Dawn French

Speaking of Grief

Helen Lederer | Posted 24.06.2014 | 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.

Who Does Mel C Think Will Snog Jesus?

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Mel C is expecting Dawn French to snog the hunky young men auditioning to play Jesus in new talent show Superstar. Dawn joins Jason Donovan and And...

French And Saunders To Reunite In 'Rehab'

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to reunite for a comedy special - set in rehab. The Bafta-winning comic duo, who have not performed together ...

Film and Television Influences Books Sales

Lloyd Paige | Posted 28.07.2012 | Home
Lloyd Paige

How many of us have purchased a book because there's been a movie adaptation, or because it's synonymous with a television programme?

'Gagging To Find Jesus'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Vicar of Dibley will find an earthly Jesus later this year, with Dawn French joining the panel to choose the lead for musical Jesus Christ Superst...

What Comic Plans Do French And Saunders Have Up Their Sleeves?

PA | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Dawn French has revealed she and Jennifer Saunders are hoping to work together again soon. The pair, best known for their French And Saunders comed...

'Seriously' Considering A Reunion

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French plan to work together again - and the pair have even considered co-hosting a chat show. The comedy duo split afte...

Look Who's Come To Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home

We've all thought about who we'd want sat around our dining table at our fantasy dinner party. And while we would love to glug wine with Denis...

Lipgoss: Is a Celebrity Twitter Twirade the New Open Letter?

Anna Hart | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Anna Hart

Of all the sneaky, rotten and downright underhanded ways to claim some column inches, pretending to be worried about a famous friend, associate or relative is verruca-grade disgusting. It's presented as a way of being a bitch without looking like a bitch, but the public ain't that stupid.

Why Ruth Jones Only Has a 2% Chance of Staying Thin

Sue Thomason | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Thomason

Ruth Jones is the latest celebrity weight loss sensation. She joins Dawn French, Nigella Lawson and Pauline Quirk in the list of big girls who have very publicly gone from being 'happy in their skin' to drastically dropping the pounds, appearing in glamorous gowns showing off their new look.

A New Dawn

WENN | Posted 23.02.2012 | Home

Dawn French may have cut down on chocolate, but she is not skimping on romance - the newly slim star has a new man on her arm following her split from...

Dead Ringer For Dawn

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2012 | Home

For a split second we thought Lenny Henry had got back with his ex wife Dawn French when we first clapped eyes on these snaps. Not so, but it's...