Funny Women: Dawn French
I thought that with the gravity of my last post, and considering my impending Prozac moment with the end of the parade of readers that is otherwise known as Freshly Pressed, that it might be nice to write about something humorous. Thus, another Funny Women column, something I think I’ll try to do at least semi-regularly.
Dawn French is a British comedienne of some heft. This is referring to her body of work as well as her body. She’s a big girl, and she’s not ashamed of it. Good for her! She says that her father instilled her with self-confidence as a kid, and she just always thought she was great just the way she is. I do, too.
French is one half of the comedy due of French & Saunders, a sketch comedy team starring herself and Jennifer Saunders. Saunders is perhaps best known to American audiences as being half of Absolutely Fabulous’s duo. French is going to be best known in the States for The Vicar of Dibley, a Brit-com that was picked up in syndication by several American PBS stations. In this show, French plays the Reverend Geraldine Granger, a single, female Anglican pastor in a remote English country village. Let hilarity ensue.
Dawn French is also famous for kissing movie star hunks on television, usually for charity. She’s kissed Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie (from Fox’s House TV show) and Hugh Grant. Nice work if you can get it.
But wait! There’s more. French designs a line of women’s clothing called Sixteen47, so named because forty-seven percent of the female population in the United Kingdom wear a size sixteen or larger. The point of the design house is to produce clothing that is flattering to fuller figured women.
I’ve included a link to her Wikipedia page and her imdb profile, so you can read more, and a link to some of her best work on French & Saunders, a parody of Catherine Zeta Jones. Click on the link. You’ll thank me later.
Entry filed under: Celebrity, Entertainment, Humor, Television, Women's Rights. Tags: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones, Dawn French, French and Saunders, Jennifer Saunders, Johnny Depp, Vicar of Dibley.