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Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London, where she met ... See full bio »
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Known For

Absolutely Fabulous
(1992-2012)
Coraline
Coraline Miss April Spink / Other Spink
(2009)
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 Fairy Godmother
(2004)
French and Saunders
French and Saunders Various Characters / Batman / Beatrice Idiot / Bruce Wayne / Dr. Quimn / Grandalf / Herself / Louise / Mother Superior / Porc Dim Sun / Scarlett / The Thin Dark One / Various characters / Various roles
(1987-2005)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 Josh (TV Series)
Judith
- Cut & Dried (2016) ... Judith
- Mum & Dad (2015) ... Judith
 2016 Sing
Nana (voice)
 2016 Have You Been Paying Attention? (TV Series)
- Episode #5.13 (2016)
 2015 Stick Man (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Minions
The Queen (voice)
 2015 The Classic Car Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (2015)
 2015 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Reverend Jen
- The Bishop of Dibley (2015) ... Reverend Jen
 2014 The Boy in the Dress (TV Movie)
Miss Windsor
 2011-2014 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Miss Reason / Voice of Miss Reason
- The Golden Woggle (2014) ... Miss Reason
- Population 791 (2014) ... Miss Reason
- The Speckled Pom-Pom (2014) ... Miss Reason
- Penny's Pendant (2014) ... Miss Reason
- Double Duck (2014) ... Miss Reason
 1982-2012 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Anne / Margaret Thatcher / Cathy / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Anne
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Helen
- Jealousy (1993) ... Jane / Margory
- Demonella (1993) ... The Devil
 1992-2012 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Edina
- Olympics (2012) ... Edina
- Job (2012) ... Edina
- Identity (2011) ... Edina
- White Box (2004) ... Edina
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... Edina
 2012 Dead Boss (TV Series)
Governor Margaret
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Governor Margaret
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Governor Margaret
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Governor Margaret
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Governor Margaret
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Governor Margaret
 2006-2009 Clatterford (TV Series)
Caroline Martin
- Ladies in Lavender (2009) ... Caroline Martin
- New Beginnings (2009) ... Caroline Martin (uncredited)
- Missing Persons (2009) ... Caroline Martin
- Dinner Party (2009) ... Caroline Martin
- Working from Home (2009) ... Caroline Martin
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Various Characters
 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series)
Vivienne Vyle
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Vivienne Vyle
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Vivienne Vyle
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Vivienne Vyle
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Vivienne Vyle
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Vivienne Vyle
 2007 The Vivienne Vyle Show (TV Movie)
Vivienne Vyle
 2006 L'entente cordiale
Gwendoline McFarlane
 1987-2005 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Various Characters / Grandalf / Porc Dim Sun / ...
- Christmas Celebrity Special (2005) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.6 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.5 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.4 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.3 (2004) ... Various Characters
 2004 Fable (Video Game) (voice)
 2004 Shrek 2
Fairy Godmother (voice)
 2004 White Box (TV Movie)
Edina
 2002 Pongwiffy (TV Series)
Sharkadder (voice)
 2001 Absolument fabuleux
Une spectatrice du défilé
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short)
Vivienne Keill
 2000 French & Saunders Live (Video)
Various roles
 1999 Fanny and Elvis
Roanna
 1999 The Magician's House (TV Series)
The Rat (voice)
 1998 The Collection (TV Mini-Series)
Edina
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Edina Monsoon
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Mrs. Bluveridge
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Nancy Crawford
 1993 French and Saunders Live (Video)
Various roles
 1993 Prince Cinders (Short)
Fairy (voice)
 1990 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (TV Movie)
Dorcas
 1990 Rita Rudner (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Badsister 1
- Garbage (1989) ... Badsister 1
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Badsister 1
- Sapsorrow (1988) ... Badsister 1
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video)
Anita Harris (segment "How to Get off with a Lady")
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series) (1986)
 1985-1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Jennifer Marsh
- Lower the Donkey (1986) ... Jennifer Marsh
- Mr. Yummy Brownie (1986) ... Jennifer Marsh
- Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) ... Jennifer Marsh
- Who's Ya Uncle Shelley? (1986) ... Jennifer Marsh
- Big Snogs (1986) ... Jennifer Marsh
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Granny Fuddle / Madeleine / Joyce / ...
- Reunion (1985) ... Granny Fuddle / Cassie / Madeleine / ...
- Roxanne (1985) ... Roxanne / Granny Fuddle
- Joyce (1985) ... Joyce / Roxanne / Granny Fuddle
- Madeleine (1985) ... Madeleine / Granny Fuddle / Joyce
 1985 The Supergrass
Lesley Reynolds
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Helen Mucus / Sue
- Time (1984) ... Helen Mucus
- Interesting (1982) ... Sue
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Short)
Jennifer
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Other Works:

Music video for Pet Shop Boys: "Absolutely Fabulous". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

French & Saunders | French and Saunders | Saunders

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I used to take someone with me for the chemotherapy so I could do jokes. You always try and find something absurd. See more »

Trivia:

Originally auditioned for the voice-part of Ursula in The Little Mermaid (1989) by recording an audio tape, but she was turned down for the part. However, Steven Spielberg heard the tape many years later and by his request, she was cast as the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 (2004). See more »

Nickname:

Jen

Star Sign:

Cancer

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