Film Credits

Features: Sue Foster in Long Forgotten Fields 2015  Kim in Devil’s Tower 2014 (feature) Whore 1 in Les Miserables movie, Eunice in P’Tang Yang Kipperbang,  Eleni in The Road to Ithaca, Angela in Mike Leigh’s Secrets and Lies, Angela Hall/ Roxanne in The Wild Cats of St. Trinians.

Shorts: Marie in How to be Human 2016, Lead monologue in Will Nature Make a Man of Me Yet. 2015,  Stacy in Pleasure Beach 2013 Zeze in The Invitation, Keep off the Grass (Paul Weilland)

TV credits include

Naomi (Dorian’s daughter) in ITV’s Birds of a Feather 2015 Elsie in Strangers (ITV) Susan in S.W.A.L.K. (ITV), Dawn Daniel-Spears (regular) in Dream Team, Kitty ( regular) in Tony McHale’s Headless (Frances also co-wrote the soundtrack for the series), Olivia in The Further Adventures of Robin Hood (Paramount), Sylvie in The Equalizer( universal) Mandy in The Hard Word (ITV) Denise in Alan Bennet’s Objects of Affection Marks (BBC) Duet with Ricky Martin in An Audience With Ricky Martin (ITV),

Frances’ theatre credits include

Piaf in Pam Gem’s Piaf (nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Actor )Bella in the A to Z of Mrs P, Eponine in the original London and Broadway casts of Les Miserables for which she won a Tony Award, Helen Hayes Award, Theatre World Award and Outer Circle Critics’ Award, Frastrada in Pippin at the Menier Chocolate factory, Louisa in Terance Rattigan’s ‘The Sleeping Prince (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End). Dinah in the original company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi and Cambridge theatres), the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (tour) Delilah in Ian Dury’s Apples (Royal Court). Angelique Picard in Songs from a Hotel Bedroom (Royal Opera House), Mathilde in Mathilde (Edinburgh), Make Me A Song (New Players), Annabelle in Lucky Stiff (Bridewell). An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (New Players) and at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival, she played Betty Shaefer in Sunset Boulevard and Candy in Whistle Down The Wind. Frances performed her solo show ‘Beneath the Dress’ at the Edinburgh Festival. Menier Chocolate Factory ,London’s Garrick theatre and New York’s 54 Below and more recently she performed her new sell-out solo shows’Paris Original’ and ‘I Say yeh-yeh’t the Crazy Coqs, London and in New York.

Recordings: Frances has recorded five solo albums, Fragile, Frances Ruffelle, Showgirl, Imperfectly Me recorded at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club and most recently I Say Yeh- Yeh.  Frances has also written and performed as PaTala with Sam Bonner and they have recently released the album Purif.y. Original Cast recordings of Les Miserables (London and Broadway), Starligtht Express, Children of Eden and Apples. Frances has duets with Christopher Cross, Ian Dury and Michael Crawford on their albums.

Radio concerts include two BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar) and The Judy Garland Tribute.

Frances also represented the UK in the Eurovision with Lonely Symphony.



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