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Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, and actress. She has won three BAFTAs (including the BAFTA
BAFTA
Fellowship), an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or
Rose d'Or
Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a People's Choice Award. Saunders first found attention in the 1980s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. With her comedy partner Dawn French, she wrote and starred in their eponymous sketch show, French and Saunders, for which she and French received a BAFTA
BAFTA
fellowship in 2009. Saunders received acclaim through the early to mid-1990s for writing and playing the main character of Edina Monsoon
Edina Monsoon
in the BBC
BBC
sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She has guest-starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends
Friends
and won the People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
for voicing the evil Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek
Shrek
2. In 2015, Saunders voiced Queen Elizabeth II in the animated comedy film Minions, and in 2016 she voiced Nana Noodleman in the animated musical film Sing.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 Television

2.2.1 1980s and 1990s 2.2.2 2000s 2.2.3 2010s

2.3 Film

3 Personal life 4 Awards and recognition

4.1 Won 4.2 Nominated

5 Filmography 6 Writer 7 Bibliography 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Jennifer Jane Saunders was born on 6 July 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.[2][3] Her mother, Jane, was a biology teacher, and her father, Robert Thomas Saunders, served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF), reached the rank of Air Marshal
Air Marshal
and later worked for British Aerospace. She has three brothers.[4][5] As her father was in the armed forces, Saunders moved to different schools many times.[5] She was educated from the age of five to 18 in boarding schools and then at St Paul's Girls' School, an independent school in west London.[6] After school, she worked for a year in Italy as an au pair.[7] She later received a place at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London on a drama teachers' course in 1977,[5] where she met her future comedy partner, Dawn French.[8] Both came from RAF backgrounds. They had grown up on the same base, even having had the same best friend, without ever meeting.[4] The comic duo originally did not get on well, and as far as Saunders was concerned, French was a "cocky little upstart". The distrust was mutual: French considered Saunders snooty and uptight.[4] French actually wanted to become a drama teacher,[2] whereas Saunders loathed the idea and had not fully understood what the course was about; thus, she disliked French for being enthusiastic and confident about the course.[5] Saunders was shocked to find that she was actually taking courses to become a teacher, as her mother had filled out the application form. Her mother, however, was saddened when Saunders chose not to apply for an Oxbridge
Oxbridge
university education.[5] After the initial friction while at college, Saunders and French shared a flat together. French has remarked on Saunders's messy habits when sharing the house, stating, "When we lived together in Chalk Farm, she had a room at the top of the house. We got broken into and the police said, 'Well, it is quite bad, but the worst is that room at the top.' And, of course, nobody had been in there."[5] The two performed together after graduation, working the festival, cabaret,[5] and stand-up circuits. They formed a double-act called The Menopause Sisters. Saunders described the act, which involved wearing tampons in their ears, as "cringeworthy."[4] The manager of the club where they performed recalled, "They didn't seem to give a damn. There was no star quality about them at all."[4] Career[edit] Early career[edit] French and Saunders
French and Saunders
would eventually come to public attention as members of the informal comedy collective The Comic Strip, part of the alternative comedy scene in the early 1980s. They answered a 1980 advert in The Stage newspaper looking for female comedians to perform at The Comic Strip, which had, until that point, only had male performers.[2][4] When they walked into the audition, they were immediately told, "You're booked. When can you start?"[5] Both Saunders and French became continuing members of The Comic Strip, which included Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, and Robbie Coltrane, as well as Saunders' future husband Adrian Edmondson.[2][4] The group performed at the Boulevard Theatre, above Soho's Raymond Revuebar, and gained a cult following, with visiting audience members including Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, and Robin Williams, who once joined in the performance.[9] By the time French and Saunders
French and Saunders
became members of The Comic Strip, French was already working as a drama teacher, whilst Saunders was on the dole and spending a lot of her time sleeping in bed after the dole office closed for the day.[4] Television[edit]

