NEWS

"Darling" has officially opened in Denmark to critical acclaim following it's world premiere at the BFI 2017 London Film Festival.  Set in the world of the Danish Royal Ballet, Fran worked on the film in both Copenhagen and Gothenburg last year.

The first trailer for the Danish film "Darling" has just been released.  Fran worked on the film in 2016, which centres around the tragic story of an internationally celebrated prima ballerina.  It stars Danica Curcic and Gustaf Skarsgard, as well as the acting debut of Astrid Grarup Elbo, a member of the Danish Royal Ballet.

Fran recently worked with Andy Serkis on his new feature "Breathe", which has been announced as the film to open the 2017 London Film Festival.  Fran and Andy first worked together on the award winning Mike Leigh film "Topsy-Turvy".  Check out the Official Trailer for "Breathe" here:

Fran has completed work on the new drama series WILL from US network TNT.  The series will air on 10th July in the USA, and updates can be found on social media accounts by following @WillonTNT.

As 2017 begins, Fran continues her work filming the new series "WILL" for the TNT network.  The series is set to air later this year, and was recently promoted in Los Angeles at the Television Critics Association 2017 Winter Press Tour.

 

Deadline.com - WILL

ALLIED opened in the US on 23rd Nov, and in the UK on 25th Nov.

Fran recently completed work on Paramount's "Allied" with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, due to be released in UK cinemas 25th November.

Earlier this year, Fran choreographed the pilot for TNT's new TV series "WILL", directed by Shekhar Kapur.  The series has now been commissioned and filming began this autumn.

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is in cinemas now, and was the #1 film in the USA on the opening weekend!

 

Two highly anticipated films which Fran worked on have UK release dates announced:  Alice Through the Looking Glass (Dir: James Bobin) is released 27 May 2016 (UK) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Dir: Tim Burton) is released 30 Sept 2016.

Fran was recently featured in the new BBC2 documentary "Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic" with Jonathan Ross.  She discussed the history of choreography at Pinewood with Jonathan, and also recreated a sequence from "Muppets Most Wanted" which is one of the many films she's choreographed at Pinewood Studios.

 

Fran recently finished choreographing "The Pirates of Penzance" at the London Coliseum with the English National Opera.  The production was directed by Mike Leigh, with whom she worked on the films "Topsy Turvy" and "Vera Drake". The screening of Pirates in cinemas broke the record for opera screenings, with an audience of over 40,000!

 

Fran has finished working on "Alice Through the Looking Glass", the much awaited sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" from Walt Disney Pictures.  She choreographed the first film in 2010 for Director Tim Burton, and this production sees her returning to a partnership with "Muppets Most Wanted" Director James Bobin.

 

 

In 2014 Fran worked with Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench on a new film for BBC1 titled "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot" which aired on New Year's Day.  Directed by Emmy Award winning Dearbhla Walsh, the film received great reviews, with the Guardian's Lucy Mangan telling readers: "Just watch it. Once a week, I’d recommend, for the rest of your life."

She also completed work in 2014 on two new feature films: "Our Kind of Traitor" (Ewan MacGregor, Carlos Acosta) and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr.), one of the most anticipated releases of 2015.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron -

Official Trailer

 

Fran was pleased to lead the team which created the movement for the Oscar-winning film "Gravity" with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

 

Fran's work as Choreographer on the Walt Disney Pictures film "Muppets Most Wanted" with Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais, Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo and Christoph Waltz is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.  Click here to see what Ray and Danny had to say about their dancing in the film!

FRANCESCA JAYNES - FEATURE FILM

 

Francesca has been working as a choreographer in feature films for nearly 15 years, working with directors such as Mike Leigh, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Michael Winterbottom, and Robert Zemeckis.

 

Please see a full list of credits below.

 

BREATHE
WITH ANDREW GARFIELD, CLAIRE FOY

 

Imaginarium Productions Dir: Andy Serkis
Prods: Claudia Bluemhuber, Jonathan Cavendish, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Ian Hutchinson, Phil Robertson, James Spring

ALLIED
WITH BRAD PITT, MARION COTTILARD

 

GK Films, Paramount Pictures Dir: Robert Zemeckis
Prods: Graham King, Steven Knight, Patrick McCormick, Denis O'Sullivan, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
WITH EVA GREEN, ASA BUTTERFIELD, SAMUEL L JACKSON, JUDI DENCH;

 

Tim Burton Productions, Chernin Entertainment Dir: Tim Burton
Prods: Peter Chernin, Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Nigel Gostelow

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
WITH MIA WASIKOWSKA, JOHNNY DEPP, HELENA BONHAM CARTER

 

Walt Disney Pictures Dir: James Bobin
Prods: John Scotti, Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd

AVENGERS : AGE OF ULTRON
WITH SCARLETT JOHANSSON, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CHRIS EVANS, ROBERT DOWNEY JR

 

Marvel Studios Dir: Joss Whedon
Prods: Kevin Feige

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
WITH EWAN McGREGOR, CARLOS ACOSTA

 

The Ink Factory/ Potboiler Productions Dir: Susanna White
Prods: Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan

MUPPETS MOST WANTED
WITH TINA FEY, RAY LIOTTA, RICKY GERVAIS

 

Walt Disney Pictures Dir: James Bobins
Prods: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman

GRAVITY
WITH SANDRA BULLOCK, GEORGE CLOONEY

 

