It’s a wrap! Ab Fab film finishes shooting while stars share pics

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The cast of the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous film have shared photos from behind the scenes as they finished shooting.

After actress Joanna Lumley confirmed that a film version of Absolutely Fabulous was in the works, rumours began about who will take part in the project.

Now that shooting has finished – stars from the film have tweeted backstage photos from the set.


Although a number of celebrity cameos are expected to feature in the new film, it seems that show creator Jennifer Saunders also plans to cast nearly one hundred drag queens in the film.

The news was revealed after talent scouts began the hunt for ninety-six drag queens and “draggy camp fantastic looking queers” to join the cast.

On top of eight drag queens to perform individually – as well as seventy to be in an audience – the production team are also hoping to cast eighteen celebrity drag lookalikes.

The lookalikes are set to include Cher (obviously), Madonna and Dolly Parton impersonators.


Real life celebrities said to be taking part include One Direction’s Harry Styles – who will be playing the love interest of Lumley’s hard partying character, Patsy Stone.

A blurb for the film reads: “Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.

“But when they are blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.”

“Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!”

Co-stars Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks will return as well as Lumley and Saunders.

Earlier this year, Saunders said: “All the main characters and virtually everyone that’s ever been in the series” will be in the film.