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1980s and 1990s[edit] The comedy group appeared on Channel 4's first night on air, in the first episode of The Comic Strip Presents: Five Go Mad In Dorset, broadcast on 2 November 1982.[2][10] In the episodes "Bad News" and "More Bad News", Saunders plays a trashy rock journalist touring with the fictional heavy metal band Bad News.[citation needed] In 1985, Saunders starred in and co-wrote Girls on Top with French, Tracey Ullman, and Ruby Wax, which portrayed four eccentric women sharing a flat in London.[2] Saunders also appeared in Ben Elton's Happy Families where she played various members of the same family, including all four Fuddle sisters in the six-episode BBC
BBC
situation comedy. Saunders starred in a Comic Strip film called The Supergrass, a little-known parody of slick 1980s police dramas directed by Peter Richardson. Saunders played Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
playing Arthur Scargill's wife in Strike, a Comic Strip spoof on the 1984 miners' strike. She appeared twice as a guest on The Young Ones.[2] In 1987, she and French created French and Saunders, a popular sketch comedy series for the BBC, which aired until 2007.[11] By the end of the 1980s, the show was an established comedy programme and became a staple in BBC
BBC
viewing.[4] Saunders has appeared in Amnesty International's The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball live benefit in 1989, along with Dawn French
Dawn French
and others.[citation needed] Saunders and French followed separate careers as well as maintaining their comedy sketch show. Saunders' biggest solo success has been Absolutely Fabulous. The comedy was, in fact, based largely on a fourteen-minute French & Saunders sketch called "Modern Mother and Daughter". Saunders and French were going to star in the comedy together, but just as the studio had been booked, French received a long-awaited phone call confirming that an adoption agency had a new baby for her to adopt.[5] Saunders proceeded to star in the comedy. The series, which she wrote and starred in as the irresponsible fashion PR agent Edina Monsoon alongside Joanna Lumley, who played Patsy Stone, brought her international acclaim and attention.[2] The show ran for five full series, two telemovies, three special episodes, and a feature film over the course of twenty-four years from 1992 to 2016.[2] The series is also known as Ab Fab[4] and was broadcast in the United States
United States
on Comedy
Comedy
Central and BBC
BBC
America, becoming cult viewing.[12] Saunders has appeared on the American sitcoms Roseanne, playing Edina Monsoon in the episode "Satan, Darling", and Friends
Friends
as Andrea Waltham, the step-mother of Emily, Ross Geller's fiancée, in the episodes "The One After Ross Says Rachel" and "The One with Ross's Wedding". In 1999, she appeared alongside French in Let Them Eat Cake.[2] 2000s[edit]

“ I wanted to write something about the sort of community I was living in, why it works and how different it was. How life in the country didn’t have to be sinister. ”

— Saunders on her motivations for creating Jam & Jerusalem[13]

