Developed and starred in BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous with Dawn France from 1992 to 2012. She also supplied the voices from the Fairy Godmother in the film Shrek 2 as well as the Queen in Minions. She proved helpful as an au set in Italy to get a season after graduating senior high school. She authored the reserve Absolutely Fantastic 2. She wedded Adrian Edmondson in 1985. Jointly, that they had three daughters. She performed a personality in Shrek 2 with Eddie Murphy.
Full Name Jennifer Saunders
Date Of Birth July 6, 1958
Place Of Birth Sleaford, England
Height 1.66 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of Manchester, St Paul's Girls' School
Nationality English, British
Spouse Ade Edmondson
Children Beattie Edmondson, Ella Edmondson, Freya Edmondson
Awards BAFTA Fellowship, Glamour Award for Outstanding Contribution, British Academy Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Villain, British Comedy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy
Music Groups Lananeeneenoonoo
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress
Movies Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Sing, Minions, Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island, The Supergrass, Stick Man, Spice World, Eat the Rich, Absolutely Fabulous, Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey, French and Saunders: Live, The Hunt for Tony Blair, Fanny and Elvis, Prince Cinders, In the Bleak Midwinter, Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan, L'Entente Cordiale, French & Saunders: Live, South Atlantic Raiders, French & Saunders: Gentlemen Prefer French & Saunders, The Magician's House, The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball, More Bad News
TV Shows Absolutely Fabulous, Dead Boss, Jam & Jerusalem, French and Saunders, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, The Magician's House, Let Them Eat Cake, Girls on Top, Happy Families, A Bucket O' French And Saunders, Pongwiffy, This is Jinsy, Blandings, Comic Relief, Mirrorball
Star Sign Cancer
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).
The name of her character, Edina Monsoon, on Absolutely Fabulous (1992) is a play on the name "Eddie Monsoon," which in turn is a play on her husband, Adrian Edmondson's surname that he has used as a character name in comedy performances.
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I absolutely love Scotland. I'm always happy there.
I did grieve a bit when I wasn't having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring.
I haven't got time in my life to do all the things I should be doing, like running and dieting and decorating my house, buying some furniture.
I cannot do confrontation. You know that fight or flight thing? I'm flight. I just don't want the argument.
Me just being myself in public or on TV is the biggest nightmare in the world.
My job gives me the attention I'd otherwise crave.
I'm a walkawayer. If someone brings me a really crap meal in a restaurant I will tell them it's wonderful and then just never go to the restaurant again. I think that's the best way to do it generally, rather than sit and fight and annoy your head. Just pretend to enjoy it and then leave.
I always swore I would never write a book. But I read Clare Balding's and it was really interesting and so prettily written and lovely and not too revealing. I went to her book launch and met her editor who said 'why don't you think about it? You can do it however you want, based on your characters or you.'
No, sometimes we just have to take liberties because the idea was so good. I wish we'd just gone with the idea that Patsy had been a man. It would have been fantastic.
You get crushes on people. You have to see them every day in that week. They're a fantastic person, and it could be a man or a woman.
But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we've made rules now. We've said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off.
Commissioners are obsessed with young people, which is funny because they don't watch telly - only old people do.
I did want a boy child because I had this romantic idea that a boy child when he's 16 takes his mother out for dinner.
I think the idea of losing your hair is still very potent, emotional thing.
I'd much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I'd rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.
At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.
I came to the Kardashians a bit late, and I'm still just gob-smacked. Who are these people?
I can remember the first face-lift show that came on. I rang up everyone - are you watching? I'm watching.
I recommend a little dose of cancer to anyone.
I think it is a bit harder for women starting in comedy.
I think people imagine that your fame somehow sort of equates with how much you get paid.
I used to take someone with me for the chemotherapy so I could do jokes. You always try and find something absurd.
I'm my own worst critic. I could tell the critics a thing or two about my shows.
I've never had Botox. But I like people to imagine I have.
Lacroix has been fantastic. He's very nice. He gets the joke, and I think that's a good thing.
The truth is, you can be honest with your friends - but you just can't be honest with the general public if you want to keep your friends.
The way certain men treat women is influenced by the Internet a lot.
Well, I'm lucky because, you see, I'll probably bounce back from this role.
Well, I would definitely give up performing... But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it's just hilarious. I would miss that.
When you are doing chemo, you have a load of time.
There were a lot of areas we didn't cover that I'm hoping to cover if we do some specials. One is to see more of Patsy's home and her home life, which is just the saddest thing.
I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something, would say, I'm going to look that up. And I've become that person - I've become the reference-book person.
I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you've soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I'd say, look, this is the good thing, and you can't compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.
I remember when the first police scary video thing came out, and you thought, wow, ooh, look at this, come and look, come and look. And now it's on every channel.
I think when Madonna did sexy stuff, she looked more in control. And I think it looked more like she was breaking boundaries. Today, it feels like it's pandering to everything that's wrong, and I don't think it's nice, especially for young girls.
I write for women because it's the only way I can use what I've experienced. It's good that people like what I write, but I don't want to go down the feminist path.
I'm a really good driver. I've been driving since I was very small, and I do like driving fast. I remember the first time my dad taught me that when you go into a corner you change down then put your foot right down on the way out. I'm very competitive about driving.
I'm a total petrolhead. My three brothers and I used to ride scrambling bikes in the field near where we lived. We all liked cars. I've always loved the smell of an engine.
Like all girls, when I was growing up, I always worried about this bit of me being too fat or that bit. But I look back at pictures of me when I was young, and I was thin and gorgeous.
Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close.
My daughters related to something in the Spice Girls that made them feel better about being female. They truly started to believe girls could do anything. They could be fat, thin, anything they wanted to be.
The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them, so that without each other, actually, they couldn't exist. They support each other. They support their flaws and everything else.
They have become part of us in that if we get dressed up as them, we don't actually have to have a script. You can just become them. You just become nervy.
We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.
We were watching the first series recently, and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm. At that point we didn't involve ourselves technically at all - we just messed about and told our jokes - and it looks a bit like that.
When I was a child, a lot of my time was spent in Scotland because my mother's Scottish, and we used to go up to Ayrshire and visit relations in a place called Dalry.
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