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A TRANSLATION company is feeling fabulous after making its Hollywood debut.

Fareham-based Intonation, a professional translation and interpreting service, played a role in British comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which was released earlier this summer.

Intonation translated lines of script into Japanese, Swedish and the Nigerian language of Yoruba for the comedy, starring Jennifer Saunders.

The film, based on the BBC television series, charts the adventures of ageing duo Edina Monsoon (Saunders) and Patsy Stone, played by Joanna Lumley.

Dan Peachey, Intonation’s commercial director said: ‘It was a slightly unusual request, but when we learned what it was for, we did not hesitate to take the job!

‘We watched the film through and I believe our words were used in a TV news report that went global.

‘Accuracy is a key aspect of our service and our mother-tongue translators are always hand-picked for each project.’

The company has worked with experts around the world for 30 years.

Mr Peachey added: ‘We were very excited to have played a small part.’