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Dawn French

 
Bio:
French is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter. French 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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
French is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter. French 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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
2023
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 2022
Dame Trot

Dawn French Biography

French is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter. French 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.





Dawn French News

Winners Announced For the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023 Photo Winners Announced For the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Writers behind some of the most critically acclaimed works over the last year were honoured at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2023 ceremony, including Aamina Ahmad, David Edgar, Vivienne Franzmann, Rebecca Hall, Katie Hims, Adam Kay, Neil McKay, and Ben Power.

Photos: First Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium Photo Photos: First Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

All new production photos have been released for Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium. The panto plays from 10 December 2022 to 15 January 2023 this Christmas with a cast led by Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Louis Gaunt, Rob Madge and Natalie McQueen.  

Show of the Week: Tickets From Just £20 for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Photo Show of the Week: Tickets From Just £20 for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 12, 2022

This Christmas join comedy superstars Dawn French and Julian Clary as they lead the cast of a brand-new production of Jack and the Beanstalk at London’s iconic home of pantomime!

LIFE OF PI, WINNIE THE POOH, and More Set For Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023 and 2024 Photo LIFE OF PI, WINNIE THE POOH, and More Set For Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023 and 2024
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a line-up of new productions for 2023 and 2024. Learn more about the lineup here!

Cast and Creatives Announced For HEY DUGGEE The Live Theatre Show Photo Cast and Creatives Announced For HEY DUGGEE The Live Theatre Show
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

The full cast and the creative team for the all-new Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show has been revealed as the show prepares for its world premiere next month.

Full Cast Announced For ORLANDO at the Garrick Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For ORLANDO at the Garrick Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

The full company has been announced for Orlando ‚Äď joining Emma Corrin, in the title role, are Deborah Findlay (Mrs Grimsditch), Jessica Alade (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Debra Baker (Virginia, Favilla, The Captain), Akuc Bol (Virginia, Euphrosyne, Prue), Lucy Briers (Virginia, Queen Elizabeth, Officer), Richard Cant (Virginia, Harriet, Kitty), Melissa Lowe (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Jodie McNee (Virginia, Marmaduke), Oliver Wickham (Virginia, Clorinda), and Millicent Wong (Virginia, Sasha, Nell).

Further Casting Announced For JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium Photo Further Casting Announced For JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Louis Gaunt, Rob Madge and Natalie McQueen will join the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium this Christmas. They join the previously announced Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot. Jack and the Beanstalk plays from 10 December 2022 to 15 January 2023.

FANE Passes on the Programming Baton of London's Crazy Coqs Photo FANE Passes on the Programming Baton of London's Crazy Coqs
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Fane, the independent programmer of Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel in Piccadilly, has announced that after six very happy years programming the venue, they will be passing on the programming baton at the end of 2022.

Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin Photo Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company announced that their production of Orlando opens at the Garrick Theatre on 5 December 2022, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 25 February 2023. 

Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia W Photo Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia Woolf's Novel ORLANDO
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company has announced that Emma Corrin will return to the London stage as the title role in Orlando, from the novel by Virginia Woolf in a new version by Neil Bartlett. Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the feature film My Policeman for Amazon.

Dawn French Videos

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Palladium

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

Get a behind the scenes look at Jack and the Beanstalk with Mark Walters (set designer) and Michael Harrison (director and producer)! Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot lead the cast in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED

by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2018

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.

VIDEO: First Look - New Trailer for ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2016

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE will hit theaters this summer. Watch an all-new trailer below!

VIDEO: First Trailer for ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE Has Arrived!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 18, 2016

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Corden Stars in Season 2 of THE WRONG MANS, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

The Hulu and BBC Comedy's critically acclaimed co-production THE WRONG MANS will return to Hulu for a second season just in time for the holidays with four all-new episodes today, December 24th. Get a FIRST LOOK below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Corden Stars in Season 2 of THE WRONG MANS, Premiering 12/24
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 12, 2014

The Hulu and BBC Comedy's critically acclaimed co-production The Wrong Mans will return to Hulu for a second season just in time for the holidays with four all-new episodes on December 24th. Get a first look below!


Dawn French Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dawn French next theatre project?
Dawn French's next show will be Dawn French Is A Huge Twat! which opens on 9/21/2023 on West End.

How many Broadway shows has Dawn French been in?
Dawn French has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Dawn French been in?
Dawn French has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Dawn French's first West End show?
Dawn French's first West End show was Jack and the Beanstalk which opened in 2022