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24 November 2023, 15:42
Jennifer Saunders is one of the most celebrated and influential figures in British comedy.
She has been making audiences laugh for over four decades with her witty and versatile performances, her brilliant writing, and her iconic characters.
From her early days as a member of The Comic Strip, to her long-running partnership with Dawn French, to her creation of the cult classic sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, Saunders has proven herself to be a master of humour and satire.
Jennifer Saunders is 65 years old as 2023, and she is from Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. She was born on July 6, 1958.
Her parents are Jane Saunders, a biology teacher, and Robert Thomas Saunders, an RAF pilot.
She has three brothers.
Jennifer Saunders got her start in comedy when she met her future comedy partner, Dawn French, at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 1977.
They formed a comedy duo called the Menopause Sisters, later renamed French and Saunders, and performed at various venues, including The Comedy Store and The Comic Strip.
They also joined other comedians such as Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, and Alexei Sayle to create sketch shows for television, such as The Comic Strip Presents… and Girls on Top.
Saunders and French became famous for their parodies of popular culture, their original characters, and their chemistry as a comedy team. They received a BAFTA Fellowship in 2009 for their contribution to British comedy.
Some of Jennifer Saunders’ other famous TV and film roles outside her work with Dawn French are:
Jennifer Saunders is married to Adrian Edmondson, a fellow famous comedian and actor who is known for his roles in The Young Ones, Bottom, and The Comic Strip Presents…
They met at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 1977 and became part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s.
They have three daughters together: Ella, Beattie, and Freya. Ella is a singer-songwriter and a clinical psychology student, and she is married to Dan Furlong, with whom she has three children.
Beattie is also a comedian and actress who has appeared in some of her mother’s shows.