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Jennifer Saunders

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.

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Jul 12, 1958 In Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Latest Project:
Movie Death on the Nile 2022-02-09
Known For
Poster of Isn't It Romantic
Poster of Lady Windermere's Fan
Poster of Sing
Poster of Coraline
Movie Death on the Nile Marie Van Schuyler 2022-02-09
Series Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable Self 2021-02-02
Series The Stranger Heidi 2020-01-30
Series Richard Osman's House of Games Night Self - Contestant 2020-11-20
Movie Isn't It Romantic Natalie's Mother 2019-02-13
Movie Completely Bad News Sally 2019-11-29
Movie Lady Windermere's Fan The Duchess of Berwick 2018-03-20
Movie Grandpa's Great Escape Miss Dandy 2018-01-01
Movie Patrick Maureen 2018-06-29
Series Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief Herself - Judge 2017-03-04
Movie Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers Herself - Presenter 2017-12-21
Movie 300 Years of French and Saunders Unknown 2017-12-25
Series Insert Name Here Herself - Panelist 2016-01-04
Movie Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina Monsoon 2016-07-01
Movie Sing Nana (voice) 2016-11-23
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Minions Reine Elizabeth II (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Stick Man Narrator (voice) 2015-12-25
Movie The Boy in the Dress Miss Windsor 2014-12-26
Series The Great Comic Relief Bake Off Herself - Contestant 2013-01-21
Series The Great Sport Relief Bake Off Herself - Presenter 2012-01-10
Movie The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! Unknown 2012-12-24
Movie Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders Unknown 2011-01-04
Movie The Hunt for Tony Blair Lady Thatcher 2011-10-15
Movie French & Saunders: The Ingenue Years Unknown 2011-01-04
Series This Is Jinsy Unknown 2010-03-01
Movie Coraline April Spink (voice) 2009-02-05
Movie Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline' Self 2009-07-21
Movie French and Saunders: Still Alive Herself 2008-11-17
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Series Have I Got a Bit More News for You Herself - Presenter 2007-04-13
Series A Bucket O' French And Saunders Unknown 2007-09-07
Series The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle Unknown 2007-10-04
Movie Entente Cordiale Gwendoline McFarlane 2006-06-21
Series Jam & Jerusalem Caroline Martin 2006-11-24
Movie Shrek 2 Fairy Godmother (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Herself 2004-12-09
Series Pongwiffy Unknown 2002-06-12
Series Top Gear Herself 2002-10-21
Movie Absolutely Fabulous Elle-même 2001-08-29
Movie French & Saunders - Live Various roles 2000-11-20
Series Comic Relief Unknown 1999-03-12
Series Let Them Eat Cake Unknown 1999-09-09
Movie Fanny & Elvis Roanna 1999-11-19
Series The Magician's House The Rat (voice) 1999-10-31
Movie Spice World Fashionable Woman 1997-12-18
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Mrs. Bluveridge 1996-02-16
Movie Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout Edina Monsoon 1996-11-06
Movie In the Bleak Midwinter Nancy 1995-12-01
Movie Dusty Herself - Presenter 1994-05-02
Series Friends Andrea Waltham 1994-09-22
Movie Space Virgins from Planet Sex Needle 1993-04-29
Movie Prince Cinders Fairy (voice) 1993-12-27
Series Absolutely Fabulous Edina Monsoon 1992-11-12
Movie GLC: The Carnage Continues Brigitte Nielsen as Margaret Thatcher, The Ice Maiden 1990-02-05
Movie The Tale of Little Pig Robinson Dorcas 1990-12-26
Series Rita Rudner Unknown 1990-09-18
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Herself 1989-01-01
Series The Simpsons Phoebe Pratt (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Mr Jolly Lives Next Door Unknown 1988-03-05
Movie The Strike Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill 1988-02-20
Movie More Bad News Sally 1988-02-27
Series French & Saunders Unknown 1987-03-09
Movie Eat the Rich Lady Caroline 1987-06-01
Series Going Live! Unknown 1987-09-26
Series The Dangerous Brothers Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986-01-01
Series Happy Families 1985-10-17
Movie The Supergrass Lesley Reynolds 1985-11-08
Series Girls On Top 1985-10-23
Movie Bad News Tour Sally 1983-01-24
Series Wogan Herself 1982-05-04
Series The Comic Strip Presents 1982-11-02
Series The Young Ones Sue 1982-11-09
Movie The Comic Strip Unknown 1981-01-01
Series An Audience with... Herself 1978-01-08
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01