Born and raised in rural Shropshire, Fran's first steps into industry were at the age of 14, sweeping hair in a local salon. Since then, she has developed her craft and honed her creativity, and is passionate about delivering high impact, well researched, hair and makeup design for TV and Film. Freelancing across the West Midlands and London, Fran is able to provide both technical and creative skills in hair, wigs, makeup artistry, and prosthetic application. Fran is available to travel both nationally and internationally.
The World of Yokai
A Final Major Project
Inspired by Japanese mythology and many hours of research in the V&A, Fran designed and directed a film based on Edo period mythological beings, exploring the emotions and mood invoked by each spirit. Passionate aout character design, Fran designed and created hair pieces, prosthetic pieces, wigs, and costumes by hand to bring this production to life.
What They’re Saying
We had the pleasure of working with Fran on the set of I SAW BLACK CLOUDS where she joined the crew as an MUA and Hair Stylist for our month long shoot in January 2019. Fran brought many creative ideas to the project and was able to interpret the Director’s ideas and vision successfully. It’s obvious that she has a great deal of flair and talent in both makeup and hair. Fran can work quickly and effectively, maintaining a sense of humour under pressure. On top of that, her positive, hard-working, professional and respectful attitude ensured she got on well with the cast, crew and producers alike.
We would most certainly work with Fran again.
Amanda Murray, Producer - Ghost Dog Films
I have had the pleasure of working along side Fran as part of my make up department on a recent film project. What stands out to me about Fran is not just her ability to work quickly with confidence, but she creates a great work environment as she goes. Professional, fun and informative, it is Fran's level of artistry that impresses me. The ability to absorb inspiration and convey vision is second to none! I have complete trust in her capabilities to both follow direction or be her own direction. Her levels of passion in each and every project I have seen since and are thoroughly researched and executed. An asset to any creative team, and truly an artist.