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Dawn French

  • Oct 11, 1957 (age 61)
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2017
Little Big Shots
TV ShowMar 1, 2017

Little Big Shots

Little Big Shots (also known as Little Big Shots with Dawn …
Little Big Shots (also known as Little Big Shots with Dawn French) is a British television talent show that premiered on ITV on 1 March 2017. The series is hosted by Dawn French and based on the American show of the same name created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey who is also the host of the original. The series is produced by Wall to Wall. In June 2017, it was confirmed it would return for a second series, also with six episodes.
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2016
Delicious
TV ShowDec 30, 2016

Delicious

Delicious is a British television drama series that premiered …
Delicious is a British television drama series that premiered on Sky 1 on 30 December 2016. Written by Dan Sefton and directed by Clare Kilner and John Hardwick, the four-part first series aired on Sky 1 from December 2016 to January 2017. Sky renewed the show for a second series in February 2017. The second series aired on Sky 1 from Friday, 29 December 2017. On 13 February 2018, it was announced that Delicious had been renewed for a third season.
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
MovieJul 1, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy are still …
Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
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2013
The Wrong Mans
TV ShowSep 24, 2013

The Wrong Mans

The Wrong Mans is a British BBC Television comedy drama …
The Wrong Mans is a British BBC Television comedy drama series, co-produced with the American online television provider Hulu. It premiered on BBC Two on 24 September 2013 and in the United States on 11 November 2013. Considered a critical and ratings success, it was co-created and written by Gavin & Stacey alumni James Corden and Mathew Baynton as an attempt to combine the situation comedy format with the intricate plotting and storytelling tropes of an action-adventure series.
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Mark Bignell
MarriageApril 2013

Mark Bignell

Mark Bignell is the husband of Dawn French.
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2011
Award2011

Writer

Won Glamour Award for Writer.
Glamour Award
Best Female Comedy Performance
Nomination2011

Best Female Comedy Performance

Nominated for "Roger & Val Have Just Got In".
British Academy Television Award
2010
Little Crackers
TV ShowDec 19, 2010

Little Crackers

Little Crackers is a British Christmas comedy-drama …
Little Crackers is a British Christmas comedy-drama that was broadcast on Sky1. It consists of a series of short films featuring stars of British and Irish comedy, including Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Chris O'Dowd, Kathy Burke, Victoria Wood, and Bill Bailey. According to Sky Television, the show marked the start of their biggest investment in British comedy during Sky1's twenty-year history. The success of the first series led Sky to renew the show for a second series, which began airing on 18 December 2011. The comedians involved in the second series included Harry Hill, Sheridan Smith, Sanjeev Bhaskar, John Bishop, Shappi Khorsandi and Jack Whitehall.
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Animals United
MovieOct 7, 2010

Animals United

A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for …
A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. The animals endeavor to save the delta and send a message to the humans not to interfere with nature.
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Roger & Val Have Just Got In
TV ShowAug 6, 2010

Roger & Val Have Just Got In

Roger & Val Have Just Got …
Roger & Val Have Just Got In is a British sitcom that stars Dawn French and Alfred Molina playing married couple Roger and Val Stephenson. The show premiered on BBC Two on 6 August 2010 and six episodes were broadcast for the first series. The show was created by Dawn French, directed by Jamie Rafn, and written by Beth Kilcoyne and Emma Kilcoyne.
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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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MovieJun 18, 2010

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Enter through the towering …
Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passages and corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You'll visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore's office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, the Room of Requirement and more. Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with an array of magical creatures! This amazing new attraction uses ground-breaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride experience.
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2009
Psychoville
TV ShowJun 18, 2009

Psychoville

Psychoville is a British psychological horror-thriller …
Psychoville is a British psychological horror-thriller black comedy mystery television series created and written by and starring The League of Gentlemen members Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton for the BBC. It debuted on BBC Two on 18 June 2009. Pemberton and Shearsmith each play numerous characters, with Dawn French and Jason Tompkins in additional starring roles. The first series was followed by a Halloween special, broadcast on 31 October 2010, which saw Imelda Staunton added to the main cast along with previously supporting actors Eileen Atkins and Daniel Kaluuya. The second series started broadcasting on 5 May 2011 and ended on 6 June. Reece Shearsmith has officially announced that there will not be a third series.
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Coraline
MovieFeb 5, 2009

