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Jennifer Saunders

1958-07-06 Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Jennifer Jane Saunders 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.


Man and Witch: The Dance of a Thousand Steps The Goose (voice) 2024-07-28
Dawn French Is a Huge Tw*t Self (uncredited) 2023-12-28
Allelujah Sister Gilpin 2023-03-17
imagine... French & Saunders: Pointed, Bitchy, Bitter Self - featured artist 2023-12-27
Sumotherhood DI Brookes 2023-10-13
Death on the Nile Marie Van Schuyler 2022-02-09
French & Saunders: Funny Women Herself 2021-07-17
Sing 2 Nana (voice) 2021-12-01
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again Meryl Streep / Cher 2019-08-09
Completely Bad News Sally 2019-11-29
Isn't It Romantic Natalie's Mother 2019-02-13
Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires Dr. Alex Cular 2018-06-12
Patrick Maureen 2018-06-29
Lady Windermere's Fan The Duchess of Berwick 2018-03-20
Grandpa's Great Escape Miss Dandy 2018-01-01
Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers Herself - Presenter 2017-12-21
300 Years of French & Saunders 2017-12-25
Comic Relief: Red Nose Day Self 2017-03-24
Sing Nana (voice) 2016-11-23
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina Monsoon 2016-07-01
Stick Man Narrator (voice) 2015-12-07
Minions Reine Elizabeth II (voice) 2015-06-17
The Boy in the Dress Miss Windsor 2014-12-26
The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! Self 2012-12-24
30 Years of Comic Strip 2012-11-03
Five Go to Rehab Anne 2012-11-07
Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders 2011-01-04
French & Saunders: The Ingenue Years 2011-01-04
The Hunt for Tony Blair Lady Thatcher 2011-10-15
Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline' Self 2009-07-21
Coraline April Spink (voice) 2009-02-05
French and Saunders: Still Alive Herself 2008-11-17
L'Entente cordiale Gwendoline McFarlane 2006-06-21
Shrek 2 Fairy Godmother (voice) 2004-05-19
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Self 2004-12-09
The Best of French & Saunders Various 2002-08-05
Kirsty: The Life and Songs of Kirsty MacColl Self 2001-03-03
Absolument fabuleux Une spectatrice du défilé 2001-08-29
French & Saunders - Live Various roles 2000-11-20
Mirrorball Vivienne Keill 2000-12-22
Fanny & Elvis Roanna 1999-11-19
Four Men in a Car Helen 1998-04-12
Absolutely Fabulous: A Life Edina "Eddy" Monsoon 1998-10-28
Spice World Fashionable Woman 1997-12-18
Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout Edina Monsoon 1996-11-06
Muppet Treasure Island Mrs. Bluveridge 1996-02-16
In the Bleak Midwinter Nancy 1995-09-29
How to Be Absolutely Fabulous Self / Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (archive footage) 1995-01-06
Dusty Self - Presenter 1994-05-02
Space Virgins from Planet Sex Needle 1993-04-29
Jealousy Jane/Margory 1993-05-27
French & Saunders: At the Movies 1993-01-01
Demonella The Devil 1993-05-20
Prince Cinders Fairy (voice) 1993-12-27
Red Nose of Courage Margaret Thatcher 1992-04-09
Wild Turkey Neighbour 1992-12-24
Amnesty International's Big 30 Self 1991-12-28
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson Dorcas 1990-12-26
Oxford Hannah 1990-02-22
French & Saunders LIVE 1990-03-12
South Atlantic Raiders: Part 1 Cathy 1990-02-08
Spaghetti Hoops Maria 1990-03-01
GLC: The Carnage Continues Brigitte Nielsen as Margaret Thatcher, The Ice Maiden 1990-02-05
South Atlantic Raiders: Part 2 Argie Bargie! Cathy 1990-02-08
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Herself 1989-01-01
An Audience With Victoria Wood Herself 1988-12-10
More Bad News Sally 1988-02-27
The Strike Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill 1988-02-20
Mr Jolly Lives Next Door Monica 1988-03-05
Eat the Rich Lady Caroline 1987-10-23
Consuela (or, The New Mrs Saunders) Jessica 1986-01-01
Private Enterprise Debbie 1986-01-02
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986-01-01
The Supergrass Lesley Reynolds 1985-11-08
Slags Little Sister 1984-02-11
Susie Lorna 1984-01-14
A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques Shona 1984-01-21
Gino: Full Story and Pics Angie 1984-01-28
Dirty Movie June 1984-01-07
Eddie Monsoon - a Life? Doreen 1984-02-04
War Various Roles 1983-01-03
Five Go Mad on Mescalin Anne 1983-11-02
Bad News Tour Sally 1983-01-24
The Beat Generation Anne 1983-01-17
Summer School Liz 1983-01-31
Five Go Mad in Dorset Anne 1982-11-02
The Comic Strip 1981-01-01
We Work for the Dead The Mother (voice)