How old is Dawn French, who is her husband Mark Brignell and when was the Vicar of Dibley star married to Lenny Henry?

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DAWN French is a household name thanks to her long career in showbiz and her comedy partnership with Jennifer Saunders.

But how many times has she been married? And what has she starred in? We take a look at the first lady of British comedy…

 Dawn French is a famous face in showbiz

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Dawn French is a famous face in showbiz

Who is Dawn French? What is her background?

Dawn Roma French was born October 11, 1957.

She is an English actress, writer, and comedian.

She is best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders

Later she was more known and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the The Vicar of Dibley.

 Dawn is well known for being one half of French and Saunders

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Dawn is well known for being one half of French and Saunders

How many times has Dawn French been married?

Dawn was famously married to fellow comedy star Lenny Henry.

The got wed in 1984 but divorced in 2010.

She has been married to Mark Bignell since 2013.

 She is more recently known for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley

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She is more recently known for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley

Will French and Saunders be returning?

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to return to TV screens this Christmas, 30 years after the first series of their sketch show was broadcast.

The BBC1 festive special of French and Saunders will feature the double act’s most popular sketches from the past three decades, plus rarely seen footage and new material.

The pair will once again be parodying popular films and TV – including 2017 hits such as The Handmaid’s Tale.

Dawn French kisses Hugh Grant in THAT Liz Hurley dress on Comic Relief 1995

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