Dawn French

Dawn French has had a funny ol’ career. Of course, she was one half of the hugely successful French and Saunders… but she was also a star of the bafflingly popular Vicar of Dibley and the ace (but super dark) Psychoville.

Now, she’s going to star in a brand new BBC Two show called Roger and Val Have Just Got In.

She’ll play food technology teacher Val in the show alongside Alfred Molina who will play her on-screen husband.

“It’s so bold,” French told What’s On TV.

“I wanted to do another sitcom, but one quite unlike anything I’d done before. I thought it would be very interesting to do a two-hander and something set in real time.

“This seemed so different. It’s challenging, but we think it works!”

So what is Dawn’s character like then?

Well, French describes Val as a “minx”, before adding: “She gets her pupils to do ironing practice on her curtains. Roger and Val don’t like authority. They live above the law. They have no other distractions. Inside the house, they can simply play and amuse each other with stories.”

She added: “Their home is very busy and full of stuff – all their enthusiasms are fully realised in there. They never venture outside it. They’ve created a magical universe where all the diversion is centred on them.”


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