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Dawn Roma French

Current Location:: Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Denys Vernon French and <private> French (O'Brien)
Wife of <private> Bignell
Ex-wife of Lenny Henry
Mother of <private> Henry
Sister of <private> French

Occupation: Actress, writer and comedienne
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
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Immediate Family

    • ex-husband
    • <private> Henry
    • <private> Bignell
    • <private> French (O'Brien)
    • <private> French

About Dawn French

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven British Academy Television Awards and also won a BAFTA Fellowship with Jennifer Saunders.

French was born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales to English parents Denys Vernon French and Felicity "Roma" O'Brien of Irish origin from Plymouth. She was educated at the independent St Dunstan's Abbey School (now absorbed by Plymouth College) boarding school on North Road West in Plymouth, Devon, England. She has a brother, Gary French, who was born in 1955. Her father, Denys (5 August 1932 – 11 September 1977), was a member of the Royal Air Force, being stationed at RAF Valley. The RAF partly funded her private education. When her father was stationed at the former RAF Faldingworth, she attended Caistor Grammar School in Lincolnshire, boarding in the school's Lindsey house. She later won a debating scholarship that brought her to study at the Spence School in New York. ( Wikipedia ).

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October 11, 1957
Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom