To Michael Cronin
with love
and so much thanks


Hello and a warm welcome to my site. You'll find my showreel & voice clips, comprehensive CV, and an extensive collection of production photos. I do hope you'll enjoy your browse, please check back for news and updates - and thanks for dropping by.  New Showreel here

John Setrice at MacFarlane Chard Associates


Highlights BBC The Trial of Christine Keeler (dir Andrea Harkin), The Barking Murders (dir David Blair), and twice filming with David Walliams, Gangsta Granny and Big School (dir Matt Lipsey) ... West End Witness for the Prosecution for Lucy Bailey, Breakfast at Tiffany's with Pixie Lott & Nikolai Foster, The 39 Steps, A Man for All Seasons with Martin Shaw, An Inspector Calls for Stephen Daldry ... Chichester Festival Theatre Sweet Bird of Youth with Marcia Gay Harden & Jonathan Kent, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists for Christopher Morahan ... National Theatre Howard Brenton's Never So Good with Howard Davies & Jeremy Irons, Marat/Sade with Corin Redgrave & Jeremy Sams ... West Yorkshire Playhouse King Lear playing Kent ("brooding menace and energy" The Independent) to Tim Pigott-Smith's Lear ... Shakespeare's Globe & English Touring Theatre with Howard Brenton & John Dove, Anne Boleyn (Best Touring Prod 2012 TMA Awards) & Eternal love (In Extremis).

April to November 2019 Witness for the Prosecution in the West End
Currently filming The Trial of Christine Keeler and The Barking Murders (BBC)


Open Air Theatre Regent's Park The Sound of Music directed by Rachel Kavanaugh (Best Musical Revival, What'sOnStage Awards plus an Olivier nomination) ... Salisbury Playhouse several stints including The Magna Carta Plays with Brenton again, Timberlake Wertenbaker & Anders Lustgarten ("the best performance comes from Tim Frances" Michael Billington) ... Northern Broadsides A Government Inspector ("creeping malevolence" The Independent, "a wonderful, assured performance" British Theatre Guide) ... Sadlers Wells & Arcola Adolf Hitler in 1936 ("Tim Frances' Hitler is fascinating" Time Out) ... Bridge House Theatre Scrooge in A Christmas Carol ... The Park Theatre Lady Anna: All At Sea ("a tour de force performance" theartsdesk,com) ... Shakespeare's Globe Multiple lead rôles in Read Not Dead performances ("Frances bestrides this play as a colossus") ... And reading at Westminster Abbey in Poets' Corner for Anthony Trollope's 200th birthday. Full details of all of these on my News page.

Photo by Alex Winn
Site design Tim Frances last updated March 2019

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