Professional Working Relationship Relationship facts

Working together from 1980

Comedy duo, originally called the Menopause Sisters.

French and Saunders Comedienne
Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Jane Saunders

Age

59 (approx.)

Born

Jul 1958

Other Partners

Ade Edmondson

Married

3 children together

11 May 1985

Professional Partners

Jennifer Saunders Siblings

Peter Saunders

Brother

Simon Saunders

Brother

Tim Saunders

Brother

Other Partners

Mark Bignell

Married

2013

Sir Lenny Henry

Divorced

1 child together

married 1984
divorce 2010

David Smyth

Broken Engagement

until about 1980

Professional Partners

Dawn French Siblings

Gary French

Brother

One half of comedy duo 'French and Saunders'
'The Vicar of Dibley'
Dawn French

Dawn Roma French

Age

60

Born

Friday 11 Oct 1957

Her Other Children

Ella Edmondson

born 1986, age 31
with Ade Edmondson

Folk Singer and Musician

Beattie Edmondson

born 1987, age 30 (approx.)
with Ade Edmondson

Freya Edmondson

born 1990, age 27 (approx.)
with Ade Edmondson

Children Together

Her Other Children

Billie Henry

born 1991, age 26 (approx.)
adopted with Sir Lenny Henry

Jennifer Saunders
Bio Details

Full name

Jennifer Jane Saunders

Gender

Female

Age

59 (approx.)

Date of birth

Jul 1958

Birth place

Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK

Occupations

Comedienne

Actress

Writer

Au Pair

Education

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England, United Kingdom

Northwich Grammar School for Girls, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Voice of the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2
Queen Elizabeth in Minions.
Plays Nana the sheep in 2017 animated movie Sing
French and Saunders used to earn £15 per night because Dawn insisted on the the same pay as the men.

Baftas

1993 - Best TV Comedy Programme - Absolutely Fabulous
2009 - Fellowship Award
2012 - Best Female Comedy Performance - Absolutely Fabulous

Trivia

Jennifer Saunders Family

Jennifer Saunders's parents:

Jennifer Saunders's father is Tom Saunders CBE Jennifer Saunders's mother is Jane Saunders


Jennifer Saunders's children:

Jennifer Saunders's daughter is Ella Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's daughter is Beattie Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's daughter is Freya Edmondson


Jennifer Saunders's current partners:

Jennifer Saunders's husband is Ade Edmondson


Jennifer Saunders's siblings:

Jennifer Saunders's brother is Peter Saunders Jennifer Saunders's brother is Simon Saunders Jennifer Saunders's brother is Tim Saunders


Jennifer Saunders's grandparents:

Jennifer Saunders's grandmother is Jenny Duminy Jennifer Saunders's grandfather is John Saunders Jennifer Saunders's grandmother is Maggie Saunders


Jennifer Saunders's in laws:

Jennifer Saunders's father in law was Fred Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's mother in law is Dorothy Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's sister in law is Hillary Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's brother in law is Matthew Edmondson Jennifer Saunders's brother in law is Alastair Edmondson


Jennifer Saunders FameChain Links

The Comic Strip

Other people in this association:

Sheridan Smith 2005

Peter Cook 1988

Sir Lenny Henry

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Top Gear Celebrity Track - 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car'

Other people in this association:

Geri Horner Geri Halliwell

Simon Cowell

Sir Tom Jones OBE

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Famous Voices Behind the Character

2004

Other people in this association:

David Bowie 2007

Russell Brand 2010 - 2013

Russell Brand 2011

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Famous Voices Behind the Character

2015

Other people in this association:

David Bowie 2007

Russell Brand 2010 - 2013

Russell Brand 2011

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BAFTA Award Winners 1993 - The 46th

1993

Other people in this association:

Martin Scorsese 1993

Woody Allen 1993

Robert Downey Jr 1993

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BAFTA Award Winners 2009 - The 62nd

2009

Other people in this association:

Steve McQueen 2009

Kate Winslet CBE 2009

Heath Ledger 2009

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BAFTA Award Winners 2012 - The 65th

2012

Other people in this association:

Daniel Day-Lewis 2012

Meryl Streep 2012

Quentin Tarantino 2012

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Celebrity Bake Off - The Great Comic Relief - Series 2 - 2015

2015

Other people in this association:

Lulu 2015

Joanna Lumley OBE 2015

Michael Sheen OBE 2015

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Famous Voices Behind the Character

2017

Other people in this association:

David Bowie 2007

Russell Brand 2010 - 2013

Russell Brand 2011

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Dawn French
Bio Details

Full name

Dawn Roma French

Gender

Female

Age

60

Date of birth

Friday 11 Oct 1957

Birth place

Holyhead, Wales, UK

Occupations

Author

Comedienne

Actress

Teacher (Finished 1981)

Education

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England, United Kingdom

St. Dunstan's Abbey, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Became the Chancellor of Falmouth University in March 2015.
French and Saunders used to earn £15 per night because Dawn insisted on the the same pay as the men.

Trivia

Dawn French Family

Dawn French's parents:

Dawn French's father was Denys French Dawn French's mother was Felicity French


Dawn French's children:

Dawn French's adopted daughter is Billie Henry


Dawn French's current partners:

Dawn French's husband is Mark Bignell


Dawn French's former partners:

Dawn French's former husband is Sir Lenny Henry Dawn French is the former fiance of David Smyth


Dawn French's siblings:

Dawn French's brother is Gary French


Dawn French's grandparents:

Dawn French's grandfather is Leslie French Dawn French's grandmother is Marjorie French


Dawn French's former in laws:

Dawn French's former father in law was Bertie Green Dawn French's former mother in law was Winnie Henry Dawn French's former half-sister in law is Bev Henry Dawn French's former half-sister in law is Kay Henry Dawn French's former half-brother in law is Seymour Henry Dawn French's former half-brother in law is Hilton Henry Dawn French's former half-brother in law is Paul Henry Dawn French's former half-sister in law is Sharon Henry Dawn French's former husband Sir Lenny Henry's uncle in law was Cleveland Green Dawn French's former husband Sir Lenny Henry's uncle in law was Harry Green


Dawn French FameChain Links

The Comic Strip

Other people in this association:

Sheridan Smith 2005

Peter Cook 1988

Sir Lenny Henry

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Harry Potter Cast Members

2004

Other people in this association:

Robert Pattinson 2005

Emma Watson 2001 - 2011

John Cleese 2001 - 2002

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Australia's Got Talent Judges

2013

Other people in this association:

Geri Horner Geri Halliwell 2013

Brian McFadden 2010 - 2012

Dannii Minogue 2007 - 2012

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BAFTA: Fellows of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts

2009

Other people in this association:

Elizabeth Taylor 1999

Sir Christopher Lee, CBE 2011

Martin Scorsese 2012

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