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25 Aug 2021
Intonation was asked to translate a few lines of script into languages as diverse as Japanese, Swedish, and the Nigerian language of Yoruba for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
The film is based on the BBC TV comedy series and charts the further adventures of fast-living duo Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, played by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley respectively. It also features British supermodel Kate Moss.
Intonation’s General Manager Rachael Warburton said: “It was a slightly unusual request but when we learned what it was for, we didn’t hesitate to accept the job as we’re such big fans of the show!”
We watched the film through and it seems our words were used in a TV news report that went global, on a multi-screen with loads of languages at the same time.
Trust and confidentiality are integral parts of the high standards we work to and as part of the confidentiality agreement with our client, we couldn’t say anything about the film or our part in it until it was released. We’re very excited to have played a part in its production and made sure we had an office outing to see if we made the cut.
It’s testament to our accuracy, speed and the work of our mother tongue translators that we were chosen to take on work for such a prestigious and successful British film.