Coraline

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and …
When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.
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Nomination2009

BAFTA Fellowship

Nominated for BAFTA Fellowship.
Favourite International Personality or Actor
Nomination2009

Favourite International Personality or Actor

Nominated for "Jam & Jerusalem".
ASTRA Awards
Award2009

BAFTA Fellowship

Won BAFTA Fellowship.
2008
Lark Rise to Candleford
TV ShowJan 13, 2008

Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford is a …
Lark Rise to Candleford is a British television costume drama series, adapted by the BBC from Flora Thompson's trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels about the English countryside, published between 1939 and 1943. The first episode aired on 13 January 2008 on BBC One and BBC HD in the UK. In the U.S., the series began airing on select PBS stations in the spring of 2009. A third series began airing in the UK on 10 January 2010. The fourth and final series began on 9 January 2011 on BBC One and BBC One HD, and was filmed during August 2010.
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2007
La fille du régiment
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MovieJun 16, 2007

La fille du régiment

La fille du régiment released.
The Graham Norton Show
TV ShowFeb 22, 2007

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show is …
The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show presented by Graham Norton. It was initially broadcast on BBC Two, from 22 February 2007, before moving to BBC One in October 2009. It currently airs on Friday evenings, and is usually repeated a few nights later.
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Best Comedy Performance
Nomination2007

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
British Academy Television Award
2006
Jam & Jerusalem
TV ShowNov 24, 2006

Jam & Jerusalem

Jam & Jerusalem is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One from …
Jam & Jerusalem is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One from 2006 to 2009. Written by Jennifer Saunders and Abigail Wilson, it starred Sue Johnston, Jennifer Saunders, Pauline McLynn, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, David Mitchell, and Sally Phillips. Earlier episodes also starred Joanna Lumley and Doreen Mantle. On BBC America the first series was aired as Clatterford.
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Love and Other Disasters
MovieSep 9, 2006

Love and Other Disasters

Emily Jackson lives a fast …
Emily Jackson lives a fast-paced life. Always on the go, able to talk around the clock, with a sensitive soul she loves playing matchmaker for her friends. It's Emily's gay roommate and frequent companion Peter, who becomes again the subject matchmaking skills when handsome new photographer assistant Paolo arrives at the Vogue offices, where Emily works. She makes it her mission to bring the two men together. Unfortunately for her, she is so busy arranging a love connection between Peter and Paolo that she remains completely blind to the one suitor who longs to provide her with the loving companionship that she so cheerfully arranges for others. And so it does make sense that Peter, a screenwriter in the making, starts telling the story from his own point of view.
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2005
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
MovieDec 7, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the …

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and …
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are deported from London to the house of an eccentric professor during World War II. They find life in the house extremely dull, until Lucy discovers a wardrobe that leads to a magical world called Narnia, where animals can talk and all are ruled over by the wise and benevolent lion Aslan. The others don't believe her at first, but soon all of them go through the wardrobe and discover all is not well in Narnia. The land is being kept in a perpetual winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis, who turns anyone who doesn't obey her into stone. The children join Aslan and the animals loyal to him in an attempt to vanquish Jadis.
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Comic Aid
MovieFeb 26, 2005

Comic Aid

Comic Aid released.
2004
Agatha Christie's Marple
TV ShowDec 12, 2004

Agatha Christie's Marple

Agatha Christie's Marple (or …
Agatha Christie's Marple (or simply Marple) is a British ITV television series loosely based on the books and short stories by British crime novelist Agatha Christie. The title character was played by Geraldine McEwan from the first to third series, until her retirement from the role, and by Julia McKenzie from the fourth series onwards. Following the conclusion of the sixth series, it was announced that the BBC had acquired the rights for the production of Agatha Christie adaptations, suggesting that ITV would be unable to make a seventh series of Marple.
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The Paul O'Grady Show
TV ShowOct 11, 2004

