Dawn French





Dawn French

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in Holyhead, Wales, The United Kingdom
October 11, 1957

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Dawn Roma French is a British actress, writer and comedian. In her career spanning three decades, she has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA along with her best friend Jennifer Saunders. She is best-known for starring in and writing her comedy sketch show, French and Saunders, alongside her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role of Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.


Average rating: 3.41 · 14,228 ratings · 1,885 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
Dear Fatty
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A Tiny Bit Marvellous
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Oh Dear Silvia
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 3,018 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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A Feast Of French And Saunders
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Careers: Driver
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“My theory was that if I behaved like a confident, cheerful person, eventually I would buy it myself, and become that. I always had traces of strength somewhere inside me, it wasn't fake, it was just a way of summoning my courage to the fore and not letting any creeping self-doubt hinder my adventures. This method worked then, and it works now. I tell myself that I am the sort of person who can open a one-woman play in the West End, so I do. I am the sort of person who has several companies, so I do. I am the sort of person WHO WRITES A BOOK! So I do. It's the process of having faith in the self you don't quite know you are yet, if you see what I mean. Believing that you will find the strength, the means somehow, and trusting in that, although your legs are like jelly. You can still walk on them and you will find the bones as you walk. Yes, that's it. The further I walk, the stronger I become. So unlike the real lived life, where the further you walk, the more your hips hurt.”
Dawn French, Dear Fatty

“Funny how women are ashamed of their inner fairy whereas men are forever proudly displaying their inner cowboy or fireman”
Dawn French, A Tiny Bit Marvellous

“There is a latent fairy in all women, but look how carefully we have to secrete her in order to be taken seriously. And fairies come in all shapes, colours, sizes and types, they don't have to be fluffy. They can be demanding and furious if hey like. They do, however, have to wear a tiara. That much is compulsory.”
Dawn French, A Tiny Bit Marvellous

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