Dawn French

Actor, Comedian
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Born: 10/10/1957 in Holyhead, Wales, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

The Graham Norton Show 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animals United 2010 (Movie)

(Voice)

Coraline 2009 (Movie)

Miss Forcible (Voice)

Clatterford 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

French & Saunders Christmas Celebrity Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Fat Lady in Painting (Actor)

Wild West 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Charlene (Actor)

David Copperfield 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Milk 1999 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

Baker's Wife (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jim Henson Hour 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Eat the Rich 1988 (Movie)

Debbie Draws (Actor)

Live From London 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Supergrass 1988 (Movie)

Andrea (Actor)

More Bad News 1986 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door 1986 (Movie)

Woman in Bubble Car (Actor)

The Strike 1986 (Movie)

Verity/Old Lady/Celebrity (Actor)

Sleeping Murder (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Absolutely Fabulous 2001 - 2004, 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Creator

Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Writer

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Source Material

Absolutely Fabulous New York Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (1)

Absolument fabuleux 2001 (Movie)

from TV series("Absolutely Fabulous") (Other)

Relationships

Lenny Henry

Husband

EDUCATION

Spence School

Central School of Speech and Drama

Milestones

2010

Creates and co-stars in "Roger & Val Have Just Got In"

2006

Reunites with Saunders for "Jam & Jerusalem"

2005

Plays "The Fat Lady" in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

1994

Critical and ratings hit with "The Vicar of Dibley"

1991

First solo success with "Murder Most Horrid"

1987

Begins long-running "French and Saunders" series

1985

French and Saunders write and co-star in "Girls on Top"

1982

Appears with Saunders on "The Comic Strip Presents…"

1980

Teams with Jennifer Saunders in the comedy troupe "The Comic Strip"

Bonus Trivia

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The title of her 2008 autobiography, Dear Fatty, is derived from her nickname for Jennifer Saunders.

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Spokesperson for Terry's Chocolate Orange, a UK candy, and Churchill Insurance Company.

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Named as the female celebrity most UK women identify with in a 2006 poll.

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Was nominated for and declined an OBE (Order of the British Empire) with Saunders in 2001.

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Appeared in music videos for songs by Alison Moyet ("Love Letters," 1987, and "Whispering Your Name," 1994) and Kate Bush ("Experiment IV, 1986).

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Has penned two books on knitting, which is her favorite pastime.

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Named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by the BBC Radio program "Woman's Hour."

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