Jennifer Saunders

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27 Jun 20182 stars

Lazy rom-com that delivers in canine capers what it lacks in laughs

Beattie Edmondson (daughter of Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders) has a crack at proving the apple doesn't fall very far from the tree in this pug-centric British romantic comedy. Her choice of vehicle is rather light on both elements, but it does…

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French snubbed from cameo in EastEnders

6 Nov 2017

TV gossip

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French have repeatedly asked for a cameo in 'EastEnders' - but their requests have been turned down every time. The 'French and Saunders' stars have been inundated with requests to make some celebrity appearances since the…

Rebel Wilson too busy for long Absolutely Fabulous stint

2 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Rebel Wilson could only film 'Absolutely Fabulous' for one day. The 36-year-old actress previously admitted she begged for a role in the big screen adaptation of the British comedy series, but by the time shooting came along, she was too "famous and…

Jennifer Saunders bans Kim Kardashian West from Absolutely Fabulous cameo

2 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders has banned Kim Kardashian West from starring in any of her films. The 57-year-old star has put to bed rumours that she wanted the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star to have a cameo role in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The…

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

30 Jun 20163 stars

Joanna Lumley steals the show in the sitcom’s fun, not quite fabulous big screen outing

It’s rare to see two middle-aged women acting the fools on the big screen and the prospect of an Ab Fab movie at least promised some amusing antics from its drug-guzzling, Bolly-swilling duo: hapless PR Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and fashion mag…

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's Strictly Come Dancing offer

30 Jun 2016

TV gossip

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have been asked "many times" to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' stars have admitted they've been approached on numerous occasions by BBC bosses to join the Ballroom and Latin show but…

Kate Moss was a 'dream', says Jennifer Saunders

13 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Kate Moss was a "dream" to work with on the set of the new 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie, according to Jennifer Saunders. The British fashion model is among a number of big-name celebrities who feature in the eagerly-awaited film and Jennifer said Kate…

Absolutely Fabulous movie to begin filming in October

29 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Joanna Lumley will start shooting the 'Absolutely Fabulous' film in October. The 69-year-old actress, who plays Patsy Stone, has revealed she will begin work on the eagerly anticipated feature film in October, after her co-star Jennifer Saunders…

My Comedy Hero: Ruby Wax on Jennifer Saunders

6 May 2015

Comedian and writer picks the Ab Fab creator as her comic idol

My comedy hero is probably Jennifer Saunders (though not as a person!), as a comedy writer. She’s just there. She will have nothing and then the night before she needs to, she’ll be struck with genius and suddenly it just pours out of her. And we don’t…

Jennifer Saunders 'told to make Absolutely Fabulous movie before she dies'

29 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders was implored by Joanna Lumley to make the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie before they both die. The 56-year-old star has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited movie will begin filming in London and the south of France later this year, but…

Jennifer Saunders wrote Absolutely Fabulous as a bet

20 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders wrote the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie as a bet. The 56-year-old comedian has already written a first draft of the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit BBC TV series and has revealed she was determined to get the movie made in order…

Absolutely Fabulous script is written, says Jennifer Saunders

5 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders has finished the first draft of the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie script. The 56-year-old comedian has been working on the script for the past 12 months and has revealed she felt "euphoric" after finishing writing, while she also…

Jennifer Saunders wants star-studded Ab Fab movie

23 Jul 2014

TV gossip

Jennifer Saunders is planning a star-studded cast for the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie. The 56-year-old comedienne is working on a film spin-off of her classic sitcom and she has revealed she wants every guest star that's been in the show - including…

Jennifer Saunders to host Have I Got News for You

18 Mar 2014

TV gossip

Jennifer Saunders will host the first show in the new series of 'Have I Got News for You'. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star - who first appeared as a guest on the panel show in 2013 - will join team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton when the…

Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Fabulous film won't happen

7 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Jennifer Saunders insists the proposed 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie will never happen. The comic actress worries the show's legacy would be "ruined" if a spin-off movie was produced, despite revealing two years ago - when the sit-com was revived for a…

Jennifer Saunders planning Absolutely Fabulous film

11 Oct 2013

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Jennifer Saunders hopes to get an 'Absolutely Fabulous' film off the ground next year. The 55-year-old star - who has previously ruled out the possibility of bringing the show to the big screen - insists it would be "easy" to write a movie about the…

Ruby Wax: It's a miracle Jennifer Saunders writes funny scripts

7 Feb 2013

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Ruby Wax thinks it is a "miracle" Jennifer Saunders produces comical 'Absolutely Fabulous' scripts. The outspoken TV star loves making guest appearances in the British sitcom with the 54-year-old star and Joanna Lumley, but insists Jennifer is "one…

Joanna Lumley: Ab Fab will last 'forever'

25 Aug 2012

TV Gossip

Joanna Lumley hopes 'Absolutely Fabulous' will go on "forever". The 66-year-old actress intends to keep playing outrageous magazine editor Patsy Stone for many years to come and insists the special Olympics episode in July definitely wasn't the last…

Julia Sawalha admits Ab Fab reluctance

18 Jul 2012

TV Gossip

Julia Sawalha didn't want to return to 'Absolutely Fabulous'. The 43-year-old actress has had a lot of fun filming the recent special episodes of the sitcom and now can't understand why she was initially hesitant to reprise her role as Saffy…

Ab Fab Olympics special to air on July 23

12 Jul 2012

TV Gossip

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' Olympics special will air on July 23. The last of three specials made to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the programme - which documents the exploits of champagne-swilling fashionistas Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone…

Madonna's lifetime Ab Fab ban

10 Jul 2012

TV Gossip

Madonna has been banned from ever appearing on 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Jennifer Saunders - who plays hippie PR woman Edina Monsoon in the long-running comedy series - was once desperate for the 'Girl Gone Wild' singer to appear on the show, but after…

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders to reunite

2 Jul 2012

TV Gossip

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are reuniting for a comedy special. The comedic duo - who last performed a 'Mamma Mia' sketch together for Comic Relief in 2009 - are set to star in a new episode of 'The Comic Strip Presents', called 'Five Go To…

Dominic West wins BAFTA for Appropriate Adult

28 May 2012

TV Gossip

Dominic West won the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of Fred West in 'Appropriate Adult' at the BAFTA Television Awards last night (27.05.12). The 'Wire' actor was joined by Emily Watson who won Leading Actress and Monica Dolan who picked up…

Jennifer Saunders: Kate Moss is least precious guest star

22 Mar 2012

TV Gossip

Jennifer Saunders says Kate Moss is the "least precious" guest star 'Absolutely Fabulous' has ever had. The 38-year-old supermodel will appear alongside comediennes Jennifer and Joanna Lumley in a one-off special of the BBC One show in aid of Sport…

Jennifer Ellison for Spice Girls musical?

20 Mar 2012

TV Gossip

Jennifer Ellison wants to star in the Spice Girls musical. The actress - who was voted out of 'Dancing On Ice' on Sunday (18.03.12) - has previously appeared in London's West End in 'Calendar Girls' and would love to return to the stage as one of…