Dawn French





Dawn French


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

Website

Genre


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 · 17,724 ratings · 2,268 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Dear Fatty

3.73 avg rating — 6,537 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Tiny Bit Marvellous

3.21 avg rating — 6,325 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Oh Dear Silvia

3.21 avg rating — 3,763 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
According to Yes

3.29 avg rating — 1,008 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Feast Of French And Saunders

by
4.37 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Great Big Knits: Over Twent...

by
4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dimmi che ti dispiace

by
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mastering The Universe: The...

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Careers: Environmental Engi...

did not like it 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Careers: Ecosystem Ecologist

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Dawn French…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“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

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Books on the Nigh...: Books that make you laugh 51 264 Mar 22, 2011 11:01AM  
The Seasonal Read...: 15.2 - Summer Stock 73 125 Jul 20, 2011 02:40PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks - DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC! 2272 672 Nov 30, 2011 09:05PM  
Read 150+ Books a...: Lynne's list for 2011 164 71 Jan 01, 2012 10:30AM  
UK Book Club: God, I Love This Book 58 332 Jan 19, 2012 05:49AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Dawn to Goodreads.