Franc Ashman: The Windsors

Date - 20 May, 2016, All News Comedy Television
Frances Ashman | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) Nick Gregan

Franc Ashman plays Sonia in The Windsors for Channel 4 this evening.

Written by the co-creators of Star Stories, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie, The Windsors will put our beloved Royal Family into the comedy spotlight. The series is a wry take on what the soap opera of their lives (and loves) might just be like. Delving behind the headlines and gossip columns, The Windsors lets our imaginations run riot in this ludicrous parody.

Imagine, who really controls the sceptre in Charles and Camilla’s marriage? What do the Royals really think of Kate? Does Wills really want to be King? Will Harry ever take Pippa up the aisle or will they end on a bum note? And what do Beatrice and Eugenie actually do for a living?

Commissioned by Head of Comedy Phil Clarke and Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, the new original 6 X 30’ series will be directed by Adam Miller (Mongrels) and made by Noho Film and TV (Tennison), executive produced by Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane and produced by Izzy Mant (Harry & Paul).

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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