Articles Tagged 'Dawn French'

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WATCH: 10 Alan Rickman Impressions

Whether he accepts it or not, Alan Rickman has a particularly interesting voice to try and impersonate. It’s not just a matter of getting the tone right, there are also those unique speech rhythms, the swooping intonation, the sudden pauses and breathy sighs. That’s presumably why so many actors—professional and amateur—have had a go at […]

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‘AbFab’ Movie: Edina Monsoon is Grandmum to Teenage Girl

Absolutely Fabulous co-creator Jennifer Saunders may be keen to write a storyline about Edina Monsoon’s (Saunders) daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha) having a teenaged daughter in the new AbFab movie, but what is age-conscious Eddy going to say about it? RadioTimes reports the producers are casting a 13-year-old girl to play the role of Saffy’s daughter […]

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10 British Actors Trying Their Hands at Pop Music

While there is some crossover between the disciplines of music and theatre—actors becoming singers, singers becoming actors—it’s fair to say that each makes very singular demands on the charisma of the performers. So while David Bowie is an enormously charismatic rock star, as an actor, he’s David Bowie, and therefore best suits roles in which […]

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Dawn French is “Sick With Excitement” Over U.K. Tour

Actress and comedian Dawn French (French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley) is gearing up for her first solo tour, which she says will be “somewhere between a monologue, a play, and an autobiographical slideshow,” reports BBC News. She doesn’t hold back when saying she’s, “Sick with excitement.” French is known to perform with writing […]

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RIP Roger Lloyd-Pack: Five Of His Greatest Roles

The BBC is reporting that the actor Roger Lloyd-Pack has died, aged 69. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. A fine character actor, on TV and in plays by Alan Bennett and William Shakespeare, his job in a comedy was often to be the character who pulls the wheels off the wagon; to undercut […]

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Jennifer Saunders: ‘The AbFab Movie IS Happening’

Now here’s a thing we should have put in our things to look forward to in 2014 post. Jennifer Saunders has confirmed that she is working on an Absolutely Fabulous movie, and what’s more, if she doesn’t do it, she has to pay her comedy partner Dawn French £100,000. Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show […]

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Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

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Brits with Birthdays: Dan Stevens’ Baby Blues Turn 31

Dan Stevens, the blue-eyed British heartthrob whose departure from Downton Abbey at the end of last season left many fans feeling bereft, turns 31 this Thursday, Oct. 10. The actor, who played likable Matthew Crawley on the popular period drama, quit the show after the third season when his contract ended. He has since moved to the […]

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Jean Marsh Looking to Rebuild ‘The House of Eliott’

Jean Marsh wants to be back in fashion. The 79-year old actress, who co-created the beloved original Upstairs, Downstairs TV series (1971-75) along with fellow thespian Eileen Atkins, now wants to revive The House of Eliott. House is a fondly remembered BBC series about two sisters who become successful fashion designers in London in the 1920s. Marsh, again collaborating with Atkins, […]

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