The Paul O'Grady Show

The Paul O'Grady Show is a …
The Paul O'Grady Show is a British comedy chat show presented by comedian Paul O'Grady, first shown on 11 October 2004. The programme is a teatime chat show consisting of a mixture of celebrity guests, comic stunts, musical performances, and occasionally viewer competitions.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
MovieMay 23, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"He's at Hogwarts. He's at …
"He's at Hogwarts. He's at Hogwarts." The infamous Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban Prison and all sources believe he's after Harry Potter's life. What connection could there be between Harry's past and this crazed murderer? Can Harry figure it out before Black gets to him? And why does Mr. Weasley think Harry may want to find Black first? A shocking insight to a night 12 years ago.
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2003
Most Popular Comedy Performer
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Nomination2003

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "Wild West".
National Television Award
2002
Wild West
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TV ShowOct 22, 2002

Wild West

Wild West is a situation comedy screened from October 2002 …
Wild West is a situation comedy screened from October 2002 until 2004 (12 episodes) starring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. It was described as a dark comedy from the pen of Simon Nye and was filmed on location in Cornwall. Set in the hamlet of St Gweep, Wild West observes the strange goings-on in the local Cornish community. Shop owners Mary Trewednack and her life-partner Angela Phillips are the main focus but there are many other characters in this sitcom.
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Ted and Alice
TV ShowApr 4, 2002

Ted and Alice

Ted is an alien, an outcast on his own planet where he is a …
Ted is an alien, an outcast on his own planet where he is a rare single-sex being condemned to a life in search of a mate. Alice dreams of a fiction book romance, but the reality of ...
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Nomination2002

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "Ted and Alice".
National Television Award
2001
Best Comedy Performance
Nomination2001

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
British Academy Television Award
2000
Maybe Baby
MovieJun 2, 2000

Maybe Baby

Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh …
Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was written and directed by Ben Elton, with Hugh Laurie directing some scenes in an uncredited role, and based upon Elton's novel, Inconceivable. The film was a critical failure, and did not do well at the box office, despite a cast including many of the best known names within comedy in Britain.
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David Copperfield
MovieApr 16, 2000

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a two-part BBC television drama …
David Copperfield is a two-part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1850 novel of the same name, adapted by Adrian Hodges. The first part was shown on Christmas Day 1999 and the second on Boxing Day the same year.
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Most Popular Comedy Performer
Nomination2000

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
National Television Award
Best Comedy Performance
Nomination2000

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
British Academy Television Award
1999
Watership Down
TV ShowSep 28, 1999

Watership Down

Watership Down is a British-Canadian animated fantasy …
Watership Down is a British-Canadian animated fantasy children's television series, adapted from the novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was a co-production of Alltime Entertainment of the United Kingdom and Decode Entertainment of Canada, and produced by Martin Rosen, the director of the 1978 feature film adaptation. It was produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit from the Government of Ontario.
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Let Them Eat Cake
TV ShowSep 9, 1999

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC …
Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which French and Saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
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Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British panel show that has been …
Loose Women is a British panel show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The show is produced by ITV Studios and is broadcast on weekdays at 12.30pm. The programme was originally broadcast from Norwich before moving to London and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The show's current main hosts/anchor presenters are Kaye Adams, Ruth Langsford, Andrea McLean and Christine Lampard. The programme has been simulcast in the Republic of Ireland on Virgin Media Two, since January 2015. Its 3,000th episode was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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Most Popular Comedy Performer
Nomination1999

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
National Television Award
1998
Best Comedy Performance
Nomination1998

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
British Academy Television Award
Most Popular Comedy Performer
Nomination1998

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "The Vicar of Dibley".
National Television Award
1997
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!
MovieNov 3, 1997

Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!