Velocity Productions Ltd/ Reality Media/ Warner Bros Pictures Dir: Alfonso Cuaron
Prods: Stephen Jones, David Heyman, Nikki Penny

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
WITH RALPH FIENNES, KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, FELICITY JONES

 

Magnolia Mae Films Dir: Ralph Fiennes
Prods: Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana

AUSTENLAND
WITH KERI RUSSELL, JENNIFER COOLIDGE

 

Fickle Fish Films Dir: Jerusha Hess
Prods: Stephanie Meyer, Gina Mingacci

THE LOOK OF LOVE
WITH STEVE COOGAN, ANNA FRIEL, IMOGEN POOTS, TAMSIN EGERTON

 

Revolution Films Dir: Michael Winterbottom
Prod: Melissa Parmenter

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
WITH JEREMY IRVINE, RALPH FIENNES, HELENA BONHAM-CARTER

 

Number 9 Films Ltd Dir: Mike Newell
Prods: David Faigenblum, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley
DARK SHADOWS
WITH JOHNNY DEPP, HELENA BONHAM-CARTER, CHLOE MORETZ
Shadowdark Productions Ltd/ Warner Bros Pictures Dir: Tim Burton
Prods: Nigel Gostelow, Chris Lebenzon, Christi Dembrowski, David Kennedy, Graham King, Johnny Depp, Richard D. Zauck
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
WITH JAMES MCAVOY, MICHAEL FASSBENDER
Fox UK Productions Ltd Dir: Matthew Vaughn
Prod: Greg Goodman
Simon Kinberg,
Lauren Shuler Donner,
Bryan Singer

ONE DAY
WITH ANNE HATHAWAY, JIM STURGESS, PATRICIA CLARKSON

 

Universal/ Focus Features Dir: Lone Scherfig
Prods: Jane Frazer
Nina Jacobson

CLASH OF THE TITANS
WITH LIAM NEESON, RALPH FIENNES, SAM WORTHINGTON

 

Legendary Pictures/ Warner Bros Pictures Dir: Louis Leterrier
Prod: Kevin De La Noy
Basil Iwanyk

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
WITH JACK BLACK, EMILY BLUNT, JASON SEGEL

 

Fox UK Productions Ltd Dir: Rob Letterman
Prods: Gregory Goodman
Ben Cooley
John Davis

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
WITH JOHNNY DEPP, MIA WASIKOWSKA, HELENA BONHAM-CARTER

 

Team Todd/ The Zanuck Company Dir: Tim Burton
Prod: Richard D.Zanuck

PRINCE OF PERSIA
WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL, GEMMA ARTERTON, BEN KINGSLEY

 

Dagger of Time Productions/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films Bruckheimer Films Dir: Mike Newell
Prod: Patrick McCormick

ME AND ORSON WELLES
WITH ZAC EFRON, CLAIRE DANES, BEN CHAPLIN

 

Cinemanx Productions One Ltd Dir: Richard Linklater
Prods: Marc Samuelson
Richard Hewitt
Richard Linklater

DORIAN GRAY
WITH COLIN FIRTH, BEN BARNES

 

Ealing Studios/Fragile Films Dir: Oliver Parker
Prod: Barnaby Thompson

THE DUCHESS
WITH KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, RALPH FIENNES, HAYLEY ATWELL, DOMINIC COOPER

 

Magnolia Mae/Qwerty Films Dir: Saul Dibb
Prods: Gabrielle Tana
Michael Kuhn
Carolyn Marks-Blackwood

SWEENEY TODD
WITH JOHNNY DEPP, HELENA BONHAM-CARTER, SACHA BARON-COHEN

 

Scamp/Dreamworks Dir: Tim Burton
Prods: Pippa Harris
Caro Newling

THE DA VINCI CODE
WITH TOM HANKS, AUDREY TATUOU, IAN MCKELLEN, ALFRED MOLINA, PAUL BETTANY

 

Columbia Pictures Dir: Ron Howard
Prods: Cathy McGill
Brian Grazer
John Calley

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
WITH JOHNNY DEPP, FREDDIE HIGHMORE, CHRISTOPHER LEE, HELENA BONHAM CARTER

 

Warner Bros Films/Plan B Dir: Tim Burton
Prods: Brad Grey
Richard D Zanuck

VERA DRAKE
WITH IMELDA STAUNTON, EDDIE MARSAN, RICHARD GRAHAM

 

Thin Man Films Dir: Mike Leigh
Prod: Simon Channing Williams

DE LOVELY
WITH KEVIN KLINE, ASHLEY JUDD, JONATHAN PRYCE

 

United Artists/MGM Dir: Irwin Winkler
Prods: Rob Cowan
Charles Winkler

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
WITH JUDE LAW, WILLIAM HURT

 

Amblin Entertainment/Dreamworks Dir: Steven Spielberg
Prods: Bonnie Curtis
Kathleen Kennedy
Steven Spielberg

TOPSY TURVY
WITH JIM BROADBENT, ALISON STEADMAN

 

Thin Man Films/Goldwyn

 

Nominated for The American Film Choreographic Awards

Dir: Mike Leigh
Prod: Simon Channing-Williams
JANICE BEARD
WITH EILEEN WALSH, PATSY KENSIT, RHYS IFANS
Empire Pictures/Arts Council Dir: Clare Kilner
Prods: Judy Counihan
Jonathan Olsberg