Dawn French Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


26th August 2016

Fact: British funnywoman Dawn French is fronting the U.K. version of America's hit children's talent show Little Big Shots. She will help youngsters aged three to 13 showcase their talents on the ITV show. The U.S. version of the contest is hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, who co-created the series with Ellen Degeneres, and it ranked as the most-watched new programme on U.S. TV in the 2015-16 season.


27th March 2015

Fact: British actress/comedienne Dawn French was installed as chancellor of Falmouth University in England at a special ceremony on Thursday (26Mar15). The Harry Potter star wore robes which had been specially designed by students for the event.


12th January 2015

Fact: British comedienne Dawn French will return as her character Geraldine from The Vicar Of Dibley for a one-off show called the Bishop Of Dibley. The episode, which echoes the historic decision to allow female bishops, will air in March (15) for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day charity fundraiser.


7th March 2014

Fact: British comedienne Dawn French will return as her character Geraldine from The Vicar Of Dibley for a one-off radio show. She will play the vicar as part of a special Thought For The Day series on BBC Radio 4 on 29 March (14). The show ran from 1994 to 2007 followed by occasional charity specials.


30th May 2013

Fact: British singer Alison Moyet performed at funnywoman Dawn French's wedding in April (13). The Harry Potter star, who split from first husband Lenny Henry in 2009, married Mark Bignell in St. Austell, England.


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.


28th January 2013

Fact: British funnyman James Corden has recruited Dawn French and Emilia Fox for his new six-party comedy show. French will play the funnyman's onscreen mother in The Wrong Mans, which the actor has written himself.


7th February 2012

Quote: "I've never written on a computer ever." British comedienne Dawn French is shunning technology to write her new book in pencil.


19th December 2011

Fact: Michael Buble puckered up to kiss comedy actress Dawn French during his U.K. TV special Home For Christmas on Sunday (18Dec11). The Harry Potter star was wearing a headpiece made of mistletoe.


9th November 2010

Quote: "I've always loved kissing. We all do, don't we? That's the weird thing about not being married. You can't get regular kissing, you can't be guaranteed of it and that's a great shame. I'm pretty sure Len would oblige if I asked him. He would be delighted to. He's definitely the best kisser... thus far." Harry Potter star Dawn French misses the intimate moments of marriage following her divorce from comic LENNY HENRY.


3rd November 2010

Quote: "We started off as mates and finished as mates. If anyone is doing any dating we get approvals from each other. We give each other advice, you know like when you should wear your best pants." Harry Potter star Dawn French still turns to her ex-husband, funnyman LENNY HENRY, for advice.


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).


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