Dawn French

Dawn Roma French[2] (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, comedian, presenter and writer. She is best known for starring in and writing for the BBC comedy sketch show French and Saunders with her best friend and comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. She has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and won a BAFTA Fellowship with Saunders in 2009.[3]

Dawn French
French in January 2005
Born
Dawn Roma French

(1957-10-11) 11 October 1957 (age 63)
Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, UK
NationalityBritish[1]
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • presenter
  • writer
Years active1981–present
Notable work
French and Saunders
The Vicar of Dibley
Spouse(s)
  • (m. 1984; div. 2010)

    Mark Bignell
    (m. 2013)
Children1
AwardsBAFTA Fellowship
2009 (with Jennifer Saunders)