Dawn French

Dawn French in Jack and the Beanstalk

Comedian and actress Dawn French stars as Jack’s mum, Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium this Christmas 2022.

About Dawn French

Dawn French made her pantomime debut in 2018 playing The Wicked Queen in Snow White at the London Palladium, alongside Julian Clary.

A veteran of the British comedy scene for over 30 years, Dawn French is an actor, writer, and comedienne best known for comedy sketch show French and Saunders and for playing the lead role in the sitcom Vicar of Dibley. Nominated for seven BAFTA awards, Dawn was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2009 with her longtime comedy partner Jennifer Saunders.

Dawn studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders. Her theatre work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My Brilliant Divorce, Smaller and performing as the Duchesse de Crackentorp in The Daughter of the Regiment (La fille du régiment) by Gaetano Donizetti

Dawn’s film work includes Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and she provided the voice for the character Mrs. Beaver in Disney’s film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the role of Angie the Elephant in the environmental animated film Animals United.

On TV, Dawn has appeared in The Vicar of Dibley, French & Saunders, Murder Most Horrid, Ted and Alice, Jam & Jerusalem, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Roger & Val Have Just Got In, Comic Relief, The Comic Strip Presents, Delicious and The Trouble with Maggie Cole.

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