Getting to know Jennifer

Television favourite Jennifer Saunders uses her humour to deal with most of life’s most difficult situations – including her cancer. Here’s a few more facts about this national treasure of the comedy world

CELEB-MONTAGE– Her mother was a biology teacher and her father an RAF pilot

– After school she worked in Italy for a year as an au pair

– She describes herself as “a total petrol head” and loves to drive her Porsche fast

– The Rocky Horror Show was her first musical love

– She relaxes at home by reading crime fiction, gardening and “just pottering”

– Her favourite TV show is The Great British Bake Off

– She loves visiting Scotland, especially Edinburgh. She spent a lot of her childhood there, as her mother is Scottish

– She and Dawn French declined OBE honours for services to comedy drama in 2001

– Julia Sawalha, who played her daughter Saffy in Ab Fab, is actually only ten years younger than her

 

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