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Adrian Edmondson performed a key position in the success of Absolutely Fabulous, he reveals.
He had the impressed thought of Joanna Lumley enjoying the enduring Patsy Stone, suggesting the actress to his wife Jennifer Saunders, who created the present.
Adrian, 66, recollects: “Another actress was in the frame and at first I didn’t want to say Joanna Lumley in case Jennifer thought, ‘Oh, he’s just saying that because he fancies her’. But then I said, ‘What about Joanna Lumley?’ So I’m claiming that.”
The couple have been married for nearly 40 years and, for Adrian, it was love at first sight. “Yes, it was for me,” he says. “You’d have to ask Jennifer how she felt. I grew up at a boys school and never learnt to talk to women. I was always a bit on the back foot.”
In his moving and humorous autobiography Berserker!, out this week, he talks about how the couple’s love was cemented. They have been pals on the choice comedy circuit in the 80s, relationship different individuals.
But in the future Jennifer left an empty Silk Cut cigarette packet underneath Adrian’s automobile windscreen wiper with the phrases: “I love you, Adrian. Love Jennifer.” He nonetheless has that packet.
He clearly loves being a father to their three women – songwriter Ella, 37, actress Beattie, 36, and yoga trainer Freya, 32, and was decided to not be like his personal father. “My rule has been, ‘What would Dad do? Don’t do that’. Encourage them to do what they want. Don’t denigrate things you don’t understand.”
Ade was despatched to a boarding college in Yorkshire when he was 12 the place caning was widespread. “Writing the book put my childhood into perspective,” he says. “There’s quite a lot about violence in there. It’s bizarre that we used to let that happen.”
He additionally particulars his relationship on and off-screen with the late Rik Mayall, his co-star in The Young Ones and later the sitcom Bottom.
- Berserker! An Autobiography by Adrian Edmondson is out on Thursday (Pan Macmillan, £22 hardback). Also in audiobook, narrated by Adrian.