Dawn French slammed for telling TV writing brothers they’ll ‘never succeed’

Dawn French has come under fire for telling TV writers Jack and Harry Williams they would never be a success.

The talented brothers have penned ITV drama Liar, starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffudd, which starts its new series tonight.

And the pair are also the brains behind hits such as The Missing, Cheat, Rellik, Baptiste and The Widow.

However, when they were starting out they tried their hand at comedy.

Jack worked on a pilot sitcom with Vicar Of Dibley star Dawn and drafted in Harry to help.

Jack said: “She went ‘One word of advice. Don’t work with your brother again’.

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“So F*** you, Dawn, you’re doing panto and we’re doing all right. In your face!”

The second series of Liar, starting tonight at 9pm on ITV, will see the drama turn into a big whodunnit as fans try to work out who killed Gruffudd’s character at the end of the last series.

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