Absolutely Fabulous film: Jennifer Saunders confirms script is complete for 2015 release

The comedienne said she felt 'euphoric' to have finished the draft

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It’s official, darling. Jennifer Saunders has finished writing the script for the Absolutely Fabulous film.

The comedienne said she hopes the movie, titled Edina and Patsy, will be made by the end of 2015.

The film will follow the sitcom’s two main characters, played by Saunders and Joanna Lumley, and will reportedly begin with the flash friends waking up hung-over on an oligarch’s deserted yacht.

Saunders told the Sunday People: “I’ve finished the first draft. I’m feeling euphoric. My proper New Year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination.”

The long-running comedy series, which began in 1992, has spawned a number of hour-long TV specials but has yet to reach the big screen.


Absolutely Fabulous returned for three one-hour specials to mark the show’s 20th anniversary on 25 December 2011, 1 January 2012 and 23 July 2012.

The cast for the film has yet to be confirmed, but it is thought it will include the comedy’s long-standing stars Julia Sawalha, who plays Edina’s long-suffering daughter Saffy, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield.

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