NEWS

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 - TELEVISION

 

Francesca's work as a choreographer and movement director has been on our television screens for the past 20 years, entertaining audiences in a wide variety of genres from comedy to historical drama.

 

For a complete list of her television credits with companies including the BBC, Carlton, Granada and Revolution Films, please refer the listing below the gallery.

 

WILL

WITH LAURIE DAVIDSON, COLM MEANEY

Ninth Floor UK Productions

 

Dir: Shekhar Kapur
Prod: Craig Pearce, Alison Owen, Deborah Hayward

AGATHA RAISIN

WITH ASHLEY JENSEN

Mammoth Screen /
Sky Vision

 

Dir: Paul Harrison
Prod: Sarah Dibsdall

THE SECRETS OF PINEWOOD

 

 

 

ROALD DAHL'S ESIO TROT

 

 

 

BBC

 

 

 

BBC, Endor Productions

 

 

 

 

Dir: John Hodgson

Prod: Jolene Crawford

 

Dir: Dearbhla Walsh
Prod: Hilary Bevan Jones

 

KING OF THE TEDS
SHORT FILM FOR PLAYHOUSE SERIES

 

Sprout/ Sky Arts

 

 

Director / Writer: Jim Cartwright
Prod: Mike Elliot

 

MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT

 

 

Carnival Films

 

 

Dir: Geoff Sax
Prod: Chris Hall

 

THE TRIP

WITH STEVE COOGAN, ROB BRYDON

 

 

 

Revolution Films/ Trip

Films Ltd

 

 

 

Dir: Michael Winterbottom
Prod: Andrew Eaton

FOYLE'S WAR
WITH MICHAEL KITCHEN, ANTHONY HOWELL

 

 

 

Greenlit Productions

 

 

 

 

Prod: Graeme McArthur

 

 

 

MARPLE: TOWARDS ZERO
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH SAFFRON BURROWS, ALAN DAVIES & EILEEN AITKINS

 

Granada

 

 

 

 

Prod: Karen Thrussell

 

 

 

MARPLE: SLEEPING MURDER
SINGLE DRAMA WITH DAWN FRENCH, JOANNA LUMLEY, MARTIN KEMP, GERALDINE CHAPLIN, SARAH PARISH

 

Granada

 

 

 

 

Dir: Ed Hall
Prod: Matthew Read

 

 

THE VIRGIN QUEEN
4 X 60 MINS
WITH ANNE MARIE DUFF

 

BBC

 

 

 

Dir: Coky Giedroyc
Prod: Paul Rutman

 

HUSTLE
SERIES WITH ADRIAN LESTER, MARC WARREN

 

BBC

 

 

 

Dir: Bharat Nalluri
Prod: Simon Crawford Collins

 

BYRON
SINGLE DRAMA WITH JONNY LEE MILLER, VANESSA REDGRAVE

 

BBC

 

 

 

Dir: Julian Farino
Prod: Ruth Baumgarten

 

TIPPING THE VELVET
3 X 60 MINUTES
WITH RACHEL STIRLING, KEELEY HAWES

 

Sally Head Productions/BBC

 

 

Dir: Geoff Sax
Prod: Georgina Lowe

 

SONS & LOVERS
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH SARAH LANCASHIRE, HUGO SPEAR

 

 

Company Pictures/ITV

 

 

 

Dir: Stephen Whittaker
Prod: Suzan Harrison

 

THE VICE
SERIES WITH KEN STOTT, CAROLINE CATZ

 

 

Carlton TV

 

 

 

Dir: John East
Prod: Stephen Smallwood

 

IN A LAND OF PLENTY
10 X 60 MINS
WITH ROBERT PUGH, HELEN MCCRORY

 

 

 

Talkback Productions/BBC

 

 

 

Dir: Hettie MacDonald
Prods: Claire Hirsch
Michael Riley

 

A LIFE FOR A LIFE: STEFAN KISZKO
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH JOHN BLEASEDALE, JOHN BOWLER, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS

 

Celtic Films/Picture Palace

 

 

 

Dir: Stephen Whittaker
Prod: Malcolm Craddock

 

THE GRAND
SERIES WITH TIM HEALY, JULIA ST JOHN

 

Granada

 

 

Dir: various

 

 

COMING HOME
SINGLE DRAMA WITH PETER O'TOOLE, JOANNA LUMLEY

 

Portman Films/Yorkshire Television

 

Dir: Giles Foster
Prod: David Cunliffe

 

MELISSA
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH JENNIFER EHLE, BILL PATERSON

 

Diplomat Films/Channel 4

 

 

Dir: Bill Anderson
Prod: Keith Thompson

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MASTER BLACKMAILER
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH JEREMY BRETT, EDWARD HARDWICKE

 

Granada

 

 

 

 

 

Dir: Peter Hammond
Prod: June Wyndham-Davies

 

 

AFTER THE WAR
SINGLE DRAMA
WITH LYNSEY BAXTER, PETER BLYTHE

 

Granada

 

 

 

Dir: John Madden
Prod: Steve Hawes

 

A SMALL WORLD
SERIES WITH SARAH BADEL, RACHEL KEMPSON

 

Granada

 

 

 

Dir: Robert Chetwyn
Prod: Sita Williams

 

BULMAN
SERIES WITH DON HENDERSON, SIOBHAN REDMOND

 

Granada

 

 

 

Dir: Bill Brayne
Prod: Sita Williams

 

MANJI
WITH AMRIK SINGH

 

 

Tartan Shorts

 

 

 

Dir: Rene Mohandas
Prod: Ian Dodds

 

NATIVE
WITH WIL JOHNSON, CECILIA NOBLE

 

 

Saramar Films Ltd

 

 

 

Dir: Rene Mohandas
Prod: Esther Douglas