Dawn French

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TV Actress
Date of Birth October 11, 1957
Place of Birth Holyhead, Wales
Age 63 years old
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Dawn French

Dawn Roma French is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter. She is best known for starring in and writing for the BBC comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and won a BAFTA Fellowship with Saunders in 2009.

Born: Dawn Roma French, October 11, 1957, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom
Residence: Fowey, Cornwall, England
Nationality: British
Alma mater: Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation: Actress, comedienne, writer, presenter
Years active: 1981–present
Children: 1
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About Dawn French

Created BBC's Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders. She also played multiple roles in Murder Most Horrid from 1991 to 1999.

Before Fame

She studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she met her future comedy partner Jennifer Saunders.


She has been nominated for over six BAFTA awards.

Family Life

She married Lenny Henry in 1984; together they adopted a daughter named Billie. The couple divorced in 2010. She married Mark Bignell in 2013.


She starred with Daniel Kaluuya on Psychoville.

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