Francis J Edwards Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Musician, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew

New South Wales, Australia
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Francis Edwards. Trailer Scenes.

Uploaded 4 years ago

Lonsdale Scene

Uploaded 3 years ago

Loyalty

Uploaded 2 years ago

sinful movie rough cut

Uploaded 2 years ago

"Castling"

Uploaded 2 years ago

Physical Details

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Waist:
83 cm / 33in
Weight:
80 kg / 176 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Grey
Chest:
101 cm / 40 in
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
Olive
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits

2017
  • Busman's Holiday - USA Feature film : Support actor as Mr White to American actor Jaime McShane (Bloodline)
  • Anniversary - Short film : Lead role as 'The Lonely Man'
  • Francesco's Wake - short film : Shared lead as an Irish Priest
2016
  • Destination Earth : Voice over narrator for multi episode radio play
  • KFC TV commercial : Sleazy old guy by the swimming pool
  • Mortein TVC : Cranky old grandad
  • My own short film 'The Shirt' as Tropfest submission : Shared Lead as 'Frankie'
  • 'Two Bites' A short film by Candid Films : Gerald the Attorney
  • Red Cross Tax time appeal TVC and Stills : Doner with dialogue
  • Pop's Pirates. A short Film by Sarah Prentice : Lead role as 'Pop'
  • Short Film 'CARP' : Neighbour 1
  • Redemption - Feature Film : Playing Noel McFarlane - Support role
  • Contiki Euro Challenge. : Game show hosted by Shannon Noll in which I play 'Tiago' Shannon's sidekick
  • Short Film, 'I Called Poison Control' by John Chatwin : Shared Lead as 'The Guide'
2015
  • Short Film: For Whose God? : Shared lead as a South African leader of a Australian white supremecist sect.
  • Short Film: Erosion. : Shared lead as a man losing his mind.
  • Funky Muzak - Short Film (Comedy) Co written and directed by Jessica Long : Lead role as Victor an anal, autocratic Bossanova band leader
  • 'Postcards to Ulay' (Runner up Tropfest 2016) : Voice Over Narrator (Russian Accent) Animated short film
  • Friendly Funerals. (Short Film) Shared lead as Ron a sleazy drunken funeral director : Written and directed by Jack Ashton
  • Medicine wise week stills promo as the older guy to be shown in print form Australia wide
  • Medicine Wise week : Online commercial for medicene awareness
  • Just Dogs. Written and directed by Shane McLoughlin : Mocumentry in which I play a dog hater.
  • The uncanny incident of Arnold and Brocolli : Short Film directed by Kurt Martin
  • StarNow digital newsletter : Only Australian actor in the August exposure newsletter to 130,000 casting agents wordwide
  • The Rabbit's Foot Short Film : Joint lead role as 'Lucky Francis' Cinema Australia Trailer of the Day 03/08/15
  • Second Voice Over performance re the Telstra Digital 'In Store' campaign : In Store video and voice performance
  • Telstra Digital : Video and voice over performance for new Telstra 'in store' promo
  • Mocumentry film 'Bumming' (working title) : As 'Uncle Frankie' the old scammer
  • Home Care Services Promo Video - Aust Government : Altered voice (Italian accent) film performance as an aged immigrant seeking assisted home care assistance
  • 'Mullet' : Indie short film in which I play Frank the old fisher man.
  • 'Person of The Decade" Short film for AFTRS : I play the 'Ozzie Osborne' type old rocker
  • Glow : A mocumentry in which I play 'The Father'
  • 10 IMDB credits to date : Various short and feature films
  • Telstra Digital : Filmed visuals and voice over for Telstra digital awareness campaign.
  • ResMed publicity stills shoot. As an eldering sleep apnia sufferer. : Stills photo shoot
  • Among Us : Voice Over for 'Twilight Zone' Style documentry
