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Absolutely Fabulous Legendary Comedienne Jennifer Saunders set to Host The British Independent Film Awards 2016

03 November 2016

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announces Jennifer Saunders as the host of the 2016 ceremony, taking place on Sunday 4 December at Old Billingsgate.

Actress, writer and comedienne Jennifer Saunders is one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders and an original member of The Comic Strip. She wrote and starred alongside Joanna Lumley in the hugely popular television series Absolutely Fabulous, which hit the big screen this year in the box office hit Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Saunders also voiced the roles of the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 and The Queen in Minions, and recently played Lady Constance Keeble in two series of the BBC’s Blandings.

Jennifer Saunders said “I say yes to most jobs where I get to work with a glass of champagne in my hand, it’s a bonus to be toasting the very best of British films and new talent at the same time.”

BIFA added “We at BIFA are huge admirers of Jennifer and thrilled she will be hosting this year’s ceremony. She is a smart and hilarious voice in British film and TV with passion and knowledge from both sides of the camera. We can’t think of a better way to round off 2016 than an evening in her company.”

Past BIFA hosts include Richard Ayoade, Simon Bird and James Nesbitt.

Nominations were announced on Tuesday 1 November and can be viewed in full HERE and at BIFA. The winners will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 4 December.

About BIFA
The British Independent Film Awards highlight and celebrate the best independent British film and filmmakers and the best future prospects. We shine a light on and provide access to the best British independent film audiences have and haven’t heard of.

Nominees and winners are selected by the industry – every eligible film is watched and discussed, making BIFA the only truly credible source for the best in British independent film.

Proud patrons of the British Independent Film Awards are Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.

BIFA partners
All City, BBC Films, Hypergram, Intermission, The London EDITION, MAC Cosmetics,
RSM, Soho House, Swarovski, Wiggin

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