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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 October 1957Holyhead, Wales, UK
Birth NameDawn Roma French
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dawn French was born on October 11, 1957 in Holyhead, Wales as Dawn Roma French. She is an actress and writer, known for Coraline (2009), French and Saunders (1987) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). She has been married to Mark Bignell since April 20, 2013. She was previously married to Lenny Henry.

Spouse (2)

Mark Bignell (20 April 2013 - present)
Lenny Henry (20 October 1984 - 25 October 2010) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Longtime comedy partner of Jennifer Saunders, though each works on projects without the other.
Has a deep and abiding interest in helping women of size find attractive clothing and, to that end, co-wrote two books on knitting -- "Big Knits" and "Great Big Knits" -- and founded a clothing store that carries fashionable and affordable designs.
Was revealed that she and comedy partner Jennifer Saunders declined Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honours "for services to comedy drama" in 2001. [December 2003]
She originally studied to be a drama teacher.
Former sister-in-law of Paul Henry.
When she was age 19, she lost her father (he took his own life).
She and her first husband, Lenny Henry, have a daughter, Billie Henry (b.1991 and adopted in infancy).

Personal Quotes (3)

Brit sitcom is usually good character observation and less gags. The Americans love the comedy to be high gag quota and slick.
Fawlty Towers was an enormous favorite. I once laughed so hard with my dad at this series that I actually wet my pants and then my dad wet his. We were in genuine physical pain with laughing. Lovely
I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian - even though I'd like to be one when I grow up.

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