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Joanna Lumley's $200k Offer To Jennifer Saunders

Joanna Lumley offered Jennifer Saunders $200,000 to write an 'Absolutely Fabulous' sequel. The 70-year-old actress made the cash incentive to her co-star because she was keen for another installment, but Jennifer's fellow co-creator Dawn French...

Idris Elba To Star In Sky Atlantic Drama 'Guerrilla'

Idris Elba will be starring in a new political drama for Sky Atlantic set in 1970s London. Titled ‘Guerrilla’, it will be Elba’s first small-screen drama since BBC1’s ‘Luther’. The six-part series is set to...

Could 'The Vicar Of Dibley' Come Back To Our Screens With A Twist?

There’s hope that ‘The Vicar Of Dibley’ could make a TV comeback, nearly a decade after its final season aired on the BBC. It comes after actress Dawn French revealed that she would be interested...

Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About ‘Ab Fab: The Movie’

Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard...

Dawn French Sends Her First Tweet

Dawn French is no longer a ''Twitter virgin''.The 58-year-old comedian has sent her first ever message over the social media site on live TV, having previously had an assistant write and send messages on her...

Dawn French Has Sex With Lights On

Dawn French has sex with the lights on. The 58-year-old comedian, who married Mark Bignell two years ago, has admitted she's never felt the need to get frisky underneath the sheets in complete darkness because...

Nicole Kidman Gave Dawn French Novel Greenlight

The Absolutely Fabulous co-creator releases her third book, According to Yes, this month (Oct15), and it charts the life of a fictional family living in New York City's Upper East Side. Dawn...

Jennifer Saunders Won $16,000 Bet With Dawn French Over Movie Script

Saunders, who co-created the hit sitcom with her longterm writing partner French, began work on the movie in 2013 and was galvanised into action by her friend's dare. When French found out...

Tracey Ullman's Mother Dies In Tragic House Fire Aged 85

Tracey Ullman's mother has died at the age of 85. Doreen Skinner died in a house fire on Monday (23rd March). The fire was reportedly caused by the 'careless disposal of a cigarette'.Tracey Ullman's mother...

Tracey Ullman To Return To British Television For First Time In 30 Years

Nearly thirty years since she ceased to be a regular presence on British television, Tracey Ullman is set to return to the BBC with her own comedy series. The actress, singer and sketch writer will...

Jennifer Saunders Wrote Absolutely Fabulous As A Bet

Jennifer Saunders wrote the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie as a bet.The 56-year-old comedian has already written a first draft of the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit BBC TV series and has revealed she was determined...

Dawn French Pulls Out Of Stage Show

British actress/comedienne Dawn French has cancelled a performance of her stage show on Tuesday (11Nov14) because she is battling an inner ear infection.The Harry Potter star was due to perform her 30 Million Minutes production...

Dawn French Named University Chancellor

British funnywoman Dawn French has been named chancellor of Falmouth University in England.The Harry Potter star insists she "jumped at the chance" to take on the role at the institution in the English county of...

Dawn French Refuses To Scrap Tour After Breaking Ribs

British actress/comedienne Dawn French has rejected her doctor's advice to scrap her U.K. tour after fracturing her ribs in a freak accident.The Harry Potter star is currently taking her stage show Thirty Million Minutes around...

Farewell Rik Mayall: Comic Laid To Rest By Family And Friends In Devon

Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June,...

Stars Gather At Rik Mayall's Funeral

British comedy stars including Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson turned out to remember funnyman Rik Mayall as he was laid to rest on Thursday (19Jun14).Around 140 mourners gathered at St George's Church in...

Dawn French: 'Rik Mayall's Death Is A Wake-up Call'

British funnywoman Dawn French has branded the death of her longtime friend and colleague Rik Mayall a "wake-up call" and vowed to "live every minute properly" in the aftermath of the tragedy.The Harry Potter star...

Hysterectomy Surgery Prompted Dawn French's Drastic Weightloss

Absolutely Fabulous co-creator and star Dawn French has come clean about her drastic weightloss, revealing she had to shed the pounds three years ago (11) to undergo a hysterectomy.The comedienne lost close to 100 pounds...

Dawn French Reveals Racists Tried To Burn Down Her House

British funnywoman Dawn French has revealed racists once tried to burn down her home while she was married to black comic Lenny Henry.The Harry Potter star made the revelation during an interview on BBC Radio...

Dawn French Heading Off On First Comedy Tour

British actress/comedienne Dawn French is heading off on her first ever solo comedy tour.The Harry Potter star will combine comedy, drama and story-telling for her 30 Million Minutes shows, which kick off in her native...

Dawn French Accused Of Betraying Fat Fans

British actress Dawn French was accused of betraying her fat fans after her dramatic weight loss.The Tv star, who weighed 19 stone (120 kilograms) at her heaviest, lost eight stone (50 kilograms) after divorcing comedian...

Rebel Wilson Represents Herself

Rebel Wilson negotiates her own movie contracts.The comedic actress - who shot to fame after appearing in 2011 comedy 'Bridesmaids' - is as clever as she is funny, having earned a law degree in her...

Dawn French Is Married Again, Weds At Cornwall Hotel

Dawn French – best known for her role in The Vicar of Dibley – has married for the second time. She tied the knot with charity worker Mr Bignell at the Scarlet hotel near Newquay...

Dawn French Marries New Beau Mark Bignell

Dawn French has married her partner Mark Bignell at a lavish eco-hotel, with Alison Moyet providing entertainment for the guests. The comedienne has been dating Bignell for just over a year, following the break-up of...

Dawn French Weds Again - Report

British funnywoman Dawn French is married again after reportedly exchanging vows with her partner Mark Bignell.The Harry Potter star recently wed her charity boss boyfriend in a secret ceremony held at her home in St....

Dawn French Moving To Australia For Tv Talent Show

British comedienne Dawn French is moving Down Under to join the panel of an Australian Tv talent show.The Harry Potter star will leave her native U.K. to line up alongside another Brit, former Spice Girls...

Dawn French Nearly Rejected Vicar Of Dibley Role

Dawn French initially turned down her famous role in Tv comedy The Vicar Of Dibley because she didn't think her part was very funny.The Harry Potter star played local village priest Geraldine Granger in the...

Dawn French Breaks Down In Tears As She Talks About Mother's Death

Actress Dawn French broke down in tears during a candid interview as she discussed the death of her mother.The Harry Potter star was left devastated in March (12) when her mother, Roma, passed away just...

Victoria Beckham Arrives Late To Viva Forever!

Victoria Beckham turned up late to the 'Viva Forever!' premiere.The fashion designer delayed the curtain call of the new West End musical based on the Spice Girls' biggest hits by 15 minutes last night (11.12.12),...

Dawn French Easing Up On Strict Diet

British comedienne Dawn French has eased up on her strict diet regime since unveiling her 105 pounds (47.6 kilograms) weight loss last year (11) and gained an extra 14 pounds (six kilograms) by enjoying her...

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