Frances has been a part of the AMAW family since 2013 and is immensely proud to be part of a community which shapes artists into human beings who are capable of changing the world! Frances has a BA (Honors) Degree in English and Philosophy from Nottingham University and a MFA in Acting from City of London University. She has performed all over the U.K, NYC, and LA working with many theater and film companies.
Her theater credits include Love and Human Remains, at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Cast Aside at Alan Ayckbourn’s Stephen Joseph Theater which was selected for the NSDF festival, in Scarborough, Colder than Here at the Nottingham New theatre, and productions of original plays at Circle X theater, The Blank, and The Hudson Guild here in Los Angeles as well as three sucessful consecutive years performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to name a few.... (the list is long!)
In Film and TV, Frances starred in the pilot Herotica, with Pete Hewitt (Bill and Ted) as well as the TV show We Were Tomorrow set to be released in 2024. She also stars in the award winning film Scars, and The Pharm on Amazon. As well as producing, developing TV and Film in the US and in the U.K, Frances also writes and became a member of the WGA, after writing on Limitless on CBS with Bradley Cooper.
Alongside acting, writing and producing Frances has experience in Casting, having worked with such casting directors as Emmy Award Winning CD Ross Meyerson (Nurse Jackie, The Affair, Limitless) Emmy Award Nominee Jamie Castro and CSA 2021 winner Mia Cusumano – (The Leftovers, Annie, Ramy and The Trial of the Chicago 7.).
What inspired you to become an actor?
I never wanted to be anything else. I always wanted to create. From singing musicals to trains full of people who didn’t ask for a performance to doing plays in pre-school. I was always acting, much to the despair of my teachers and probably my parents!
When I was 13, a college admissions tutor told me that acting wasn’t a career and I should choose something else, I have spent the last 20 or so years proving that belief wrong. Being an artist is who I am, telling stories, exploring my own humanity and understanding why people are the way they are has been a lifelong anthropological study for me. And it’s why I continue to develop, write, produce, direct and act. Because nothing to me is more important than understanding the human spirit and finding a way to communicate and share those internal workings with others so that we can all experience more of our own humanity.