a teenager she became a television soap addict and picked up the
mannerisms and voices of the characters with ease. She entered many
local talent shows and gained much confidence and experience in
playing to a non-familiar audience. Over the years she has continued
to extend her range of characters, including male personalities
as well as female.
impressions are her forte, her acting ability has gained her roles
in many stage productions including Aladdin, Bugsy Malone, Minstral
Spectacular '95, Snow White and Babes in the Wood.
is unique amongst the new breed of female presenters in that she
is also capable of doing a stand-up comedy show to a live audience.
appeared on Garry Bushell's television show "BUSHELL ON THE
BOX", and soon became a regular. This in turn brought her to
the attention of LWT and she was offered a slot on "THE BIG
BIG TALENT SHOW" presented by Jonathan Ross, and won her heat
by a mile, guaranteeing her a second appearance in the final.
then her TV career has taken off. Her stunning spot on "TALKING
TELEPHONE NUMBERS" led to her becoming a regular presenter
on Channel 5 "5'S COMPANY" and Sky's "LIVE 6 SHOW",
and she has become one of the Team Captains on the cult television
programme "NIGHT FEVER".
also presented the BBC's "DAILY LIVE" show with Paul Ross
and brought extra glamour and comedy to "THE GENERATION GAME",
after Jim Davidson personally asked his producer to include her
in the show. Capital Radio then offered Francine a weekly show that
turned out to be a huge success. She was then asked to present 'FLYING
START' for Carlton Television while at the same time presenting
'VPL' for Granada TV.
was voted 'Top Telly Totty' by the readers of The Sun and they recently
referred to her as being the best female impressionist in the country.
She has also become a favorite with magazines and has featured
in Maxim, FHM and OK.
stormed Ian Wright's show 'FRIDAY NIGHT'S ALL WRIGHT' and the highly
rated daytime show 'LOOSE WOMEN'. Francine's ambition is to front
her own Comedy Sketch Show, which seems imminent. Francine has also
stared in the stage play 'Eternal Flame' which toured the UK and
was directed by 'John Conway'
recently Francine has been filming the romantic comedy 'Suzy Gold'
along side 'Summer Phoenix' which is due for release in the UK end
of 2003. The film is directed by 'Rick Cantor' and Rebecca Green'
Also on the horizon is a new comedy sketches for Sky
is one of the few performers who can appeal to widely ranging audiences
from Children's TV (such as her appearances on 'FULLY BOOKED' and
'CBBC') through to trendy late night shows.