Dawn French.

Dawn French

Dawn French is an actor, writer and comedian born in Wales to English parents. She rose to stardom during the alternative comedy revolution of the 1980s alongside double-act partner Jennifer Saunders and regular collaborators such as Ruby Wax, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. She and Saunders starred in their own self-titled sketch series from 1987, French And Saunders, and during the 1990s French established herself further as the titular star of international hit sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley.

Member of
Gender
Female
Nationality
Wales

Awards

  • Women's Prize For Fiction 2021 - Main Prize: Longlisted
  • British Podcast Awards 2021 - The Spotlight Award: Nominee (French And Saunders: Titting About)
  • TV Choice Awards 2020 - Best Actress: Longlisted
  • Chortle Awards 2015 - Best Tour: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2011 - Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 2011 - Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2009 - BAFTA Fellowship: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2007 - Best Comedy Performance: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 2004 - Outstanding Achievement In Comedy: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2001 - Best Comedy Performance: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2000 - Best Comedy Performance: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1998 - Best Comedy Performance: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1998 - Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1997 - Best TV Comedy Actress: Winner
  • British Comedy Awards 1996 - Best Female TV Comic: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1996 - Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1993 - Best Female TV Comic: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1991 - Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
  • British Comedy Awards 1990 - Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1989 - Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
Born
Friday 11th October 1957 (63 years-old)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2021 Cheltenham Literature Festival Self
2021 French And Saunders: Funny Women Host / Presenter
2021 Jo Brand's Classic Comedy Sketches Of The...
  1. E2 - 1980s
Self (Archive Material)
2021 The Vicar Of Dibley: Inside Out Self
2020 Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen? Florence Ransom
2020 Fortunately... With Fi And Jane
  1. Cyprian Santas and Silhouettes, with Dawn French
Guest
2020 Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse Beatrix Potter
2020 The Vicar Of Dibley - The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown Geraldine Grainger
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 28
  1. E3 - Arsène Wenger, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Dawn French, Freddie Flintoff, Michael Kiwanuka
Guest
2020 What's Funny About... - Series 1
  1. E1 - The Vicar Of Dibley
Guest
2020 Reasons To Be Cheerful With Matt Lucas
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2020 The Vicar Of Dibley - Big Night In Geraldine Grainger
2020 The Trouble With Maggie Cole Maggie Cole
2020 The Trouble With Maggie Cole Executive Producer
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 24
  1. E9 - Steve Carell, Dawn French, Michael B Jordan, Ruth Wilson, Cheryl
Guest
2018 Funny Women: French & Saunders Self (Archive Material)
2017 A Tiny Bit Marvellous Cancelled Creator
2017 French And Saunders - 300 Years Of French And Saunders Various
2017 French And Saunders - 300 Years Of French And Saunders Writer
2017 The Graham Norton Show - Series 22
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E10 - Jessica Chastain, Dawn French, Rebel Wilson, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Noel Gallagher
Guest
2016 Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes Host / Presenter
2016 Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes Writer
2016 The Graham Norton Show - Series 20
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E11 - Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Felicity Jones, Dawn French, Michael Parkinson, Jack Savoretti
Guest
2016 Women Talking About Cars - Series 1
  1. E1 - Dawn French
Guest
2016 My Worst Job Narrator
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Interviewer
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Executive Producer
2016 The Interviews - Series 2
  1. E4 - Julie Walters
Self (Archive Material)
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 15
  1. E10 - Dawn French, Russell Howard, Richard Osman, Little Mix
Guest
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 18
  1. Special - Series 18 Highlights
  2. E4 - Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Dawn French, Chris O'Dowd, Rod Stewart
Guest
2015 The Interviews - Series 1 Narrator
2015 The Vicar Of Dibley - Comic Relief 2015 Geraldine Grainger
2014 The Wrong Mans - Series 2 Linda
2014 The Graham Norton Show - Series 15
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E7 - Dawn French, Kirsten Dunst, Bear Grylls, Conchita Wurst, Sam Smith
Guest
2014 A Tribute To Roger Lloyd-Pack Host / Presenter
2013 The Wrong Mans - Series 1 Linda
2013 Heading Out
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Frances
2013 The Vicar Of Dibley - Comic Relief 2013 Geraldine Grainger
2012 The Graham Norton Show - Series 12
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E8 - Martin Freeman, Dawn French, Lee Mack, Girls Aloud
Guest
2012 The Comic Strip Presents... - Five Go To Rehab
  1. Five Go To Rehab
George
2012 Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute (as French & Saunders) Self
2012 Roger & Val Have Just Got In - Series 2 Val Stevenson
2012 Roger & Val Have Just Got In - Series 2 Associate Producer
2011 Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s Self
2011 Catherine Tate: Laughing At The Noughties Self
2011 Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s Self
2011 My Favourite Joke
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self (Archive Material)
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 9
  1. Special - Compilation Show
Guest
2011 Psychoville - Series 2 Joy Aston
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 Ruth Jones
  1. E3 - Ruth Jones' Easter Treat
Guest
2010 Little Crackers - Little Crackers 2010 HM The Queen Mother
2010 Little Crackers - Little Crackers 2010
  1. E11 - Dawn French's Little Cracker
Story
2010 The Graham Norton Show - Series 8
  1. E8 - Cher, Dawn French
Guest
2010 Psychoville - Halloween Special Joy Aston
2010 Roger & Val Have Just Got In - Series 1 Val Stevenson
2010 Roger & Val Have Just Got In - Series 1 Associate Producer
2010 Roger & Val Have Just Got In Creator
2009 Victoria Wood: Seen On TV Self
2009 The Graham Norton Show - Series 6
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2009 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 3 Rosie Bales
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 1
  1. E4 - David Walliams, Dawn French, Kirstie & Phil
Guest
2009 Psychoville - Series 1 Joy Aston
2009 Mastering The Universe - Series 2 Professor Joy Klamp
2009 Joan Of Arc, And How She Became A Saint Joan of Arc
2008 The Graham Norton Show - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2008 The Graham Norton Show - Series 2
  1. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2008 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 2 Rosie Bales
2007 Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy - More Boys Who Do: Comedy Host / Presenter
2007 Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy - Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy Host / Presenter
2007 A Bucket O' French And Saunders Various
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Self (Archive Material)
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2006 The Vicar Of Dibley - 2006/2007 Specials Geraldine Grainger
2006 Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy - More Girls Who Do: Comedy Host / Presenter
2006 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 1 Rosie Bales
2006 Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy - Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy Host / Presenter
2005 Mastering The Universe - Series 1 Professor Joy Klamp
2005 French And Saunders - 2005 Specials Various
2005 French And Saunders - 2005 Specials Writer
2004 The Vicar Of Dibley - 2004/2005 Specials Geraldine Grainger
2004 French And Saunders - Series 6 Various
2004 French And Saunders - Series 6 Writer
2004 Wild West - Series 2 Mary Trewednack
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E10 - The Vicar Of Dibley
  2. E1 - The Launch
Guest
2003 French And Saunders - 2003 Specials Various
2003 French And Saunders - 2003 Specials Writer
2002 Ted & Alice Alice
2002 Wild West - Series 1 Mary Trewednack
2002 French And Saunders - 2002 Specials Various
2002 French And Saunders - 2002 Specials Writer
2001 Happiness - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything Ensemble Actor
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything Writer
1999 The Vicar Of Dibley - Series 3 Geraldine Grainger
1999 French And Saunders - 1999 Specials Various
1999 French And Saunders - 1999 Specials Writer
1999 The Vicar Of Dibley - Comic Relief 1999 Geraldine Grainger
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4 Various
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E1 - Frozen
Lily Wood-Newton
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E2 - Going Solo
Tracy
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E3 - Whoopi Stone
Barbara Greaves
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E3 - Whoopi Stone
Whoopi Stone
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E4 - Confessions of a Murderer
Harriet Snellgrove
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E5 - Elvis, Jesus and Zack
Jill
1999 Murder Most Horrid - Series 4
  1. E6 - Dinner at Tiffany's
Tiffany Drapes
1999 Let Them Eat Cake Lisette
1998 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1998 Various
1998 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1998 Writer
1998 The Comic Strip Presents... - Four Men In A Car
  1. Four Men In A Car
Stella
1997 The Vicar Of Dibley - Series 2 Geraldine Grainger
1997 The Vicar Of Dibley - Comic Relief 1997 Geraldine Grainger
1997 Harry Enfield & Chums - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Ensemble Actor
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3 Various
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E1 - Girl Friday
Sally Fairfax
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E2 - Life or Death Operation
Dr. Kate Marshall
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E3 - Dying Live
Daisy Talwinning
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E4 - The Body Politic
Linda Bryce
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E5 - Confess
Sgt Hodge
1996 Murder Most Horrid - Series 3
  1. E6 - Dead on Time
The Grim Reaper
1996 The Vicar Of Dibley - 1996 Specials Geraldine Grainger
1996 French And Saunders - Series 5 Various
1996 French And Saunders - Series 5 Writer
1994 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1994 Various
