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Jennifer Saunders is a British actor, writer and comedian who rose to stardom during the alternative comedy revolution of the 1980s alongside double-act partner Dawn French and regular collaborators such as Ruby Wax, Rik Mayall and her husband, Adrian Edmondson. She and French starred in their own self-titled sketch series from 1987, French And Saunders, and during the 1990s Saunders became an international cult icon in her own hedonistic sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous.

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Born
Sunday 6th July 1958
Member of
Nationality
English

Awards

British LGBT Awards 2021
Top 10 Celebrity Allies: Nominee
British Podcast Awards 2021
The Spotlight Award: Nominee (French And Saunders: Titting About)
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast: Longlisted (French And Saunders: Titting About)
BAFTA Television Awards 2012
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2009
BAFTA Fellowship: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2004
Outstanding Achievement In Comedy: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 1997
Best Comedy: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 1996
Best Female TV Comic: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1996
Best Comedy: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1995
Best Comedy: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1993
Best Comedy: Winner
British Comedy Awards 1993
Best Female TV Comic: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 1993
Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 1990
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Chuck Steel: Night Of The Trampires Dr. Alex Cular (Voice)
2021 French And Saunders: Funny Women Host / Presenter
2021 Raj! Boudica, The Dowager Duchess of Scathingtongue
2021 There's Something About Movies - Series 4 Team Captain
2021 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2021 Man & Witch: The Dance Of A Thousand Steps Brand New Goose (Voice)
2020 Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen? Selina Mountjoy
2020 Have I Got News For You - Series 60
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - Have I Got 2020 News For You
Host / Presenter
2020 There's Something About Movies - Series 3 Team Captain
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 28
  1. E10 - Gal Gadot, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Saunders, Claudia Winkleman, Nicola Coughlan, Lee Mack, MyFly
Guest
2020 What's Funny About... - Series 1
  1. E3 - Absolutely Fabulous
Guest
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 27
  1. Special - Compilation
Guest
2019 Would I Lie To You? - Series 13
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2019 There's Something About Movies - Series 2 Team Captain
2019 The Graham Norton Show - Series 26
  1. E16 - Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Jennifer Saunders, Patrick Stewart, Michael Kiwanuka
Guest
2019 Utterly Outrageous Comedy Narrator
2019 There's Something About Movies - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Team Captain
2018 Patrick Teacher
2018 The Harry Hill Sitcom Cancelled Mum
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 56
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. Special - Have I Got 2018 News For You
Host / Presenter
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 23
  1. E10 - Usain Bolt, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Saunders, Beattie Edmondson, Rob Brydon
Guest
2018 Funny Women: French & Saunders Self (Archive Material)
2018 Grandpa's Great Escape Miss Dandy
2017 Stuck Cancelled Actor
2017 French And Saunders - 300 Years Of French And Saunders Writer
2017 French And Saunders - 300 Years Of French And Saunders Various
2017 Tommy Cooper Forever Self
2017 Josh - Series 3
  1. E1 - Rope Swings & Roundabouts
Judith Anderson
2016 Josh - Series 2
  1. E3 - Cut & Dried
Judith Anderson
2016 We Love Sitcom Guest
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Executive Producer
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Writer
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina
2016 The Graham Norton Show - Series 19
  1. E14 - Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Rebel Wilson, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme
  2. Special - Highlights
Guest
2016 Insert Name Here - Series 1
  1. E3 - Kate
Guest
2015 Josh - Series 1
  1. E2 - Mum & Dad
Judith Anderson
2015 A League Of Their Own - Series 9
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - Best Of - Vol 1
  3. Special - Unseen - Vol 1
  4. Special - Unseen - Vol 2
Guest
2015 The Vicar Of Dibley - Comic Relief 2015
  1. The Bishop Of Dibley
Rival Reverend
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 16
  1. Special - Comic Relief Special
Guest
2015 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 8
  1. E5 - Jennifer Saunders, Paddy McGuinness, Matt Lucas, Romesh Ranganathan
Guest
2014 The Boy In The Dress Miss Windsor
2014 Have I Got News For You - Series 48
  1. E1 - Episode One
Host / Presenter
2014 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014
Self
2014 The Guess List
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 12
  1. E3 - BGT Judges, Jennifer Saunders, Noel Edmonds, The Vamps
Guest
2014 Have I Got News For You - Series 47
  1. E1 - Episode One
Host / Presenter
2014 The Last Leg - Series 3
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2014 Blandings - Series 2 Connie
2014 This Is Jinsy - Series 2 Miss Reason (Voice)
2014 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 6
  1. E1 - Jennifer Saunders, Naomie Harris, Jamie Cullum, Paddy McGuiness
Guest
2013 Have I Got News For You - Series 46
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2013 The Graham Norton Show - Series 14
  1. E3 - Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Saunders, Cher
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2013 Jennifer Saunders - Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Writer
2013 Jennifer Saunders - Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Host / Presenter
2013 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2013
Guest
2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 10
  1. E6 - Jennifer Saunders, Bill Bailey, Charlie Brooks, Fun
Guest
2013 Blandings - Series 1 Connie
2012 The Graham Norton Show - Series 12
  1. E9 - Dustin Hoffman, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Matt Smith, Amy Macdonald
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2012 The Comic Strip Presents... - Five Go To Rehab
  1. Five Go To Rehab
Anne
2012 Chain Reaction - Series 8
  1. E6 - Caitlin Moran interviews Jennifer Saunders
Guest
2012 Gates
  1. E1 - Episode One
Script Editor
2012 Dead Boss Governor Margaret
2012 Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute (as French & Saunders) Self
2012 Absolutely Fabulous - Olympics Special Writer
2012 Absolutely Fabulous - Olympics Special Edina
