It’s official: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now in production. And we’re excited to report that the fast living, hard-drinking Eddy and Pats are back and as badly behaved as ever.
“I’m thrilled and excited to finally start filming,” confirmed Jennifer Saunders, the shows writer, creator and player of Edina. “ We’re all on the Sanatogen and hoping for the best.” Shooting on location in the UK and in the South of France for the next seven weeks, the film sees both women – as they continue to desperately cling onto their youth - partaking in the most important aspects of life, and ones they’ve grown accustomed to: that is, shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s hottest nightspots. But when they are blamed for a catastrophic incident at a high profile fashion party – and are pursued by the paps along with the world’s media – they hot-foot it to that world renowned safe haven: the French Riviera. Here they hatch a plan to make their escape more permanent.
Joining Saunders will be the rest of the original cast including Joanna Lumley (Patsy) Julia Sawalha (Saffy) Jane Horrocks (Bubbles) and June Whitfield as Mother. And in true Ab-Fab style, we are promised the cast will be joined by a host of A-listers from the acting, music and fashion worlds. We don’t know about you but we’re kind of hoping the Beckham’s will make an appearance. But, if not, we’ll just about settle for Victoria on her own.
What we can see so far though is that the movie will feature a wedding, with none other that Patsy as a possible groom! On a sneak peek spotted on Instagram, Joanna Lumley can be seen exiting a church dressed in a men’s suit complete with fake mustache, pushing a mystery bride in a wheelchair.
While we’ll have to wait a little while longer to see whether or not one half of the troublesome twosome has gotten hitched, to celebrate, we’ve compiled 11 classic Eddy and Patsy moments. No, it hasn't been fun at all.
1. Making an entrance
2. Doing the chicken
3. Notes From The Days When You Could Still Fag It At Your Desk
4. Rehydrating #patsystyle
5. Toughmudder #eddystyle
6. Well, hello...