1994 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1994 Writer
1994 The Vicar Of Dibley - Series 1 Geraldine Grainger
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2 Various
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E1 - Overkill
Tina Mellish
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E2 - Lady Luck
Denise Cunningham
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E3 - A Severe Case of Death
Maud Jenkins
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E4 - We All Hate Granny
Lily
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E5 - Mangez Merveillac
Verity Hodge
1994 Murder Most Horrid - Series 2
  1. E6 - Smashing Bird
Vikki
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 5
  1. E2 - Space Virgins From Planet Sex
Gaynor
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 5 Various
1993 French And Saunders - Series 4 Various
1993 French And Saunders - Series 4 Writer
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1
  1. E5 - Magazine
Kathy
1992 Absolutely Fabulous Creator
1992 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1992 Specials
  1. E1 - Red Nose Of Courage
Glynis Kinnock
1992 Lenny Henry: In Dreams Actor
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E1 - The Case of the Missing
WPC Diane Softly
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Gift from Ipanema
Maria
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E3 - He Died a Death
Judy Talent
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E4 - A Determined Woman
Rita Proops
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E5 - Murder at Tea Time
Bunty Breslaw
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E6 - Mrs Hat and Mrs Red
Miss Katie Hatcliffe
1991 Murder Most Horrid - Series 1
  1. E6 - Mrs Hat and Mrs Red
Mrs Sonya Redfern
1990 French And Saunders - Series 3 Various
1990 French And Saunders - Series 3 Writer
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E5 - Spaghetti Hoops
Francesca
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E4 - Oxford
Caroline
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E3 - GLC - The Carnage Continues...
Joan
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E2 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 2
  2. E1 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1
Frances
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E1 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1
Mrs. Shines
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4 Various
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
Mrs Cooper
1988 French And Saunders - Series 2 Various
1988 French And Saunders - Series 2 Writer
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E2 - More Bad News
Rachel
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Verity
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Old Lady
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Celebrity
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3 Various
1988 Comic Relief Host / Presenter
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
Geraldine Granger
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Self
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
1987 French And Saunders - Series 1 Various
1987 French And Saunders - Series 1 Writer
1987 Eat The Rich Debbie Draws
1986 Delve Special - Series 3
  1. E2 - Cowboys
Ensemble Actor
1986 Lenny Henry Tonite
  1. E4 - Neighbourhood Watch
Julia Disley
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E2 - Private Enterprise
Nayler
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Consuela
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Amanda Ripley
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Writer
1985 Happy Families Cook
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Amanda Ripley
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Writer
1985 The Supergrass Andrea
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E4 - Time
Easter Bunny
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E3 - Nasty
Devil in Advert
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Slags
Passion
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E5 - Eddie Monsoon - A Life?
Veronica
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E4 - Gino - Full Story And Pics
Fiona
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E4 - Gino - Full Story And Pics
Frances
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E3 - A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques
Jackie
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E2 - Susie
Susie
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E1 - Dirty Movie
Monica
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. Special - Five Go Mad On Mescalin
George
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2 Various
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Summer School
Ursula
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Summer School
Writer
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E3 - Bad News Tour
Tracy
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Beat Generation
Eleanor
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E1 - War
Hermine
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1 Various
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E5 - Interesting
Christian Evangelist
1982 The Comic Strip Presents... - Five Go Mad In Dorset
  1. Five Go Mad In Dorset
George
Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes Self
Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes Self

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