Magazine article Screen International

'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Begins Shoot

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Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have announced that principal photography has begun on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

It marks first cinematic outing for the long running comedy and is shooting on location in the UK and the south of France for seven weeks.

The film reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother.

The team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous) directing from a script by Saunders, producers Jon Plowman (Absolutely Fabulous) and Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Belle). Jones is also producing the upcoming film version of Dad's Army.

Executive producers are Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Maureen Vincent serving as executive producers. …

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