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Jennifer Saunders

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.

Awards

  • BAFTA Television Awards 2012 - Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 2009 - BAFTA Fellowship: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1997 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1996 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1995 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1993 - Best Comedy: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1993 - Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
Gender
Female
Nationality
England
Born
Sunday 6th July 1958 (61 years-old)

Family

Daughter
Beattie Edmondson

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 There's Something About Movies - Series 3 Announced Team Captain
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 27
  1. Special - Compilation
Guest
2020 What's Funny About...
  1. E3 - Absolutely Fabulous
Guest
2019 Would I Lie To You? - Series 13
  1. Special - The Unseen Bits
  2. E6 - Episode Six
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 The Harry Hill Sitcom Cancelled Mum
2018 Patrick Teacher
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 56
  1. Special - Have I Got 2018 News For You
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
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 Various
2017 French And Saunders - 300 Years Of French And Saunders Writer
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 Edina
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Writer
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Executive Producer
2016 The Graham Norton Show - Series 19
  1. Special - Highlights
  2. E14 - Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Rebel Wilson, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme
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. Special - Unseen - Vol 2
  2. Special - Unseen - Vol 1
  3. Special - Best Of - Vol 1
  4. E2 - Episode Two
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. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E3 - Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Saunders, Cher
Guest
2013 Jennifer Saunders - Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Host / Presenter
2013 Jennifer Saunders - Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Writer
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. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E9 - Dustin Hoffman, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Matt Smith, Amy Macdonald
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 Absolutely Fabulous - Olympics Special Edina
2012 Absolutely Fabulous - Olympics Special Writer
2011 Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s Self
2011 Absolutely Fabulous - 2011 Christmas Specials Edina
2011 Absolutely Fabulous - 2011 Christmas Specials Writer
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 10
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E5 - Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Saunders, JLS
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. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2009 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 3 Caroline Martin
2009 Jam & Jerusalem - Series 3 Writer
2007 A Bucket O' French And Saunders Various
2007 The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle Vivienne Vyle
2007 The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle Writer
2004 Absolutely Fabulous - White Box Edina
2004 Absolutely Fabulous - White Box Writer
2003 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 5 Edina
2003 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 5 Writer
2002 Absolutely Fabulous - Gay Edina
2002 Absolutely Fabulous - Gay Writer
2001 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 Edina
2001 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 Writer
2000 Mirrorball Vivienne Keill
1999 Let Them Eat Cake Colombine
1998 The Comic Strip Presents... - Four Men In A Car
  1. Four Men In A Car
Helen
1996 Absolutely Fabulous - The Last Shout Edina
1996 Absolutely Fabulous - The Last Shout Writer
1995 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 3 Edina
1995 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 3 Writer
1994 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 2 Edina
1994 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 2 Writer
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
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1 Edina
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1 Writer
1992 Absolutely Fabulous Creator
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. E2 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 2
  2. E1 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1
Cathy
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
Monica
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 Host / Presenter
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Meryl Streep
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Cher
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E2 - Private Enterprise
Debbie
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Jessica
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Jennifer Marsh
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Writer
1985 Happy Families The Fuddle Family
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Jennifer Marsh
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Writer
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E4 - Time
Helen Mucus
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Slags
Little Sister
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Slags
Writer
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 might be found here:
Jennifer Saunders on IMDb

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