Person Details

Birthday: 1958-07-12 16:17:40

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 18

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jennifer Jane Saunders is an English comedienne, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a Peoples Choice Award. She first came into widespread attention in the 1980s and early 1990s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Along with her comedy partner Dawn French, she writes and stars in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders, and has received international acclaim for writing and playing the lead role of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. In her other work, she has guest starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends, and won the American People's Choice Award for voicing the wicked Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. More recently, she wrote and starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

Most Famous Work

Coraline
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Coraline

(2009) April Spink (voice)
Top Gear
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7

Top Gear

(2002) Herself
The Stranger
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8

The Stranger

(2020) Heidi
Death on the Nile
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Death on the Nile

(2022) Marie Van Schuyler
Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline'
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Stick Man
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Stick Man

(2015) Narrator (voice)
Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable
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Richard Osman's House of Games Night
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7

Richard Osman's House of Games Night

(2020) Self - Contestant

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Marie Van Schuyler
2021 Herself
Self
2020 Self - Contestant
Heidi
2019 Sally
Natalie's Mother
2018 Maureen
The Duchess of Berwick
Miss Dandy
2017 N/A
Herself - Presenter
Herself - Judge
2016 Nana (voice)
Comedy Role (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edina Monsoon
Herself - Panelist
2015 Narrator (voice)
Reine Elizabeth II (voice)
2014 Miss Windsor
2013 Herself - Contestant
Lady Constance Keeble
2012 N/A
Herself - Presenter
2011 Lady Thatcher
N/A
N/A
2010 N/A
2009 Self
April Spink (voice)
2008 Herself
2007 N/A
N/A
Self - Panellist
Self - Presenter
Self
2006 Caroline Martin
Gwendoline McFarlane
2004 Herself
Fairy Godmother (voice)
2002 Herself
N/A
2001 Elle-même
2000 Vivienne Keill
Various roles
1999 Roanna
The Rat (voice)
N/A
N/A
1997 Fashionable Woman
1996 Edina Monsoon
Mrs. Bluveridge
1995 Nancy
1994 Andrea Waltham
Herself - Presenter
1993 Fairy (voice)
Needle
N/A
1992 Edina Monsoon
1990 Dorcas
N/A
Brigitte Nielsen as Margaret Thatcher, The Ice Maiden
1989 Phoebe Pratt (voice)
Herself
1988 N/A
Sally
Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill
1987 N/A
Lady Caroline
N/A
1986 N/A
N/A
N/A
1985 Lesley Reynolds
N/A
N/A
1984 N/A
1983 Sally
1982 Sue
Helen Mucus
Margaret Thatcher
Hannah
Debbie
The Devil
Jane/Margory
Helen
Maria
Neighbour
Needle
Ice Maiden
Little Sister
Angie
June
Shona/Second Nun/Horse Rider
Anne
Doreen
Chas/Marilyn/Captain/Drunk
N/A
Jessica
Lorna
Liz
Sally
Cathy
Monica
Jennifer
Meryl Streep
Herself
1981 N/A
1978 Herself
1976 N/A
Goose (voice)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

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