Dawn Roma French is a popular English comedian, actress and writer. Dawn started her career in television through ‘Comic Strip’ where she appeared along with her friend, Saunders. They started gaining recognition during the 1980s. Later, Martin Lewis, a comedy producer recorded album with the ‘Menopause Sisters’; which brought them much appreciation and recognition. Dawn grabbed much attention after she launched her own show ‘French and Saunders’, which was aired in 1987. This show ran successfully for 20 years and was last aired in 2007. Apart from collaborated projects, Dawn has done sole performances. ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ are few of the films in which she has given her voice. Dawn has also appeared in a few roles in theatre plays like, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘My Brilliant Divorce’, and ‘Smaller’. She has also been a part of few music videos including, ‘Love Letters' and ‘Whispering Your Name’. Dawn has a way with words and her thoughts and views on life, work, obesity, teenage and getting older would make you feel confident about yourself besides tickling your funny bones. Following is a collection of some of the downright funny and famous quotes and sayings by Dawn French, the popular actress with an impeccable comic timing.
Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I saw was 'Bent,' which starred Ian McKellen. And I loved the original performance of 'The Rocky Horror Show,' with Richard O'Brien and Tim Curry at the Royal Court, when I was about 15.
I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It's amazing I'm so slim.
I've often said the most difficult things I have to say to people through humour. I can very quickly put someone in their place with it. But we all walk away unscathed because there's been some funnies around it, and I'll usually make sure that it comes back at me.
I'm constantly astounded by how amazing women are. And as we go through all these different stages of life as long as you share them with others and say, 'Well, this is bloody weird', you can get through everything.
I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.
I have turned away from the thought of writing fiction in the past through what I suppose is, actually, fear. The direct, raw invitation for the reader to come in and explore my imagination is fairly scary for me so I have busied myself with so much else.
Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you're not careful and don't embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence.