I've been reading aloud to anyone who would listen since I was a child. My idol was Dame Julie Andrews; I wanted to sound like her and I tried to imitate her crystal clear tones which has resulted in my having pretty clear diction to this day.
I worked for the BBC as a Radio Newsreader and announcer for many years and had the great privilege of working with the late, great Sir Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show. What a joy that was and what a rich experience.
Today I am blessed to be able to work as the Presenter of the Breakfast Show on the digital radio station Mellow Magic. It's huge fun and a wonderful relaxing start to the day when lifestyles can be so hectic and frantic.
I couldn't manage without my brothers, my nephew and his family who helped me re-locate from London. And built my flat-pack furniture!. Leaving them exhausted!
I was fine...
For about twenty years I have been involved with the Little Sisters of the Poor and their work with the elderly. Never forget the elderly. So often overlooked and so hugely valuable and to be respected. One day it could be me or you...
I've provided voice-overs for museums, tourism videos, info videos for waterway cruises, promotional trails for television and radio, numerous idents for local and national radio and tv stations. My clients include BAA, Castrol, Galliard Homes, Shaftsbury Homes and the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
With my own professional home studio in South Oxfordshire, I can fulfil your voice-over needs at a fraction of the cost of a city studio. If you prefer to use a studio in London, I am within easy reach of the West End and the many studios available for hire.
It's all about making sure your clients can understand the message you are trying to convey. If they don't - what's the point?
Clarity required? That'll be me!
"Fran's is one of the great voices - clear, beautiful, friendly - the perfect blend of warmth and authority. Added to which, she's a joy to work with."
"One of the top news voices in the business - smart, experienced,
sure-footed and the consummate pro."
"Fran is absolutely wonderful. As a voice on the radio she is authoritative and true. As a friend and working colleague, she's an absolute gem."