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Jennifer Saunders

1958-07-12 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.


Death on the Nile Marie Van Schuyler 2022-02-09
Sing 2 Nana (voice) 2021-12-01
French & Saunders: Funny Women Herself 2021-07-17
Completely Bad News Sally 2019-11-29
Isn't It Romantic Natalie's Mother 2019-02-13
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again Meryl Streep / Cher 2019-08-09
Grandpa's Great Escape Miss Dandy 2018-01-01
Patrick Maureen 2018-06-29
Lady Windermere's Fan The Duchess of Berwick 2018-03-20
300 Years of French & Saunders 2017-12-25
Comic Relief: Red Nose Day Self 2017-03-24
Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers Herself - Presenter 2017-12-21
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina Monsoon 2016-07-01
Sing Nana (voice) 2016-11-23
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Minions Reine Elizabeth II (voice) 2015-06-17
Stick Man Narrator (voice) 2015-12-07
The Boy in the Dress Miss Windsor 2014-12-26
The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! 2012-12-24
French & Saunders: The Ingenue Years 2011-01-04
Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders 2011-01-04
The Hunt for Tony Blair Lady Thatcher 2011-10-15
Coraline April Spink (voice) 2009-02-05
Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline' Self 2009-07-21
French and Saunders: Still Alive Herself 2008-11-17
L'Entente Cordiale Gwendoline McFarlane 2006-06-21
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Herself 2004-12-09
Shrek 2 Fairy Godmother (voice) 2004-05-19
Kirsty - The Life and Songs of Kirsty MacColl Self 2001-01-01
Absolument fabuleux Elle-même 2001-08-29
French & Saunders - Live Various roles 2000-11-20
Mirrorball Vivienne Keill 2000-12-22
Fanny & Elvis Roanna 1999-11-19
Spice World Fashionable Woman 1997-12-18
Muppet Treasure Island Mrs. Bluveridge 1996-02-16
Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout Edina Monsoon 1996-11-06
In the Bleak Midwinter Nancy 1995-09-29
Dusty Herself - Presenter 1994-05-02
Space Virgins from Planet Sex Needle 1993-04-29
French & Saunders: At the Movies 1993-01-01
Prince Cinders Fairy (voice) 1993-12-27
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson Dorcas 1990-12-26
GLC: The Carnage Continues Brigitte Nielsen as Margaret Thatcher, The Ice Maiden 1990-02-05
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Herself 1989-01-01
An Audience With Victoria Wood Herself 1988-10-12
The Strike Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill 1988-02-20
More Bad News Sally 1988-02-27
Mr Jolly Lives Next Door 1988-03-05
Eat the Rich Lady Caroline 1987-06-01
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986-01-01
The Supergrass Lesley Reynolds 1985-11-08
A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques Shona 1984-07-30
Bad News Tour Sally 1983-01-24
The Comic Strip 1981-01-01
Man & Witch Goose (voice)