The world premiere of Ridley Scott's "Napoleon" took place in Paris on Tuesday 14th November, and the reviews are sparkling!  The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw applauded the "...old-fashioned pleasures of spectacle and excitement", awarding the film 5 stars:


Joaquin Phoenix Makes a Magnificent Emporer in Thrilling Biopic


ScreenDaily has just released an exclusive shot from the new production "Joy" for Netlix & Pathe starring Thomasin McKenzie, Bill Nighy and James Norton.  With a script from BAFTA winning writer Jack Thorne, Fran recently completed work on Joy, a true story feature film:

The first trailer from Apple Studios for Ridley Scott's new film "Napoleon" has just been released! Choreographed by Fran, this epic production will be released in cinemas in the autumn.

House of the Dragon won the award for Best Television Drama at the 2023 Golden Globes! Fran is thrilled to have contributed to this critically acclaimed series!

The new Netflix trailer for Enola Holmes 2 has landed! Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter return for a mystery of historic proportions! Take a look for a sneak peek at several of the scenes Fran worked on in this highly anticipated sequel, directed by Harry Bradbeer.

Fran was delighted to have been recently honoured as a Companion of LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented by Sir Paul McCartney.  A thrilling day!

The highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel HOUSE OF THE DRAGON will premiere on 21 August!  Fran completed work on this epic series in late 2021.

Take a look behind the scenes of Black Widow as Fran discusses the influence of Systema, the Russian martial arts discipline that inspired her work for the Red Room:


Trending on TikTok... the Red Room training sequence created by Fran for Black Widow!




Check out the Showreel section of the website to see Fran's newly completed Showreel for 2021. 

The eagerly anticipated new mini-series from award winning writer James Graham is set to premiere on ITV this Easter Monday, 13th April at 9pm.  Fran worked on QUIZ last year, and TV critic Boyd Hilton has already declared the production "phenomenal"! Don't miss it!  Check out the trailer here:

The first trailers for "Black Widow" are out, with the film due to be released 1st May. This is Fran's second association with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having previous choreographed on "Age of Ultron".

Fran will be presenting her "Choreography in Film & Television" masterclass workshop at the Asia Film Lab in Seoul, Korea next month.  For more information, visit the website at:

Fran has been interviewed for a new episode of "The Movement Podcast" :


Check it out to hear Fran discuss the development of her career and the path from emerging choreographer to her work with Mike Leigh, Steven Spielberg and many others.  

The new STARZ series "The Spanish Princess" has premiered in the UK via Amazon Prime.  Directed by Birgitte Staermose (with whom Fran worked on the Danish ballet film "Darling"), the series has just been commissioned for eight additional episodes!

Dumbo Premieres!

The world premiere of Dumbo has taken place in Los Angeles ahead of the red carpet screening in London on 14th March.  Fran will be in attendance, along with the film's directing team and stars.


Behind the scenes clips have also been released, with Eva Green telling viewers "...I felt like I was dreaming sometimes...".

Channel 4 has released a trailer for it's new series "Traitors" ahead of the first episode airing on Sunday, 17th February.  Starring Keeley Hawes, Luke Treadaway, and Michael Stuhlbarg, "Traitors" reunites Fran with Emmy winning director Dearbhla Walsh following the BBC's Roald Dahl drama "Esio Trot".

The first trailer for "The Spanish Princess", the next chapter in the TV series which began with "The White Queen" and "The White Princess", has recently been released.  This new series is directed by Danish director Birgitte Staermose, with whom Fran first worked on the ballet drama "Darling".

The new trailer for Tim Burton's "Dumbo" has just been released, along with a new poster.  The film will hit the big screen at the end of March 2019, and stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green.

It has been announced that the New Wolsey Theatre production of the hit musical "Once" has been nominated for six Off West End Awards (Offies) including Best Musical Production.  Fran is the choreographer on this beautiful musical and is delighted that the show has been received with such acclaim! 

Ted Baker has launched it's latest campaign #BrighterFuchsias .  Fran recently completed the new commercial which takes inspiration from the classic movie musical "Funny Face" and the song "Think Pink".  Check out the Commercials Page for more...

"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".  

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. - WILL

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

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


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 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's stage credits span a vast array of theatrical disciplines, including classical plays, opera, and musical theatre.  She has worked across the UK with companies including the Salisbury Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, New Wolsey Ipswich, The Old Vic (London) and the National Theatre.


