Dawn French

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Quotes (12)

  • Dawn French: The Vicar has been a life-affirming show for me so knowing we won't be doing it again and our little gang will be disbanding has left me a bit teary.

  • Dawn French: I personally wouldn't be seen dead or alive in a kagool. But it was very useful for filming since it rained every single day.

  • Dawn French: I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It's amazing I'm so slim.

  • Dawn French: I loved working with Catherine Tate. She's a fantastic improviser. She was quite pregnant when we did this show and therefore I wasn't allowed to hit her very much, which is another treat I'm looking forward to in Series Two.

  • Dawn French: I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.

  • Dawn French: I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.

  • Dawn French: I enjoyed teaching very much. I taught from 11 up to 18. I taught Drama and English. However, I have absolutely no training as an actress - as is blatantly obvious.

  • Dawn French: I don't think my family would put up with me being anything else. They are my strictist critics and wouldn't allow me to have any airs or graces.

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Trivia (19)

  • In a survey of 1,000 schoolgirls in 2004, Dawn was voted the number one female role model in the UK.

  • Dawn's agent is Maureen Vincent who has other clients such as Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and June Whitfield

  • Dawn has appeared in many stage productions. Her work has included roles in Smaller, My Brillant Divorce, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Side By Side, When We Are Married, Then Again, Me and Mamie O'Rourke and Silly Cow.

  • Dawn has starred in many film roles. She has appeared in The Supergrass (1985), Eat the Rich (1987) and Milk (1999), amongst others.

  • Her comedy partner for over 15 years is Jennifer Saunders.

  • In 1991, Dawn and her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award in the category "Best TV - Light Entertainment" for their work on French and Saunders (1987).

  • In 2002, Dawn & Jennifer Saunders received the Honorary Rose at the Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival.

  • Dawn has been nominated in the category of "Most Popular Comedy Performer/Performance" 4 times at the National Television Awards. Her nominations in 1998 and 2000 were for her work in The Vicar of Dibley, 2002's nomination was for her role in Ted and Alice and her nomination in 2003 was for Wild West.

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