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 - THEATRE

 

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.

 


SWEET CHARITY


THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

MIDSUMMER SONGS

KAFKA'S DICK

 

OUR HOUSE

DAYTONA

 

GUYS AND DOLLS

 

New Wolsey Theatre


English National Opera

New Wolsey Theatre

Bath Theatre Royal

 

New Wolsey Theatre

Park Theatre London

 

Salisbury Playhouse/ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Dir: Peter Rowe


Dir: Mike Leigh

Dir: Peter Rowe

Dir: David Grindley

Dir: Peter Rowe

Dir: David Grindley

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
CINDERELLA, THE ROCK AND ROLL PANTO

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
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
THE ROCK N' ROLL PANTO
Clwyd Theatr Cymru Dir: Peter Rowe
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM New Wolsey, Ipswich 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