Mandie Fletcher is probably one of the best, busiest directors you’ve never heard of. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie should change all that, because it’s going to be a box office hit.
Mandie has spent her life directing some of the most famous stars and moments in British TV history. From Wendy Craig in Butterflies, to Blackadder’s seminal second and third series and Only Fools and Horses. She even did Desmond’s.
Here, she tells me about her career in comedy, working with Jennifer Saunders, wrangling celebrity cameos – and how to make us laugh.