Franc plays Nina in the Bush Theatre’s production of The Royale, which opens tonight.
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.
Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.
Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), The Royale returns following a sell-out run in spring 2015.Overview
Franc Ashman boasts an impressive list of theatre credits having performed extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company and acclaimed theatre company Out of Joint under the direction of Max Stafford-Clark. She has also worked for the National Theatre, most recently playing Lorraine in the well-received production of Nine Night.
Screen credits include The Child in Time for the BBC, Apple Tree Yard for Kudos, Sick of it for Sky1 and for film, The Ones Below for Cuba Pictures and A Streetcat Named Bob.
Franc wrote and performed the soundtrack for Gary Oldman’s feature film Nil By Mouth, including the title song ‘Pandora’.About Sainou
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Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.
Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & James Davies, with assistance from Hermione Halpin & Sophie Rozycka. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.