Iconic TV series turned feature film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie picks up where they left off – in terms of shenanigans with publicist Edina Monsoon and best friend and enabler Patsy Stone drinking, shopping and stumbling around London’s trendiest hot spots. While attending an industry party they end up causing a media frenzy after knocking supermodel Kate Moss in to the River Thames.
Typical hilarity ensues in this 2016 movie starring original cast Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and Dame June Whitfield. Here is some trivia about Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Like the TV series, the movie has many celebrities playing themselves including Kate Moss and Lulu alongside 58 more! How many can you spot?
The movie came about as a bet on live radio between Dawn French and Saunders – Saunders didn’t want to have to pay French the £100,000 bet so she wrote the script!
The series returned for 3 special episodes on Christmas 2011, New Years Day 2012 and 23rd July 2013 marking the shows 20th anniversary and coinciding with the London 2012 Summer Olympics
Dame June Whitfield’s (Mother) turned 90 during the filming of the film
Jennifer Saunders is only 10 years older than actress Julia Sawalha who plays her onscreen daughter Saffy
Character Patsy Stones full name is Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau Stone
Kate Moss did her own stunts during the filming!
This is the debut cinema screenplay for writer Jennifer Saunders
Director Mandie Fletcher also directed every episode in the final series of the TV series
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Saturday, August 10th at 9pm on THREE