Jennifer Saunders Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th July 2016

Quote: "I forgot to ask her. Written the whole thing, sold the movie, and I had actually sort of forgotten to ask her. I just thought she'd do it, and friends said, 'Oh, she'll be fine' and luckily, she was OK!" British comedienne Jennifer Saunders overlooked actually approaching supermodel Kate Moss to feature in her new Absolutely Fabulous movie, despite being a key part of the film's plot.


30th January 2015

Fact: Stars including Michael Sheen, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will try their hands at making cakes for charity as they compete in a celebrity special of U.K. reality Tv series The Great British Bake Off. The contestants, also including Tv presenter Alexa Chung and Dame Edna Everage, will take on the cooking task for the Comic Relief charity. The four-part competition airs in the U.K. in February (15).


18th March 2014

Fact: Veteran British comedian Ken Dodd was hailed as a Legend of Comedy at the 2014 Leicester Comedy Festival, held in Leicester, England. The 86-year-old star saw off competition from fellow Brits Jennifer Saunders, Lenny Henry and Victoria Wood to land the award.


24th February 2013

Fact: Comedy stars Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are taking over the airwaves in the U.K. next month (15Mar13). The funnywomen have promised to cause "chaos and confusion" as the "comedy controllers" for BBC Radio 2 in honour of British charity fundraiser Red Nose Day.


6th December 2012

Tweet: "Show going well in previews. Thank God they didn't take up my offer to choreograph. There's pretty fancy moves in it and singing." Jennifer Saunders is pleased with positive feedback after early showings of her Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! in London. The British comedienne incorporated the girl group's greatest hits into the production.


14th May 2012

Fact: British actress Jennifer Saunders donned a crystal-studded bra to power walk a half-marathon through London on Saturday night (12May12) to raise awareness of breast cancer. The Absolutely Fabulous star fought the illness for 10 months before going into remission in 2010.


27th November 2011

Quote: "I am thinking about it, really seriously thinking about it." Actress Jennifer Saunders is open to taking her hit British comedy Absolutely Fabulous to the big screen.


26th November 2011

Fact: The upcoming Christmas return of British comedy Absolutely Fabulous will extend into the new year (12) - actress and show creator Jennifer Saunders reveals the cast has filmed a special episode to coincide with the 2012 Olympics in London, along with the two festive installments.


22nd July 2011

Fact: British comedy actress Jennifer Saunders can add doctor to her resume - she was handed an honorary doctorate in English literature by Edge Hill University in Lancashire, England on Thursday (21Jul11).


21st April 2009

Fact: British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to receive a BAFTA Fellowship at the academy's 2009 television awards on 26 April (09).


11th March 2009

Fact: Sienna Miller has teamed up with comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders to parody Meryl Streep's movie musical MAMMA MIA! as part of the U.K.'s Comic Relief charity appeal. Miller, donning a long blonde wig, belts out the high notes for the spoof, set to air in Britain on Friday (13Mar09).


14th January 2007

Fact: British comedienne Jennifer Saunders is in talks to revive her cult 1990s comedy show Absolutely Fabulous.


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