Francesca Beauman.
Fran is a TV presenter and historian in the UK. She divides her time between London, UK and Los Angeles, California, USA and was born in 1977 . She went to Cambridge University where she met Ania and graduated in 1998 with a first in history. She has brown hair and gray eyes. While at University she and Ania founded THE CRAZY HORSE THEATRE COMPANY which won the guardian international student drama award among other awards. Fran is now married to James Bobin, writer and director of ‘Da Ali G Show’. She has written 2 books with a 3rd soon to be published. She is an accomplished public speaker.
TV/Radio program. Year Production company Shown on Fran's role
Heavy Breathing. Theatre play. 1997 Dylan Ritson Edinburgh Festival. Actress. Leading female role "Scarlett."
Bring it on. 2002-2003 BBC1 BBC1 Presenter
CBBC Xmas panto. 2003 BBC1 BBC1 Actress
Sleeping beauty uncovered 2003 BBC BBC1 Actress
Oblivious. 2001 Tiger Aspect ITV Actress
E FOR EDGE. 2001 Talkback Channel 4 Presenter
Show me the funny. 2001 Talkback E4 Presenter
Ania, fran and a kettle of fish. 2000 Channel 5 Channel 5 Actress/Writer/Co-producer
Boy Meets Girl. 2004 Tiger Aspect BBC1 Presenter
Go 4 IT. 2004 Radio 4 Radio 4 Writer/Presenter
The Pineapple. King of fruits. 2006 Chatto + Windus Book Writer
Horoes of history. 2005 Talkback Channel 5 Writer/Presenter
Touch Me. I'm Karen Taylor 2006 Talkback BBC3 Development associate producer
Quote Unquote. 2006 Radio 4 Radio 4 Guest Panelist.
BAFTA nomination Best children's TV presenter . Nov 2006     Heroes of history.
BAFTA nomination Best factual children's show . Nov 2006     Heroes of history. Henry 8th episode
Interviewed about "The womans book." Aug 2007     Interviewee. Listen
The museum of curiosities. Feb 2007 Radio 4 Radio 4 Guest Panelist. Listen
My famous family. With Bill Oddie. Mar 2005   UK History Social history expert
Lecture "Passions: The Pineapple." Feb 2007   Royal National Hotel. Speaker. Listen
QuoteUnquote Jan 2008 Radio 4 Radio 4 Guest Panelist. Listen.
Britain's Best. June 2007 Peal T.V. Pearl T.V. Historian expert. Watch
List of achievements

She has had a book published on the history of the pineapple called "The pineapple. King of fruits." It is now on sale and is published by Chatto & Windus. Available in PAPERBACK and HARDBACK. To read the first few pages click HERE.

Her new book " Everything but the Kitchen Sink: The Woman's Book:" is due to be published on 7th June 2007 you can see the details here.

She has wrote an essay called “Perfect is the pineapple.” It was published in "Petits Propos Culinaires" Edition no 73 in
July 2003.

She is currently writing a social history book covering the history of the lonely hearts ad and has written an article on the subject for THE NEW STATESMAN.

Fran is a world-leading expert on the pineapple.

She likes pineapples.

She has a tattoo of a pineapple on her lower back.

Where would you like to go now?

She hates losing at anything..