Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

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Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedienne, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a Peoples Choice Award.

She first came into widespread attention in the 1980s and early 1990s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Along with her comedy partner Dawn French, she writes and stars in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders, and has received international acclaim for writing and playing the lead role of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

In her other work, she has guest starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends, and won the American People's Choice Award for voicing the wicked Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. More recently, she wrote and starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

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YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018Lady Windermere's FanThe Duchess of Berwick2018-03-20
2018Grandpa's Great EscapeMiss Dandy2018-01-01
2017300 Years of French and Saunders2017-12-25
2016SingNana (voice)2016-12-21
2016Stick ManNarrator (voice)2016-10-05
2016British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at OurselvesComedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited)2016-09-12
2016Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieEdina Monsoon2016-07-22
2015MinionsReine Elizabeth II (voice)2015-07-10
2014The Boy in the DressMiss Windsor2014-12-26
2012The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever!2012-12-24
2011The Hunt for Tony BlairLady Thatcher2011-10-15
2009CoralineMiss Spink (voice)2009-02-06
2008French and Saunders: Still AliveHerself2008-11-17
2006L'entente cordialeGwendoline McFarlane2006-06-21
2004Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?Herself2004-11-15
2004Shrek 2Fairy Godmother (voice)2004-05-19
2001Absolutely FabulousElle-même2001-08-28
2000French & Saunders - LiveVarious roles2000-11-20
1998Spice WorldFashionable Woman1998-01-22
1996Absolutely Fabulous: The Last ShoutEdina Monsoon1996-11-06
1996Muppet Treasure IslandMrs. Bluveridge1996-02-16
1996A Midwinter's TaleNancy1996-02-09
1989The Secret Policeman’s Biggest BallHerself1989-01-01
1988Eat the Rich1988-04-22
1988Mr Jolly Lives Next Door1988-03-05
1988The StrikeMeryl Streep as Mrs Scargill1988-02-20
1988The Supergrass1988-02-04
1981The Comic Strip1981-01-01