Actor | Voice artist
Fran is an award-winning actor, trained at East 15 Acting School. She is an energetic performer with a flair for quirky comedy roles and creating nuanced, relatable characters, whatever the size of the part. Her work ranges from stage to screen to voiceovers and audiobooks.
She is an experienced devisor and improvisor, and alongside creating her own work she is highly skilled at working in verse and with classical texts. Her stage credits include Shakespeare, Chekhov, modern classics such as Ayckbourn, new writing, children's theatre and panto.
Screen work includes the award-winning sci-fi short E.M.U, for which she won the IndieWise VFF Best Actress award for her portrayal of an android developing emotions.
Audio work includes the Ordshaw fantasy series, which can be heard on Audible. Fran was recently announced as the winner of the Audiobook category in the Mandy Voiceover Competition 2020.
VOICEOVERS AND AUDIOBOOKS
BRIGHT | PLAYFUL | CLEAR
Fran records in a dedicated home studio in Berkshire, and can turn around voiceover work within 24 hours.
Her voice is playful, expressive and clear with a native South London accent and conversational tone, perfect for connecting with younger audiences. She also has impeccable RP well suited for classical work and a good range of other accents for character work.
A skilled story-teller adept at finding an emotional connection with the text, she creates compelling characters within smooth narration.
Previous clients include universities, heritage institutions, charities, short film producers and her audiobooks can be heard on Audible.
For rates, please get in touch.
TEACHING & WORKSHOP LEADING
Fran is an experienced drama teacher and workshop leader, who encourages fun and develops the imagination while learning. She believes that the skills learnt through drama increase confidence, creativity and empathy in all aspects of life.
"Fran is a fantastic teacher! Always so prepared and super organised, which leaves her plenty of time to be the fun, bubbly and enthusiastic teacher she is. Fran is also a great team player and will light up any room with her energy and personality. I really enjoy working with her, I couldn’t recommend her enough."
- Stephanie, Workshop Manager, Creative Mash
Fran has an enhanced DBS, and is based in Newbury, Berkshire. She also regularly teaches in London. Please get in contact to discuss your specific requirements.
DRAMA FOR NURSERY AND PRIMARY CHILDREN
Fran is particularly adept at engaging young audiences with warmth and humour. She has a wealth of experience teaching drama in nurseries, after school clubs and holiday camps.
Fran is an accomplished presenter and can make any subject fun. She has excellent classroom management skills and can explain complicated ideas clearly to young audiences. She has delivered workshops on subjects ranging from Saxon London to modern slavery.
Preparing for drama school or need some help with auditioning? Fran has been taught by some of the best in the business herself and loves passing the craft on. She can assist with monologue coaching through home visits or via Skype.