Jennifer Saunders

Mother Superior (Manchester only)

Jennifer Saunders is one half of the legendary comedy duo French and Saunders and an original member of The Comic Strip.  She also wrote and starred in critically acclaimed Absolutely Fabulous, which has won numerous awards including an International Emmy, 2 BAFTAs, a Writers Guild Award, 2 Royal Television Society Awards, A People’s Choice Award, and 4 British Comedy Awards. The television series sparked feature film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which was released in the summer of 2016.

Jennifer also co-wrote and acted in Girls on Top, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle and Jam and Jerusalem. Other television credits include Blandings, Josh, Stick Man, The Boy In The Dress, This Is Jinsy, Dead Boss, Friends and wrote and starred in many of the 69 Comic Strip films.

Jennifer has voiced characters in feature films such as Sing, The Minions, and played the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2, and has recently recorded an episode of The Simpsons.

French and Saunders have toured UK theatres on three occasions and starred together in Me and Mamie O’Rourke in the West End over 20 years ago.

Jennifer's autobiography, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs was published in October 2013.

In 2009, French and Saunders were honoured with a BAFTA Fellowship.