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: 19

TV Involvements: 11


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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8

Coraline

(2009) April Spink (voice)
Top Gear
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7

Top Gear

(2002) Herself
Death on the Nile
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7

Death on the Nile

(2022) Marie Van Schuyler
The Stranger
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8

The Stranger

(2020) Heidi
Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline'
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0
Stick Man
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7

Stick Man

(2015) Narrator (voice)
The Magician's House
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8

The Magician's House

(1999) The Rat (voice)
Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers
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10

Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers

(2017) Herself - Presenter

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 N/A
Marie Van Schuyler
2021 Nana (voice)
Herself
Self
2020 Self - Contestant
Heidi
2019 Sally
Lavinia
Natalie's Mother
2018 Maureen
The Duchess of Berwick
Miss Dandy
2017 N/A
Herself - Presenter
Self
Self - 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
Self - Panellist
Self - Presenter
Self
2006 Caroline Martin
Gwendoline McFarlane
2004 Herself
Fairy Godmother (voice)
2002 Herself
N/A
2001 Elle-même
Self
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
1990 Dorcas
N/A
Brigitte Nielsen as Margaret Thatcher, The Ice Maiden
1989 Phoebe Pratt (voice)
Herself
1988 Herself
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 Shona
1983 Sally
1982 Sue
Helen Mucus
Sally
Chas/Marilyn/Captain/Drunk
Anne
Liz
N/A
June
Lorna
Jennifer
Helen
Jane/Margory
The Devil
Needle
Neighbour
Margaret Thatcher
Maria
Hannah
Ice Maiden
Cathy
Monica
Meryl Streep
Debbie
Jessica
Little Sister
Doreen
Angie
Shona/Second Nun/Horse Rider
Herself
1981 N/A
1978 Self
1976 N/A
Goose (voice)
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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