voice)
2008 French and Saunders: Still Alive as Herself
2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle(6 episodes)
2007 A Bucket O' French And Saunders(6 episodes)
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Herself
2006 Jam & Jerusalem(21 episodes)
2006 L'entente cordiale as Gwendoline McFarlane
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Herself
2004 Shrek 2 as Fairy Godmother (voice)
2002 Top Gear(1 episode) as Herself
2002 Top Gear(2 episodes)
2002 Pongwiffy(14 episodes)
2001 Absolutely Fabulous as Elle-même
2000 French & Saunders - Live as Various roles
1999 The Magician's House(12 episodes) as The Rat (voice)
1999 Let Them Eat Cake(6 episodes)
1999 Comic Relief(2 episodes)
1997 Spice World as Fashionable Woman
1996 Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout as Edina Monsoon
1996 Muppet Treasure Island as Mrs. Bluveridge
1995 In the Bleak Midwinter as Nancy
1994 Friends(2 episodes) as Andrea Waltham
1994 Dusty as Herself - Presenter
1993 Space Virgins from Planet Sex as Needle
1992 Absolutely Fabulous(66 episodes) as Edina Monsoon
1990 Rita Rudner(3 episodes)
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Herself
1988 Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
1988 More Bad News as Sally
1988 The Strike as Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill
1987 Going Live!(1 episode)
1987 Eat the Rich as Lady Caroline
1987 French & Saunders(68 episodes)
1985 The Supergrass
1985 Girls On Top(13 episodes)
1985 Happy Families(6 episodes)
1983 Bad News Tour as Sally
1982 The Comic Strip Presents(17 episodes)
1982 Wogan(3 episodes) as Herself
1981 The Comic Strip
1978 An Audience with...(2 episodes) as Herself

Writing

2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieScreenplay
2008 French and Saunders: Still AliveWriter
2001 Absolutely FabulousWriter
2000 French & Saunders - LiveWriter
1996 Absolutely Fabulous: The Last ShoutWriter
1992 Absolutely Fabulous(66 episodes)Writer
1981 The Comic StripWriter

Creator

2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne VyleCreator
2007 A Bucket O' French And SaundersCreator
2006 Jam & JerusalemCreator
1992 Absolutely FabulousCreator
1987 French & SaundersCreator
1985 Girls On TopCreator

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