For a comprehensive list of Francesca's credits in theatre, please see below.


TONY! THE TONY BLAIR ROCK OPERA Park Theatre London Dir: Peter Rowe
THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon Dir: Sarah Tipple
THE SNOW QUEEN New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
ONCE New Wolsey, Ipswich & Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch Dir: Peter Rowe
STILL ALICE West Yorkshire Playhouse Dir: David Grindley
SWEET CHARITY New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE English National Opera Dir: Mike Leigh
MIDSUMMER SONGS New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
KAFKA'S DICK Bath Theatre Royal Dir: David Grindley
OUR HOUSE New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
DAYTONA Park Theatre London Dir: David Grindley
GUYS AND DOLLS Salisbury Playhouse Dir: Peter Rowe
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Birmingham Repertory Theatre Dir: Peter Rowe
UP ON THE ROOF Oldham Colesium Theatre Dir: Peter Rowe
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD Holland Park Opera Dir: John Abulafia

Clwyd Theatr Cymru


Dir: Peter Rowe


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
AFTERLIFE National Theatre Dir: Michael Blakemore
CINDERELLA The Old Vic Dir: Fiona Laird
BLUES IN THE NIGHT New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
Clwyd Theatr Cymru Dir: Peter Rowe
UP ON THE ROOF Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Dir: Peter Rowe
ON THE PISTE The Birmingham Rep Theatre Dir: Paul Raffield
PROMISES AND LIES The Birmingham Rep Theatre Dir: Jonathan Church
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Library Theatre, Manchester Dir: Chris Honer
SUGAR New Wolsey, Ipswich Dir: Peter Rowe
THE THREEPENY OPERA Royal National Theatre Dir: Tim Baker
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Birmingham Rep Dir: Kate Edgar
A BUSY DAY Bristol Old Vic Dir: Jonathan Church
EQUUS Salisbury Playhouse Dir: Joanna Read
MY BEST FRIEND Hampstead Theatre Dir: Tony Clarke
HAPPY END Theatr Clwyd Dir: Peter Rowe
HOSTS OF REBECCA Theatr Clwyd Dir: Tim Baker
SWEENEY TODD Theatr Clwyd Dir: Peter Rowe
RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY Theatr Clwyd Dir: Tim Baker
LEADER OF THE PACK Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Dir: Peter Rowe
THE CLVALCADERS Theatr Clwyd Dir: Peter Rowe
SILAS MARNER Theatr Clwyd Dir: Tim Baker
PINOCCHIO Birmingham Rep Dir: Tony Clarke
FRANKIE & TOMMY Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Dir: Peter Rowe
THE ENTERTAINER Birmingham Rep/WYP Dir: Tony Clarke
TWELFTH NIGHT Belgrade Theatre Coventry Dir: Rumu Sen Gupta
TOAD OF TOAD HALL Birmingham Rep Dir: Gwenda Hughes
PAL JOEY Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Dir: Bob Carlton
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Royal National Theatre Dir: Tony Clarke
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Everyman Theatre/Liverpool Dir: Peter Rowe
ROMEO & JULIET Birmingham Rep Dir: Gwenda Hughes
LIPSTICK DREAMS Shaw Theatre, London Dir: Gerald Armin
THE GAMBLER Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Dir: Peter Rowe
LEADER OF THE PACK Duke of York's, London Dir: Gerald Armin
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Theatre Royal, York Dir: Derek Nichols
A DOLL'S HOUSE Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Dir: Hettie MacDonald
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Belgrade Theatre, Coventry & tour with Gino Washington and the Ram Jam Band Dir: Bob Carlton
THE CANTERBURY TALES Gateway Theatre, Chester Dir: Martin Jameson
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Gateway Theatre, Chester Dir: Peter Rowe
IT'S A GIRL! Gateway Theatre, Chester Dir: Claire Grove
THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS The London Bubble Dir: Peter Rowe
THE GAMBLER The London Bubble Dir: Jonathan Petherbridge
IT'S A GIRL! The London Bubble Dir: Peter Rowe
THE THREEPENNY OPERA The London Bubble Dir: Jonathan Petherbridge
CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Sadlers Wells Theatre Dir: Chris Fisher
A WINTER'S TALE Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Dir: Glen Walford