Saunders wrote and starred in a comedy drama about a Women's Institute entitled Jam & Jerusalem, also known as Clatterford in the United States. The first series aired in 2006, the second in 2008, and the third in 2009 on BBC
BBC
One.[14] The show starred David Mitchell, Sally Phillips, and Sue Johnston, as well as Dawn French
Dawn French
and Joanna Lumley.[citation needed] In 2007, Saunders and psychologist Tanya Byron[5] wrote BBC
BBC
Two's The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle about a neurotic daytime talk show host. The show ran for one series. Saunders played the eponymous character whose programme features crude headlines such as "Wife a slapper? Lie detector reveals all".[15] Also in 2007, the final series of French & Saunders aired. A Bucket o' French & Saunders featured a compilation of old and new sketches and aired on BBC
BBC
One in September 2007. It was the third show she had written in a year.[5] In 2008 and 2009, French & Saunders completed their final live tour, French & Saunders: Still Alive.[16] Saunders appeared on the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment of BBC
BBC
Two's motoring show Top Gear, posting a lap time of 1:46.1s, making her the fifth-fastest guest ever in the car that was used at that time. A self-confessed petrolhead, she has a passion for Alfa Romeos and has so far owned four.[17] 2010s[edit] In 2011, Saunders wrote and appeared in "Uptown Downstairs Abbey", the Comic Relief parody of the critically acclaimed historical television dramas Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
and Upstairs Downstairs. Playing the Dowager Countess, she starred alongside Lumley, Kim Cattrall, Victoria Wood, Harry Enfield, Patrick Barlow, Dale Winton, Olivia Colman, Tim Vine, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, and Harry Hill.[citation needed] In 2012, Saunders guest-starred in Dead Boss, a BBC
BBC
Three comedy set in the fictional Broadmarsh prison where she plays the cruel and work-shy governor, Margaret.[18] The show's creator, Sharon Horgan, stated that she 'begged' Saunders to take the role, having been a fan of Saunders' previous comedy work.[19] She also wrote the script for the Spice Girls-based jukebox musical Viva Forever!, which received some of the worst reviews of 2012 (and "arguably of all time"[20]). In 2013, Saunders starred as Connie in the BBC
BBC
adaptation of Blandings by P. G. Wodehouse. In 2017, Saunders appeared on the Simpsons episode "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" as an elderly woman accompanied around by Bart.[21] Film[edit] Saunders has also appeared in several films, such as In the Bleak Midwinter (1995), Muppet Treasure Island
Muppet Treasure Island
(1996), Fanny & Elvis (1999), and also made cameo appearances in the Spice Girls's film Spice World (1997) and Absolument fabuleux
Absolument fabuleux
(2001), a French film
French film
based on Absolutely Fabulous.[2][22] She most notably appeared in the internationally successful DreamWorks animated movie Shrek 2
Shrek 2
in 2004, providing the character voice of Princess Fiona's evil Fairy Godmother and singing the songs "The Fairy Godmother Song" and "Holding Out For a Hero." Her part took only four days to record.[4] The sequel broke the first Shrek's own box office record in the U.S in just a fortnight,[4] and it proceeded to make $353 million in just three weeks in the U.S.[23] Her role won the American People's Choice Award
People's Choice Award
for the best movie villain in 2005.[24] She voiced Miss Spink in the animated film Coraline, in which her comedy partner Dawn French
Dawn French
voiced a character called Miss Forcible. In 2015, she voiced Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
in the animated film Minions,[25][26] and in 2016, she voiced Miss Nana Noodleman in the animated film Sing. Personal life[edit] Saunders married Adrian Edmondson on 11 May 1985, in Cheshire. They have three daughters: Eleanor "Ella" Rose (born 22 January 1986, Hammersmith, London), Beatrice "Beattie" Louise (born 19 June 1987), and Freya (born 16 October 1990).[citation needed] In July 2010, Saunders stated that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer the previous October,[27] and was in remission following a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.[28] On 27 August 2012, Saunders and Edmondson became grandparents when their daughter Ella gave birth to a boy, Fred.[29] They became grandparents for the second time in February 2014 when Ella gave birth to another son, Albert Rafferty.[30] Ella gave birth to their first granddaughter, Ivy, in August 2016. Saunders published her autobiography, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, in October 2013.[31] She has volunteered for Dress for Success, a non-profit organisation which gives free clothes and advice about job interviews to women who are unemployed.[32] Awards and recognition[edit] Along with Dawn French, Saunders declined an OBE in 2001.[33][34] In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.[35] Saunders was placed 93rd out of E!'s 100 Sexiest British Stars. She also came 18th for Best British Role Models for teenage girls in Britain according to Good Housekeeping Magazine.[citation needed] Saunders was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter in July 2007.[36] In July 2011, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Edge Hill University.[37] In 2005, Saunders was named the fourth funniest woman in Britain in a poll of 4,000 women.[38] To date, she has been nominated for and received many awards, including: Won[edit]

1991: Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Award for TV Light Entertainment - French & Saunders.[39] 1993: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Comedy
Comedy
Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)[40] 1993: Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Award TV for Situation Comedy
Comedy
- Absolutely Fabulous.[39] 1993: British Comedy
Comedy
Award for Top Female Performer[41] 1994: International Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for popular arts - Absolutely Fabulous[42] 2002: Honorary Rose Award - awarded with Dawn French[43] 2005: People's Choice Award
People's Choice Award
for Favorite Movie Villain - Shrek 2
Shrek 2
[44] 2009: BAFTA
BAFTA
Fellowship - awarded with Dawn French[45] 2012: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Female Performance In a Comedy Programme - Absolutely Fabulous[46]

Nominated[edit]

