Jennifer Saunders

Mostly Credited As: Jennifer Saunders
Birth Name: Jennifer Jane Saunders
Date Of Birth: July 06, 1958 (Age 57)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders was born July 12th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. 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 with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London, where she met fellow comedians Adrian Edmondson (later her husband), Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and 'Peter Richardson' , who later opened his own club, "The Comic Strip", where these comedians quickly formed a regular format.

The Comic Strip team were transferred to television screens with great success as they al starred alongside each other in "The Comic Strip presents..." (1982) . After The Comic Strip she starred in a few episodes of "The Young ones" (1982), "Girls on top" (1985) and "Happy Families" (1985). Afterwards she and Dawn French wrote a TV show of their own, "French and Saunders" (1987), which was an immense success due to the double act's genius writing, brilliant acting performances and hilarious spoofs of world famous blockbusters and bands. It was in one of the episodes of "French and Saunders" that the audience had the pleasure of watching a sketch about an uptight daughter and a crazy, neurotic mother that became a comedy classic sitcom. When the BBC next asked Saunders to write something, she just couldn't come up with any ideas, so she decided to expand on that sketch, making it more outrageous and therefore funnier - "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) was born.

Perhaps by coincidence Saunders had created one of the most loved, funny, and creative TV Shows in BBC history. Three series were made, in 1995 the show was put on hold until Saunders began writing again and came back with a fourth series in 2001. She is always ready for charity as well, she has been doing "Comic Relief" with a lot of her comedy companions ever since 1986. Jennifer Saunders, one of the most loved TV faces in Britain, will hit the screens with her fifth series of Absolutely Fabulous in 2003.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Boy In the Dress (2014)As: Miss Windsor
Blandings (2013)As: Lady Constance Keeble
Dead Boss (2012)As: Governor Margaret
Tales of Television Centre (2012)As: Herself
Jennifer in the Saddle (2012)As: Presenter
This is Jinsy (2010)As: Miss Reason -- [Voice]
The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle (2007)As: Vivienne Vyle
A Bucket O' French And Saunders (2007)As: Various
Let Them Eat Cake (1999)As: Columbine, Comtesse de Vache
The Magician's House (1999)As: the Rat (S01) -- [Voice]
Absolutely Fabulous (1992)As: Edina "Eddy" Monsoon
French & Saunders (1987)As: Various
Comic Relief (1986)As: Herself (Host 1986, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2009)
Happy Families (1985)As: Granny Fuddle/Cassie/Madeleine/Joyce/Roxanne
Girls on Top (1985)As: Jennifer Marsh
The Comic Strip Presents (1982)As: Various
Episode Cast Credits 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 192 05x192: (Jun/03/2015) As Herself 
  Series 5, Show 123 05x123: (Feb/25/2015) As Herself 
  Series 5, Show 11 05x11: (Sep/15/2014) As Herself 

A League of Their Own (UK) (2010) 
  Series 9, Episode 2 09x02: (May/22/2015) As Herself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  February 25, 2015 01x214: (Feb/25/2015) As Herself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Jennifer Saunders, Paddy McGuinness, Nick Frost 08x05: (Feb/21/2015) As Herself 
  Jennifer Saunders, Paddy McGuiness, Naomie Harris, Jamie Cullum 06x01: (Jan/04/2014) As Herself 

Have I Got News for You (1990) 
  Jennifer Saunders, Armando Iannucci, Sara Pascoe 48x01: (Oct/03/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Jennifer Saunders, Richard Osman, Sadiq Khan 47x01: (Apr/04/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Martin Clunes, Bernard Cribbins, Jennifer Saunders 46x10: (Dec/13/2013) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  April 11, 2014 15x101: (Apr/11/2014) As Herself 
  January 11, 2013 14x11: (Jan/11/2013) As Herself 
  December 10, 2012 13x345: (Dec/10/2012) As Herself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Noel Edmonds, Jennifer Saunders, The Vamps 12x03: (Apr/11/2014) As Herself 
  Bill Bailey, Jennifer Saunders, Charlie Brooks, Fun. 10x06: (Apr/19/2013) As Herself 

The Last Leg (2012) 
  Jennifer Saunders 04x07: (Mar/14/2014) As Herself 

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast (2014) 
  Porchetta, Champagne Cider and Jennifer Saunders 01x06: (Feb/10/2014) As Herself 

This Morning (1988) 
  December 10, 2013 26x72: (Dec/10/2013) As Herself 

The Paul O'Grady Show (2013) (2013) 
  Series 1, Show 20 01x20: (Dec/06/2013) As Herself 

The One Show (2006) 
  December 3, 2013 08x86: (Dec/03/2013) As Herself 
  February 12, 2008 02x146: (Feb/12/2008) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Saunders, Cher 14x03: (Oct/25/2013) As Herself 
  Dustin Hoffman, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Matt Smith, Amy McDonald 12x09: (Dec/21/2012) As Herself 
  Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Saunders, JLS 10x05: (Nov/25/2011) As Herself 
  Jennifer Saunders, Cyndi Lauper 04x02: (Oct/09/2008) As Herself 

Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2010) 
  Comedy Gala 2013 01x04: (Jun/07/2013) As Herself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 3 16x04: (Mar/15/2013) As Herself (Mark Watson's 25 Hour Show for Comic Relief), [Featuring]
  Funny for Money - Part 1 16x02: (Mar/15/2013) As Herself (Miranda's Mad March), [Featuring]
  The Big One 15x01: (Mar/18/2011) As Herself 
  Big Hair & Beyond 12x01: (Mar/11/2005) As Herself and Edina (Ab Fab) 

Daybreak (2010) 
  December 12, 2012 03x73: (Dec/12/2012) As Herself 
  June 27, 2012 02x207: (Jun/27/2012) As Herself 

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Edina Monsoon (Absolutely Fabulous Cast Member), [Co-Guest Stars]

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 13, Show 233 13x233: (Aug/07/2009) As Herself (Archive Footage), [Featuring]
  Series 13, Show 27 13x27: (Oct/07/2008) As Herself (Interviewee), [Co-Guest Stars]

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 6, Show 11 06x11: (Oct/06/2008) As Herself 
  Series 5, Show 9 05x09: (Mar/27/2008) As Herself 
  Series 4, Show 14 04x14: (Oct/04/2007) As Herself 
  Series 2, Show 52 02x52: (Dec/05/2006) As Herself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 7 10x07: (Nov/25/2007) As Herself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ray Winstone, Daniel Radcliffe 07x07: (Nov/03/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jools' Annual Hootenanny (1994) 
  2003 01x11: (Dec/31/2003) As Herself 
  1995 01x03: (Dec/31/1995) As Herself 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Saunders, Ben Elton, Sheryl Crow 10x04: (Oct/11/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  French & Saunders, Mike Reid, Tom Jones 04x01: (Sep/08/2000) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Jennifer Saunders 06x132: (Nov/08/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]

TFI Friday (1996) 
  French & Saunders, Michael Parkinson, Jerry Hall, Ted Rogers, Moby 06x01: (Nov/10/2000) As Herself 

Omnibus (1967) 
  Comic Relief 20x03: (Apr/25/1986) As Herself 
  Jennifer Saunders at the Barre 33x18: (Dec/13/1999) As Herself 

Friends (1994) 
  The One After Ross Says Rachel 05x01: (Sep/24/1998) As Andrea Waltham 
  The One With Ross's Wedding (2) 04x24: (May/07/1998) As Andrea Waltham 

The Comic Strip Presents (1982) 
  Four Men in a Car 07x07: (Apr/12/1998) As Helen 
  Jealousy 07x06: (May/27/1993) As Jane Margory 
  Demonella 07x05: (May/20/1993) As The Devil 
  Space Virgins from Planet Sex 07x02: (Apr/29/1993) As Needle 

Roseanne (1988) 
  Satan, Darling 09x07: (Oct/29/1996) As Edina 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Chuck Berry, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Little Richard 02x162: (May/16/1995) As Herself 

Going Live (1987) 
  Series 6, Show 7 06x07: (Nov/07/1992) As Herself 

Jim Henson's The Storyteller (1988) 
  Sapsorrow 01x07: (Jun/26/1988) As Badsister 1 

Saturday Live (1985) (1985) 
  Special 01x01: (Jan/12/1985) As Herself 

The Young Ones (1982) 
  Time 02x05: (Jun/12/1984) As Helen Mucus 
  Interesting 01x05: (Dec/07/1982) As Sue 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Absolutely Fabulous (1992)• Creator
French & Saunders (1987)• Creator
()• Head Writer
AbFab (US) (0)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Absolutely Fabulous (1992) (Credited in 41 episodes from this show) 
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Olympics   Jul/23/2012 As: Writer
Job   Jan/01/2012 As: Writer
Identity   Dec/25/2011 As: Writer
White Box   Dec/25/2004 As: Writer
The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous   Jan/02/2004 As: Writer
Jam & Jerusalem (2006) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Series 3, Episode 2 03x02 Aug/16/2009 As: Writer
Episode 1 01x01 Nov/24/2006 As: Writer
French & Saunders (1987) (Credited in 48 episodes from this show) 
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The French and Saunders Christmas Special   Dec/27/2005 As: Writer
Season 6, Episode 6 06x06 Nov/19/2004 As: Writer
Season 6, Episode 5 06x05 Nov/12/2004 As: Writer
Season 6, Episode 4 06x04 Nov/05/2004 As: Writer
Season 6, Episode 3 06x03 Oct/29/2004 As: Writer
Roseanne (1988) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Satan, Darling 09x07 Oct/29/1996 As: Writer
Girls on Top (1985) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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Lower the Donkey 02x06 Dec/11/1986 As: Writer
Mr. Yummy Brownie 02x05 Dec/04/1986 As: Writer
Bring Me More Flamingoes 02x04 Nov/27/1986 As: Writer
Who's Ya Uncle, Shelley? 02x03 Nov/20/1986 As: Writer
Big Snogs 02x02 Nov/06/1986 As: Writer
The Comic Strip Presents (1982) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Consuela, or, The New Mrs Saunders 03x01 Jan/01/1986 As: Writer
Slags 02x07 Feb/11/1984 As: Writer
Back to Normal with Eddie Monsoon 01x06 Unaired As: Writer

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