Birth Name: Dawn Roma French
Place of Birth: Anglesey West, Anglesey, Wales
Date of Birth: 11 October, 1957
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Cornish
Dawn French is a British actress, writer, comedian, and presenter. She is the daughter of Felicity Roma (O’Brien) and Denys Vernon French. The family was from Plymouth.
Dawn is married to charity worker Mark Bignell. She has a daughter, who is adopted, with her former husband, comedian, actor, and writer Lenny Henry.
Dawn’s paternal grandfather was Leslie Vernon French (the son of Charles French and Mary). Charles was the son of Charles Henry Seaten French.
Dawn’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Emily Berry (the daughter of Samuel James Berry and Margaret Maude/Maud Haylett). Samuel was the son of Samuel Berry. Margaret was the daughter of James Hayden Haylett and Sarah Sophia Conyard.
Dawn’s maternal grandfather was named John McCarthy O’Brien.
Dawn’s maternal grandmother was Lilian Isabella Collicott (the daughter of James Henry Collicott and Sarah Ann Babbage). James was the son of William Henry Collicott and Isabella Roberts. Sarah was born in Cornwall, the daughter of William Babbage and Ann.
Source: Family history of Dawn French – https://www.telegraph.co.uk
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