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Jennifer Saunders was born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to Jane, a biology teacher, and Robert Thomas Saunders, an RAF pilot. 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 ... See full bio »

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(1992-2012)
French and Saunders Various Characters / Various characters / Batman / Beatrice Idiot / Bonnie Tyler / Bruce Wayne / Dr. Quimn / Gladys Knight / Grandalf / Katharine Hepburn / Louise / Mel C / Mother Superior / Pork Dim-Sum / Scarlett / Self / The Thin Dark One / Various roles / rapper Sceptic
(1987-2017)
Shrek 2 Fairy Godmother
(2004)

Filmography

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  Man & Witch (post-production)
Goose (voice)
  The Pentaverate (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
  This Is the Night Mail (post-production)
The Mother (voice)
 2022 Death on the Nile (completed)
Marie Van Schuyler
 2019-2020 Moominvalley (TV Series)
Mymble
- November (2020) ... Mymble (voice)
- Little My Moves Out (2020) ... Mymble (voice)
- Little My Moves In (2019) ... Mymble (voice)
 2020 The Stranger (TV Mini Series)
Heidi Doyle
- Episode #1.8 (2020) ... Heidi Doyle
- Episode #1.7 (2020) ... Heidi Doyle
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Heidi Doyle
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Heidi Doyle
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Heidi Doyle
 2019 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Helen Shelby
- Deep Water (2019) ... Helen Shelby (voice)
 2019 Comic Relief: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again (Short)
Meryl Streep / Cher
 2019 Isn't It Romantic
Natalie's Mom
 2018/I Patrick the Pug
Maureen
 2018 Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires
Dr. Alex Cular
 2018 Lady Windermere's Fan
Duchess of Berwick
 2018 Grandpa's Great Escape (TV Movie)
Miss Dandy
 1987-2017 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various characters / Bonnie Tyler / ...
- 300 Years of French and Saunders (2017) ... Various characters
- Comic Relief Special (2017) ... Bonnie Tyler / Gladys Knight / rapper Sceptic
- Christmas Celebrity Special (2005) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.6 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #6.5 (2004) ... Various Characters
 2015-2017 Josh (TV Series)
Judith
- Rope Swings & Roundabouts (2017) ... Judith
- Cut & Dried (2016) ... Judith
- Mum & Dad (2015) ... Judith
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Phoebe
- Looking for Mr. Goodbart (2017) ... Phoebe (voice)
 2016 Sing
Nana (voice)
 2015 Stick Man (TV Movie)
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
 2014 The Boy in the Dress (TV Movie)
Miss Windsor
 2013-2014 Blandings (TV Series)
Connie, Lady Keeble
- Custody of the Pumpkin (2014) ... Connie, Lady Keeble
- Necessary Rhino (2014) ... Connie, Lady Keeble
- Sticky Wicket at Blandings (2014) ... Connie, Lady Keeble
- Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (2014) ... Connie, Lady Keeble
- Hallo to All This (2014) ... Connie, Lady Keeble
 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
- The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011) ... Margaret Thatcher
- 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 Mini 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
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
Dowager Countess of Grantham
 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
 2009 Coraline
Miss April Spink / Other Spink (voice)
 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
- The Vivienne Vyle Show (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
 2006 L'entente cordiale
Gwendoline McFarlane
 2004 White Box (TV Movie)
Edina
 2004 Fable (Video Game) (voice)
 2004 Shrek 2
Fairy Godmother (voice)
 2002 Pongwiffy (TV Series)
Sharkadder (voice)
 2001 Absolutely Fabulous
Une spectatrice du défilé
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Movie)
Vivienne Keill
 2000 French & Saunders Live (Video)
Various / Elizabeth Hurley
 1999 The Magician's House (TV Series)
The Rat
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... The Rat (voice)
- Episode #1.6 ... The Rat (voice)
- Episode #1.5 ... The Rat (voice)
- Episode #1.4 ... The Rat (voice)
- Episode #1.3 ... The Rat (voice)
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Catherine Parr
 1999 Fanny and Elvis
Roanna
 1999 Let Them Eat Cake (TV Series)
Colombine
- The Royal Command Performance (1999) ... Colombine
- A Marriage of Convenience (1999) ... Colombine
- Making Voopee (1999) ... Colombine
- The Portrait (1999) ... Colombine
- Murder (1999) ... Colombine
 1998 The Collection (TV Mini Series)
Edina
 1998 Friends (TV Series)
Andrea Waltham
- The One After Ross Says Rachel (1998) ... Andrea Waltham
- The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2 (1998) ... Andrea Waltham
 1997 Spice Girls: Who Do You Think You Are - Comic Relief Version (Video short)
Jennifer Saunders
 1997 Spice World
Fashionable Woman
 1997 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Edina Monsoon
- Satan, Darling (1996) ... Edina Monsoon
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Mrs. Bluveridge
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Nancy Crawford
 1995 Queen of the East (TV Movie)
Lady Hester Stanhope
 1994 Pet Shop Boys: Absolutely Fabulous (Video short)
Jennifer Saunders
 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
 1989 Bananarama Feat. Lananeeneenoonoo: Help! (Video short)
Lananeeneenoonoo Member
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Badsister 1
- Sapsorrow (1988) ... Badsister 1
 1987 Alison Moyet: Love Letters (Video short)
 1987 Eat the Rich
Lady Caroline
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video)
Anita Harris (segment "How to Get off with a Lady")
 1985-1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Jennifer
- Lower the Donkey (1986) ... Jennifer
- Mr. Yummy Brownie (1986) ... Jennifer
- Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) ... Jennifer
- Who's Ya Uncle Shelley? (1986) ... Jennifer
- Big Snogs (1986) ... Jennifer
 1985-1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1986)
- Episode #1.8 (1986)
- Episode #1.0 (1985)
 1985 The Supergrass
Lesley Reynolds
 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
- Cassie (1985) ... Granny Fuddle / Cassie / Madeleine
 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 Movie)
Jennifer
Show Show Writer (24 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Self (124 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (45 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She contributed to the revue, "Then Again, A New Lyric Revue", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Desmond Barrit, Dawn French, Sheila Hancock, Neil Mullarkey and John Gould (piano player) in the cast. Neil Bartlett was the director. Alan Bennett, Noël Coward, Dawn French, Graeme Garden, Ken Hoare, Harold ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Twitter

Alternate Names:

French & Saunders | French and Saunders | Saunders

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Adrian Edmondson  (3 children)

Parents:

Robert Thomas Saunders | Jane Saunders
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Has two grandsons, Fred (b. August 27, 2012) and Albert (b. February 6, 2014), via daughter Ella Edmondson. See more »

Trademark:

Often performs alongside Dawn French

Nickname:

Jen

Star Sign:

Cancer

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