A series of outtakes and …
A series of outtakes and deleted scenes from the first few seasons of "Absolutely Fabulous".
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1996
The Adventures of Pinocchio
MovieJul 26, 1996

The Adventures of Pinocchio

One of puppet-maker …
One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ...
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1994
The Vicar of Dibley
TV ShowNov 10, 1994

The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran …
The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998 (with three sets of specials in the Winters of 1999/2000, 2004/2005 and 2006/2007). It is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
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1992
Absolutely Fabulous
TV ShowNov 12, 1992

Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a former British …
Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a former British television sitcom created by, written by and starring Jennifer Saunders. It is based on the 1990 French & Saunders sketch Modern Mother and Daughter, created by Saunders and Dawn French.
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1991
Murder Most Horrid
TV ShowNov 14, 1991

Murder Most Horrid

Murder Most Horrid is a British dark comedy anthology series …
Murder Most Horrid is a British dark comedy anthology series starring Dawn French. It was broadcast on BBC Two for four series runs, in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1999. Created by Paul Smith, who also co-created Colin's Sandwich (with Terry Kyan, as noted below) and has written for The Brittas Empire, among other programmes, the series starred French as a different character in each episode. Many episodes were directed by the noted director Bob Spiers, who also worked with French on The Comic Strip Presents... and French and Saunders.
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Billie Henry
Child1991

Billie Henry

Billie Henry is an actress, known for Gal Young Un (1979).
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Best Entertainment Performance
Nomination1991

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "French and Saunders".
British Academy Television Award
1990
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
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MovieDec 26, 1990

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Adapted from the Beatrix …
Adapted from the Beatrix Potter story tells the story of the pignap of Little Pig Robinson by Captain Barnabus Butcher who fools Robinson into believing he is being taken on a trip to visit...
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1989
Best Entertainment Performance
Nomination1989

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "French and Saunders".
British Academy Television Award
1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV. The show airs live on weekdays from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features.
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1987
Eat the Rich
MovieAug 17, 1987

Eat the Rich

Alex is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant …
Alex is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept anarchists in their plans to derail the Prime-Minister-to-be's campaign.
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French and Saunders
TV ShowMar 9, 1987

French and Saunders

French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television …
French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
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1985
The Supergrass
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MovieNov 1, 1985

The Supergrass

While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, …
While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any interest from the girl, the police take a great interest in his story. From this point on, Dennis digs a deeper hole for himself at every turn.
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Girls on Top
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TV ShowOct 23, 1985

Girls on Top

Girls on Top is a British ITV sitcom, broadcast in 1985 and 1986, …
Girls on Top is a British ITV sitcom, broadcast in 1985 and 1986, and made by Witzend for the ITV contractor Central Independent Television. It stars Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracey Ullman, and was written by French, Saunders, and Wax with additional material from Ullman. Despite a poor critical reception, the series was a ratings success.
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Happy Families
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TV ShowOct 17, 1985

Happy Families

Happy Families is a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton …
Happy Families is a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton which was a BBC series first broadcast in 1985. It recounts the tale of the dysfunctional Fuddle family. It stars Jennifer Saunders as Granny Fuddle, Dawn French as the Cook and Adrian Edmondson as her imbecilic grandson Guy.
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1984
Lenny Henry
MarriageOctober 1984

Lenny Henry

Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a …
Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a British stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television presenter, and comedian, best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting various television programmes, including The Magicians for BBC One.
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The Lenny Henry Show
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TV ShowSep 4, 1984

The Lenny Henry Show

The Lenny Henry Show is a comedy sketch show (and in …
The Lenny Henry Show is a comedy sketch show (and in its 1987–88 incarnation, a sitcom) featuring Lenny Henry. It was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1988, and was later revived twice, in 1995 and 2004–2005.
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1982
The Young Ones
TV ShowNov 9, 1982

The Young Ones

The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the …
The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to British television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. In 1985, it was shown on MTV, one of the first non-music television shows on the fledgling channel. The show's title relates to the song of the same name, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, and sung by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, which was a No. 1 UK hit single.
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The Comic Strip Presents
TV ShowNov 2, 1982

The Comic Strip Presents

The Comic Strip is a group of …
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as a pioneering example of the alternative comedy scene. The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle, with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane, Lanah P and others.
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1981
Lenny Henry
Relationship1981

Lenny Henry

Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a …
Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a British stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television presenter, and comedian, best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting various television programmes, including The Magicians for BBC One.
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1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1957
Dawn French
BirthOctober 1957

Dawn French

Dawn French was born.
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