Franc Ashman shoots DCI Banks

Date - 6 May, 2016, All News Television
Frances Ashman | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) Nick Gregan

Franc Ashman shoots the role of Liz Telford in DCI Banks for ITV.

When Banks confronts a powerful adversary who has been dubbed by his superiors as too big to bring down, Banks’ dogged pursuit of justice sets in motion a chain of events that rips at the very fabric of his life, both professional and personal. Banks needs his team around him but Helen’s rule-following approach threatens to undermine him and her desire for promotion could cause a divisive rift. Spurred on by Helen’s ambition, Annie pursues her own results-driven, gut instinct style of policing, and Ken faces a dilemma when he is entrusted with a secret about Annie’s marriage.

The first story finds Banks drawn into the dark world of cyber shaming and self-harm when a school teacher and pupil are found dead. In the second story, Annie discovers a disturbing secret as the team investigate a kidnap within Leeds’ Chinese community, and in the final two episodes, Banks’ team question how far he will go in pursuit of justice when he enters a dangerous cat-and-mouse game to pin down a man who is seemingly outside the reach of the law.

The new series of DCI Banks will air later this year.

Overview

Franc Ashman stars as Hermione Granger in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

She boasts an impressive list of other 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, 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’.

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