1993: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Light Entertainment Performance for - Absolutely Fabulous[40] 1993: British Comedy
Comedy
Award for Best Comedy
Comedy
Actress - Absolutely Fabulous[citation needed] 1994: British Comedy
Comedy
Award for Best TV Comedy
Comedy
Actress - Absolutely Fabulous[citation needed] 1995: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Comedy
Comedy
Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)[47]</ref> 1996: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Comedy
Comedy
Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)[48] 1997: BAFTA Television Award
BAFTA Television Award
for Best Comedy
Comedy
Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman, Bob Spiers and Janice Thomas)[49]

Filmography[edit]

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Television

Year Programme Role Notes

1982–1998 2011–2012 The Comic Strip Presents... Various characters Main cast 30 episodes (plus 6 specials)

1982–1984 The Young Ones Helen Mucus/Sue 2 episodes: "Interesting" and "Time"

1985 Happy Families Granny Fuddle

1985–1986 Girls on Top Jennifer Marsh 13 episodes

1987–2007 French and Saunders Various characters Main cast (46 episodes)

1992–1996 2001–2004 2011–2012 Absolutely Fabulous Edina Monsoon Also creator and writer 35 episodes (plus 4 aired specials)

1996 Roseanne Edina Monsoon 1 episode: "Satan, Darling"

1998 Friends Andrea Waltham 2 episodes: "The One with Ross's Wedding: Part Two" and "The One After Ross Says Rachel"

1999 Let Them Eat Cake Colombine 6 episodes

2000 Mirrorball Vivienne Keill TV pilot

2006–2009 Jam & Jerusalem Caroline Martin

2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle Vivienne Vyle 6 episodes

2011–2014 This is Jinsy Miss Reason

2012 Dead Boss Governor Margaret 6 episodes

2013–2014 Blandings Lady Constance Keeble 13 episodes

2014 The Boy in the Dress Miss Windsor TV Movie

2015–present Josh Judith 3 episodes

2017 The Simpsons Phoebe Voice, 1 episode: "Looking for Mr. Goodbart"

2017 Grandpa's Great Escape Miss Dandy TV Movie

2019 Moominvalley Mymble Voice, in production

Film

Year Film Role Notes

1985 The Supergrass Lesley Reynolds

1987 Eat the Rich Lady Caroline

1995 In the Bleak Midwinter Nancy Crawford

1996 Muppet Treasure Island Mrs. Bluveridge

1997 Spice World Fashionable Woman

2001 Absolument fabuleux Herself French adaptation of the series; cameo appearance

2004 Shrek
Shrek
2 Fairy Godmother Voice

2009 Coraline Miss April Spink Voice

2015 Minions Elizabeth II Voice

2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina Monsoon Also writer

Sing Nana Noodleman Voice

2018 Patrick TBA

Writer[edit]

2016: Ab Fab: The Movie (writer) 2012: Viva Forever! (writer) 2006: Jam & Jerusalem (16 episodes, 2006–2009) 2008: French and Saunders
French and Saunders
Still Alive (V) (writer) 2007: The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
(6 episodes, 2007) 2007: A Bucket o' French & Saunders (5 episodes, 2007) 2001: Absolument fabuleux
Absolument fabuleux
(creator: TV series Absolutely Fabulous) 2000: Mirrorball (TV) (writer) 2000: French & Saunders Live (V) (writer) 1999: The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV) (writer) 1998: Absolutely Fabulous: A Life (V) (writer) 1998: Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (V) (original idea) 1996: Roseanne (1 episode, 1996) 1993: French and Saunders
French and Saunders
Live (V) (writer) 1992: Absolutely Fabulous
Absolutely Fabulous
(38 episodes, 1992–2012) 1991: Comic Relief (TV) (uncredited) 1987: French and Saunders
French and Saunders
(38 episodes, 1987–2005) 1986: Comic Relief (TV) (writer) 1984: The Comic Strip Presents... (2 episodes, 1984–1986) 1985: Girls on Top TV series (unknown episodes) 1981: The Comic Strip (TV) (writer)

Bibliography[edit]

Absolutely Fabulous: Continuity Absolutely Fabulous
Absolutely Fabulous
(scripts from the show) Absolutely Fabulous
Absolutely Fabulous
2 (more scripts from the show) A Feast of French and Saunders
French and Saunders
(with Dawn French)

Autobiography

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (Viking, 2013)

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