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Jennifer Saunders wants gender fluid Ab Fab musical

Jennifer Saunders wants gender fluid Ab Fab musical

Jennifer Saunders wants to create a new gender fluid ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ musical. The 60-year-old actress played PR agent Edina Monsoon alongside Joanna Lumley – who played magazine fashion director Patsy Stone – in the hit series, and now she wants to write a stage production where the two leading ladies could be replaced by men. Jennifer is quoted by The Daily Star news... »

Joanna Lumley among stars attending Hay Festival

Joanna Lumley among stars attending Hay Festival

Joanna Lumley, Jo Brand, and Maxine Peake are among the stars who will appear at this year’s Hay Festival. Organisers have confirmed the line-up for the 11-day literature and arts extravaganza, which will take place in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, from May 23rd to June 2nd, and will also feature the likes of Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Jimmy Carr, and Bill Bailey. Peter Florence, director of Hay Festi... »

Joanna Lumley recalls awards show nerves

Joanna Lumley recalls awards show nerves

Joanna Lumley always felt like she was about to "lose [her] mind" whilst waiting to find out if she’d won an award for her acting. The 72-year-old actress hosts the BAFTAs on Sunday (10.02.19), and after scooping three honours and the BAFTA TV Fellowship in the past, she knows how the shortlisted nominees will be feeling when they wait to find out who has successfully been chosen t... »

David Dimbleby to receive Special Recognition NTA

David Dimbleby to receive Special Recognition NTA

David Dimbleby is to receive the 2019 Special Recognition gong at the National Television Awards. The 80-year-old journalist – who is best known for fronting ‘Question Time’ and hosting the BBC’s coverage of every General Election since 1979 – will be presented with the prestigious prize at the ceremony on Tuesday night (22.01.19). A source told The Sun’s Bizarr... »

Joanna Lumley to return as the BAFTAs host

Joanna Lumley to return as the BAFTAs host

Joanna Lumley is set to return as the host of this year’s BAFTAs. The 72-year-old actress – who hosted the awards bash in 2018, replacing Stephen Fry in the role – has been confirmed as the presenter of the annual awards show, which is to be staged on February 10. BAFTA said via its official Twitter account: "We are excited to be welcoming back the phenomenal Joanna Lumley a... »

Michelle Visage has ‘long list’ of celeb guest for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Michelle Visage has ‘long list’ of celeb guest for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Michelle Visage has a "long list" of British icons she wants to appear as guest judges on the UK version of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. The 50-year-old judge has revealed she has requested ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ duo Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley – who played Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone respectively in the BBC comedy about two outrageous middle-aged wo... »

Black Eyed Peas land ITV documentary

Black Eyed Peas land ITV documentary

ITV will celebrate 20 years of the Black Eyed Peas with a special documentary. The ‘Where is the Love’ hitmakers – willi.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo – will perform on the programme alongside some special guests, while friends, family and famous faces will share their insight and memories of the group on the show, which will be hosted by their friend Joanna Lumley. The documenta... »

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder

Jennifer Saunders finds comedy harder to write than ever because people are so easily offended. The ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ creator admitted she thinks twice when she pens a joke that’s "on the edge" as there’s always a possibility of a negative backlash. She said: "There is always someone tutting in the back of your mind every time you write a joke that is on ... »

Joanna Lumley wants to be an ‘old woman’

Joanna Lumley wants to be an ‘old woman’

Joanna Lumley plans to live to be a "very very old woman". The 72-year-old actress has shunned the idea of there being a stigma around ageing, as she says she loves getting older and wants to live into her 90s because she’s "had a good time" as an older woman so far. She said: "I’ve had a good time as an old woman and I plan to be a very, very old woman." ... »

Jennifer Saunders: I’m unemployed

Jennifer Saunders: I’m unemployed

Jennifer Saunders says she’s currently unemployed. The 60-year-old actress – who is married to fellow comedian-and-writer Ade Edmondson – admits for the "first time in ages" she isn’t actively working on any projects and has no plans to write anything anytime soon. Speaking to the Daily Express newspaper, she said: "I have nothing on and have nothing planned.... »

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