• Dawn French recalls being 'utterly allergic' to her mum for 'a long time'
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    James Leyfield

    Dawn French recalls being 'utterly allergic' to her mum for 'a long time'

    Speaking at a screening of the second series of Sky 1’s Delicious, the Vicar of Dibley actress is quoted by Mail Online as saying: “I remember my own relationship with my own mother and the warring that we had. Dawn put her career on hold in 2012 to care for her mother, but she sadly passed away from terminal lung cancer just three months into the year, leaving the actress heart-broken. Following Felicity’s passing and despite their previous disputes, Dawn admitted her mum was the “most amazing woman”.

  • Dawn French reveals horrific racial abuse she and ex-husband Lenny Henry suffered
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    James Leyfield

    Dawn French reveals horrific racial abuse she and ex-husband Lenny Henry suffered

    The Vicar of Dibley star has revealed the former couple – who adopted mixed-race daughter Billie in 1991 – suffered from horrific racial abuse during their time together, including people putting excrement on their door, and vandalising their car. “I only realised it was an issue when there was hatred from utter t***s.

  • Racists tried to burn down Dawn French and Lenny Henry's house
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    Mary Gallagher

    Racists tried to burn down Dawn French and Lenny Henry's house

    It wasn't the only frightening attack on their home.

  • Dawn French says she relished her raunchy new TV role
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    Stewart Turner

    Dawn French says she relished her raunchy new TV role

    Comedy star Dawn French isn’t usually the kind of person you associate with raunchy sex scenes, but she admits she’s relished the opportunity to get stuck in during the filming of new Sky drama Delicious. Admitting that the role is a wee bit different to the Vicar of Dibley, Dawn said: “I’m in my late 50s and, despite what the younger generation might think, we do still have an interest in sex.

  • Dawn French reveals she’s keen to take more drugs
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    Stewart Turner

    Dawn French reveals she’s keen to take more drugs

    Comedian Dawn French has spilled the beans on her plans to grow old disgracefully. “Back then I did no drugs whatsoever, which I regret massively, and I am intending to do loads of drugs when I’m much older,” she told fellow comedian Richard Herring on his podcast.