Dawn French

'French And Saunders' Set To Return To Our Screens This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has revealed that she’ll be back on our TV screens this Christmas, alongside longtime friend and collaborator Jennifer Saunders. The co...

Dawn French Opens Up About The Racism She Encountered While Married To Sir Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has opened up about the racist abuse she encountered during her marriage to Sir Lenny Henry, revealing that they were forced to increase s...

Anthony Joshua Met Geri Horner At The Glamour Awards And It Was Everything

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

We do love an unlikely celeb meet-up, and last night’s (6 June) Glamour Women Of The Year awards threw us a great one. As they made their way into t...

Dawn French And Jennifer Saunders Lay Into 'Weird Tangerine C*ckhead' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French had a few choice words to say about Donald Trump at Tuesday (6 June) night’s Glamour Awards. The pair launched in...

French And Saunders 'Turned Down Seven-Figure Sum' To Present 'Great British Bake Off'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders reportedly turned down a hefty offer to take on presenting duties on the new series of ‘Great British B...

Dawn French Admits She Wants To Take Drugs As She Gets Older

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has been pretty clean living for the last 59 years, but that’s all about to change according to the actress and comedian. The ‘Vicar O...

French And Saunders Speak Out On 'Bake Off' Presenting Claims

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Saunders has spoken out to deny reports she and Dawn French are being lined up to replace Mel and Sue on ‘The Great British Bake Off’. T...

Fans Of Comedy Vicars Rejoice

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘The Vicar Of Dibley’ could be returning to our TV screens after its star, Dawn French, hinted she could be donning her dog collar once again. ...

Emma Stars In 'Vicar Of Dibley' Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Emma Watson made a surprise appearance during Friday night’s Comic Relief telethon, starring in a ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ sketch. The ‘Harry Pot...

Stephen Hawking? Yeah, I Know

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking is to appear with David Walliams in a special sketch for Red Nose Day. SEE MORE: Stephen Hawking Reacts To Eddie Redmayn...

'Vicar Of Dibley' To Return For Comic Relief?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘The Vicar Of Dibley’ is set to return later this year, for a one-off Comic Relief special, according to reports. Dawn French has been tipped t...

Speaking of Grief

Helen Lederer | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

It was an arresting image - to see the faces of our comedy elite with the coffin of such an iconic figure. An unintended tableau of England's great and talented comedy pioneers - who have shaped the 80s. And it was weird seeing people you know a bit - only a bit mind - with the coffin of someone who means a lot.

'Rik's Death Has Been A Wake Up Call'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French says she has been left in 'utter shock' following the death of Rik Mayall earlier this week. Dawn - who starred with Rik in the cult co...

Dawn Reveals Secret Reasons Behind Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has opened up about her weight loss, rubbishing rumours that she had a gastric band or lost weight due to heartbreak over her split from h...

Dawn Embraces Her Curves Again

Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French wowed us all when she revealed her slimmed down self back in 2011, but it appears the comedienne has struggled to keep up with her strict ...

Poorly Pencilled Pistachio Portraiture

John McMenamin | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Comedy
John McMenamin

So, I was sitting at my desk at home the other day trying to think of something new and exciting that nobody has done before. I picked up a blunt HB pencil and started twiddling it, then shelled a few pistachio nuts and tossed the shells in a bowl of other pistachio shells. At this point the imaginary light-bulb above my head...

Dawn's Big Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has walked down the aisle again, after marrying her partner Mark Bignell at the weekend, according to reports. The pair are believed t...

FIRST LOOK: Back To Dibley

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Vicar Of Dibley' is returning to TV screens for a one-off special as part of Comic Relief. It has been seven years since we said farewell to ...

WATCH: Comic Relief's Funniest Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Comic Relief's funny moments are a rare example of a deal in which everyone wins. The rich and the famous are presented with a perfect opportunity ...

The Dawn Of Churchill's New Ads

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has become the new face of Churchill Insurance, after the company dropped 'Men Behaving Badly' actor Martin Clunes. Comedian French wil...

James Corden's Mother?

PA | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French is to play funnyman James Corden's mother in his new comedy-thriller TV series. The 'Vicar Of Dibley' actress has been added to the cas...

Michael Buble's Unlikely Co-Star?

thesun.co.uk | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

I NEVER realised The Vicar Of Dibley and French & Saunders were broadcast in Canada. But MICHAEL BUBLE's admiration for DAWN FRENCH has extended be...

Perkins Assembles All Star Cast For Lesbian Vet Sitcom

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sue Perkins, still basking in the success as The Great British Bake Off host, has revealed who will be starring in her next project, new BBC2 sitcom, ...

Caroline Frost

From Sykes To Spaced – Comedy’s Female TV Trailblazers

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

So many funny women on our TV screens these days, it's easy to take for granted that, only a generation or so ago, these same female humour merchants ...

Superstar, Keeping Up Appearances

Ian Watson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

"Georgie Best. Superstar, Wears frilly knickers and a Playtex bra!" I was amongst thousands of kids in the 70s who sang that, oblivious as to the original, and I still sing it whenever the credits come on to Superstar.