Dawn French

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Acting

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Lorna Fallowfield)
Associate Agent: Lorna Fallowfield

Comedy

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Lorna Fallowfield)
Associate Agent: Lorna Fallowfield

Books

Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

Voiceover

Assistant: Jennifer Johnston

Acting

Dawn French is the 'French' half of the comedy duo "French and Saunders" and an original member of The Comic Strip. She was recently awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.

 

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

Delicious Series 2

Gina Benelli

John Hardwick

Bandit for Sky One

Delicious

Gina Benelli

Clare Kilner & John Hardwick

Bandit TV Drama Ltd

The Wrong Mans Series 2

Linda

Jim Field-Smith

BBC

The Wrong Mans

Linda

Jim Field-Smith

BBC

Heading Out

Frances

Natalie Bailey

Red & Square Peg

Comic Strip - Five Go To Rehab

Geoge

Peter Richardson

Great Western Features

Superstar

Judge

ITV

Roger and Val - Series 2

Val

Jamie Rafn

BBC

Roger and Val

Val

Jamie Rafn

BBC

LITTLE CRACKERS - QUEEN MOTHER VISIT

Queen Mother

Dewi Humphreys

Tiger Aspect / Sky

DAVID COPPERFIELD

Mrs Crupp

Simon Curtis

BBC

FRENCH AND SAUNDERS

Various

BBC

GIRLS ON TOP

Co Star and Writer

Ed Bye and Paul Jackson

Central

HAPPY FAMILIES

Paul Jackson

BBC

JAM & JERUSALEM

Rosie- Series 1, 2 & 3

Mandie Fletcher

BBC

LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD

Caroline

Various

BBC

LET THEM EAT CAKE

with Jennifer Saunders

Christine Gernon

BBC

LITTLE BRITAIN

Vicky Pollard's Mother

BBC

LITTLE PIG ROBINSON

Porcas to Jennifer's Dorcas

Christmas Special

MURDER MOST HORRID

A different role for each film for three series

Various

BBC

PSYCHOVILLE

Joy Aston (Series 1 and 2)

Matt Lipsey

BBC

SAPSORROW

Henson Organisation

A Storyteller Film for STV

SEX AND CHOCOLATE

Bev Bodger

Gavin Miller

BBC Screen One

TED & ALICE

Alice

Steve Bendelack

Granada

TENDER LOVING CARE

BBC Screen One

THE VICAR OF DIBLEY

Geraldine Grainger

Various

BBC

WILD WEST

2 Series

Jonathan Gershfield

BBC

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CORALINE

Mrs Spink

Henry Selick

Laika Entertainment

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Fat Lady

Alfonso Cuarón

Warner Bros

LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS

Therapist

Alek Keshishian

Skyline Films

MAYBE BABY

Ben Elton

Red Bus

MILK

Virginia

William Brookfield

Gumfluh Films

PINOCCHIO

Baker's Wife

Steve Barron

SUPERGRASS

Andrea

Peter Richardson

Comic Strip

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Mrs Beaver

Andrew Adamson

Lamp Post Productions

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

30 Million Minutes

Herself

Michael Grandage

UK Tour

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Bottom

Matthew Francis

Katharin Dore Productions

AN EVENING WITH FRENCH AND SAUNDERS

Nationwide Tour

FRENCH & SAUNDERS LIVE IN 2000

Simon Mcburney

Hammersmith Apollo and Nation wide tour

FRENCH & SAUNDERS STILL ALIVE

Hamish McColl

Phil McIntyre Entertainment

LA FILLE DU REGIMENT

Duchesse de Crackenthorp

Laurent Pelly

Royal Opera House

ME AND MAMIE O'ROURKE

Robert Ackerman

Strand

MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE

Angela

Garry Hynes

The Apollo Theatre

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Matthew Francis

Greenwich Theatre

SILLY COW

created the role of Doris Lawrence

Ben Elton

Theatre Royal Haymarket

SMALLER

Bernice Clulow

Kathy Burke

Tour and Lyric Theatre

THEN AGAIN

Neil Bartlett

Lyric Hammersmith

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I USED TO SCREAM AND SHOUT

Vari

Simon Stokes

Whitehall Theatre

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED

Jude Kelly

Chichester Festival Theatre

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

French and Saunders

Easter Shows 2013

BBC Radio 2

French and Saunders Christmas Shows 2012

BBC Radio 2

French and Saunders August Bank Holiday Special

Presenter

BBC Radio 2

French and Saunders Easter Bank Holiday Specials

BBC Radio 2

French and Saunders Festive Specials

Presenter

BBC Radio 2

COMIC STRIP

Consuela, Mr Jolly Four Men in a Car, Bad News Tour

Five Go Mad In Dorset, Slags, Summer School

JOAN OF ARC

Joan

Lucy Armitage

Radio 4

MASTERING THE UNIVERSE

Simon Nicholls

Radio 4

PRODUCTION

PRODUCER

THEATRE COMPANY

South Atlantic Raiders, G.L.C, Oxford

Spaghetti Hoops, Le Kiss, Wedding,Calvi, Strike

Comedy

Dawn French is the 'French' half of the comedy duo "French and Saunders" and an original member of The Comic Strip. She was recently awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.

 

Books

Dawn's latest book ME. YOU. A DIARY., a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, was published in October 2017.

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Dawn's new novel ACCORDING TO YES is published in October 2015.

Her second novel OH DEAR SILVIA was published in October 2012 and was in the bestsellers chart for months.

A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS was the best selling debut novel of 2011 and is out now.

Dawn's autobiography DEAR FATTY is available in paperback and hardback, and has sold over 800,000 copies to date.

 

 

Non-Fiction

Publication DetailsNotes
2017

Michael Joseph

This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you . . . perfection.

I can't count the amount of diaries I have crammed full with entries in January, that then fizzle out as the other months pile in. One of my teenage diaries has fulsome fizzing reports of every single conversation, thought and feeling about every friend, every crush, every meal, every argument until mid-March, when the entry on the 18th simply reads,

'Washed hair.'

Thank god, this isn't that. This book is a way for us to tell the story of a year together. Feel free to write your appointments in it, lists, thoughts and reminders of, say, who to kill, and when, and in what order. But I've also written about age and life as I see it, through the seasons and the months, and I've added some places for you to join me in some fun and some thinking. By the end of the year, I am hoping you will have a fatter, scruffier book that is written by me but totally personalized by you.

Come on in. The paper is lovely . . .

2008

Century

t's become a cliché in Britain to call somebody in the entertainment field a national institution -- but that's exactly what Dawn French is. As both comedienne and actress (the latter in both comedy and straight parts), she has become one of the best loved entertainers in the country. Her range is not wide (unlike her dimensions -- and that's the sort of joke she’d crack), but she is utterly winning in everything he does. And that quality continues in Dear Fatty, a truly entertaining memoir of an event-packed life.

Fiction

Publication DetailsNotes
2015

Michael Joseph

The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family.

Emotional displays - unacceptable.

Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome.

Fun - no thanks.

This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint.

So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book.

For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes?

2012

Michael Joseph

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and one of Britain's best loved comic writers, returns with Oh Dear Silvia, a darkly comic pageturner that will have you hanging on her every word.

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5?

A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife?

All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops.

Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers.

Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

2010

MIchael Joseph

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18 . . . and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there’s Dad . . . who’s just, well, dad. A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there’s a dog. Called Poo.