Song:Holding Out For A Hero
Album:Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack
British comedian Jennifer Saunders is best known for the 90s sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. But she does plenty of other things including voice work in animated films. Holding Out For A Hero is from the 2004 film Shrek 2. She was born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. Her family moved around a lot because her dad was a pilot in the Royal Air Force and then he worked for British Aerospace. Jennifer planned to be a drama teacher but then she met future partner Dawn French. They became members of the comedy group Comic Strip. They appeared on Channel 4 TV. They spun off in 1987 as French and Saunders on the BBC. While doing that show, Jennifer and Dawn planned to spin off one of their sketches as Absolutely Fabulous. When Dawn was unable to do the show, Jennifer hired actress Joanna Lumley. Not only was Absolutely Fabulous a hit in England but it was a hit on Comedy Central in the US. The show ran from 1992-2012 and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be released July 2016. Jennifer has also appeared in US sitcoms and done voice work in animated films. Her most notable voice role was as the villainous Fairy Godmother in the 2004 film Shrek 2. Of course Holding Out For A Hero was a hit in the 80s for Bonnie Tyler. It's a bonus track on the soundtrack CD. There is a second CD with the film's score by Harry Gregson-Williams who produced Holding Out For A Hero. Jennifer won a People's Choice Award for Best Movie Villain. Jennifer still does a lot of TV work for the BBC. And she did the voice of Queen Elizabeth II in the animated film Minions. And as I said, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be released this summer. She is also in the animated film Sing to be released this Christmas. Here's a video for Holding Out For A Hero by Jennifer Saunders from the 2004 film Shrek 2.