2011 Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s Self
2011 Absolutely Fabulous - 2011 Christmas Specials Writer
2011 Absolutely Fabulous - 2011 Christmas Specials Edina
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 10
  1. E5 - Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Saunders, JLS
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2011 The Comic Strip Presents... - The Hunt For Tony Blair
  1. The Hunt For Tony Blair
Margaret Thatcher
2011 This Is Jinsy - Series 1 Miss Reason (Voice)
2011 Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s Host / Presenter
2011 My Favourite Joke
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self (Archive Material)
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2009 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 3 Writer
2009 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 3 Caroline Martin
2008 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 2 Writer
2008 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 2 Caroline Martin
2007 The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle Writer
2007 The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle Vivienne Vyle
2007 A Bucket O' French And Saunders Various
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Self (Archive Material)
2006 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 1 Writer
2006 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 1 Caroline Martin
2005 French And Saunders - 2005 Specials Writer
2005 French And Saunders - 2005 Specials Various
2004 Absolutely Fabulous - White Box Writer
2004 Absolutely Fabulous - White Box Edina
2004 Arena: Remember The Secret Policeman's Ball? Self
2004 French And Saunders - Series 6 Writer
2004 French And Saunders - Series 6 Various
2003 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 5 Writer
2003 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 5 Edina
2003 French And Saunders - 2003 Specials Writer
2003 French And Saunders - 2003 Specials Various
2002 Absolutely Fabulous - Gay Writer
2002 Absolutely Fabulous - Gay Edina
2002 French And Saunders - 2002 Specials Writer
2002 French And Saunders - 2002 Specials Various
2001 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 Edina
2001 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 Writer
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything Writer
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything Ensemble Actor
2000 Mirrorball Writer
2000 Mirrorball Vivienne Keill
1999 French And Saunders - 1999 Specials Writer
1999 French And Saunders - 1999 Specials Various
1999 Let Them Eat Cake Colombine
1998 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1998 Writer
1998 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1998 Various
1998 The Comic Strip Presents... - Four Men In A Car
  1. Four Men In A Car
Helen
1996 Absolutely Fabulous - The Last Shout Writer
1996 Absolutely Fabulous - The Last Shout Edina
1996 French And Saunders - Series 5 Writer
1996 French And Saunders - Series 5 Various
1995 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 3 Writer
1995 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 3 Edina
1994 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1994 Writer
1994 French And Saunders - Christmas Special 1994 Various
1994 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 2 Writer
1994 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 2 Edina
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 5
  1. E6 - Jealousy
Jane Margory
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 5
  1. E5 - Demonella
The Devil
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 5
  1. E2 - Space Virgins From Planet Sex
Needle
1993 French And Saunders - Series 4 Writer
1993 French And Saunders - Series 4 Various
1992 Absolutely Fabulous Creator
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1 Writer
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1 Edina
1992 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1992 Specials
  1. E1 - Red Nose Of Courage
Margaret Thatcher
1992 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1992 Specials
  1. Special - Wild Turkey
Neighbour
1990 French And Saunders - Series 3 Writer
1990 French And Saunders - Series 3 Various
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E5 - Spaghetti Hoops
Maria
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E4 - Oxford
Hannah
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E3 - GLC - The Carnage Continues...
Ice Maiden
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E1 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1
  2. E2 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 2
Cathy
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
Monica
1988 French And Saunders - Series 2 Writer
1988 French And Saunders - Series 2 Various
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E2 - More Bad News
Sally
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Meryl
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
Self
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Meryl Streep
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Cher
1988 Comic Relief Host / Presenter
1987 French And Saunders - Series 1 Writer
1987 French And Saunders - Series 1 Various
1987 Eat The Rich Lady Caroline
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E2 - Private Enterprise
Debbie
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Writer
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Jessica
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Jennifer Marsh
1985 Happy Families The Fuddle Family
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Jennifer Marsh
1985 The Supergrass Lesley
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E4 - Time
Helen Mucus
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Slags
Writer
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Slags
Little Sister
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E5 - Eddie Monsoon - A Life?
Doreen
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E4 - Gino - Full Story And Pics
Angie
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E3 - A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques
Shona
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E2 - Susie
Lorna
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E1 - Dirty Movie
June
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. Special - Five Go Mad On Mescalin
Anne
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Summer School
Liz
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E3 - Bad News Tour
Sally
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Beat Generation
Anne
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1 Various
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E5 - Interesting
Sue
1982 The Comic Strip Presents... - Five Go Mad In Dorset
  1. Five Go Mad In Dorset
Anne

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Jennifer Saunders on IMDb

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