The cast-list for the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie now resembles the phone book.
Ahead of the movie’s first trailer this week, a wealth of famous folk will be appearing with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley’s fashionistas Eddie and Patsy.
Take a deep breath… they’ll be joined by fashion, broadcasting and acting world stars including Abbey Clancy, Alesha Dixon, Alex Jones, Alexa Chung, Alice Dellal, Anya Hindmarch, Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna Everage, Beattie Edmondson, Bip Ling, Brix Smith-Start, Bruno Tonioli, Camilla Rutherford, Chris Colfer, Christopher Biggins, Daisy Lowe, Daniel Lismore, Dawn French, Ella Eyre, Foxes, Graham Norton, Giles Deacon, Gwendoline Christie, Jade Parfitt, Jamie Laing, Jean Paul Gaultier, Janette Tough, Jeremy Paxman, Jerry Hall, Joan Collins, Jodie Harsh, Jourdan Dunn, Judith Chalmers, Kate Moss, Kathy Lette, Kelly Hoppen, Kirsty Wark, La Roux, La Voix, Lara Stone, Lily Cole, Marcia Warren, Mark Gatiss, Miquita Oliver, Nick Grimshaw, Nick Mohammed, Orla Guerin, Ozwald Boateng, Pam Hogg, Perez Hilton, Poppy Delevingne, Richard Arnold, Robert Webb, Rylan Clark, Sadie Frost, Sophie Raworth, Stella McCartney, Suki Waterhouse, Suzy Menkes, Tinie Tempah and Wanda Ventham.
The movie has rapidly come to fruition, from Saunders discussing possibly writing a feature-length jaunt for their characters only last year.
The synopsis describes the action thusly:
“Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.
“Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!”
Julia Sawalha will be returning as Eddie’s daughter Saffron, with June Whitfield back as Eddie’s mum and Jane Horrocks as the dim-witted Bubble, while elsewhere there are roles for Kathy Burke, Celia Imrie, Helen Lederer, Emma Bunton and Lulu.
It’s due out on July 1. Watch the teaser trailer below.
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