  • Shine a Light : Short Film. Awareness campaign for Governmental abuse of human rights
  • Bound to survive : Voice over narration for book launch promo animated video
  • The short film 'SMUDGED' : Lead role as a narcistic actor in my first comedy film
  • White Pages campaign photo shoot : Desperate customer
2014
  • The Immortal : Short film starring James Cromwell. Hand and body double with own short scene as another character
  • 'The System' A Feature film by Eddie Arya. Support role : Dave the quiete and reclusive Vietnam War vet
  • Corporate Video : Performing a song I wrote for City West Pty Ltd AGM Presentation
  • Short Film 'ALMA' : Sinister appearance in re enactment of historic murder case
  • MIMESIS : Cameo appearance role in AFTRS short film
  • Through the Eyes of a Fox : Lead Role - Short Film for AFTRS
  • Short Sci-Fi Film 'Odin's Land' : Lead role as Insane, Space craft commander
  • 'King of the Gallows' Short Film for AFTRS playing Mr Hood a phantom pirate perhaps???? : Mr Hood
  • Them's The Breaks : Short Film playing young lead's Father
  • Attic Sleepers Music Video directed by Balder Skanstrom : Shared lead as disenfranchised father. Video for world wide release
  • Short Film 'Centric' by Luke Summner : Played the doubting Father in Law
  • Australian Bananas ad campaign : Playing the banana eating jogger, ten pin bowler and samuri
  • Bloomsday Sydney 2014 : A public, full house, reading from James Joyce's 'Ulysses' and performing my version of the Classic Irish Ballad 'The Croppy Boy'
  • Re enactment scene from the film 'Lonsdale' : Support role as old school Italian gangster for young actor showreel
  • On the trail of the Great North Road : Actor as a Nasty English Magistrate in Historic piece.
  • Gods of Egypt : Fox Studios Feature Film playing one of the lesser Gods
  • The Guardian of John Street Square : Short Film: 2 part lead role as identical twins
  • RTA Online campaign 'Get Your Hand Off It' : Playing the farmer.
2013
  • Short Film 'Broken' : Lead role as an Angel posing as a homeless man.
  • Loyalty : Short film by Glen Waterhouse: Shared lead as a priest with a dark past.
  • Short Film 'Energon' : Lead role as Eldion in a post apocalyptic drama
  • Short Film 'TRIP' : Lead Role as Jack, an imagined man in the mind of his younger self who is on an LSD trip
  • Feature Film 'War is Beautiful' : I play an Afghani elder tribal leader
  • Short Film. 'The Sinful' Shared Lead : I play a Tennessee born, evangelistic vengeance killer
  • Aged Care Television : Playing the role of a neglected client.
  • Last Supper Re enactment : Live statue role as Simon Peter in 'The bible' DVD launch
  • 2C Artist Management (Corporate Film) : Sole Actor role
  • Short Film: Reverie : Short Lyrical: Shared Lead Role as 'creativity syphon'
  • Short Film: Father, Son & Holy Spirit : Lead role as Father
  • Short Film 'Peter's Philia' : Lead role as 'Peter, wrongly accused of being a paedophile
  • Short Film - 'SCREW' : Full frontal nudity as the 'Thin Man'
  • Short Film 'Love Birds' : Shared lead in romantic comedy
  • 'HOOTERS' Australia pageant : Voice over actor host
  • A short film 'WHARF' : Lead role in a short film that probes the idea of suicide and its place within living reality
  • The Divine Light : Lead role in a Croatian language Operetta (learnt parrot fashion as I do not speak Croatian)
  • 'No Sound' Music Video for Melbourne band 'Willow' : Playing the Carnival Magician
  • Andy Bull Music Video : Playing Andy's Father
  • An Epiphany for Thaddeus Crown : 20 minute short film. Lead Role as Thaddeus Crown
  • Open Eyes (Short Film) : As the Father
  • Channel 9's Power Games Mini Series : Cult Leader - Hippie Group
  • Moosehead TVC : Play the Guru in Moosehead hair care products TVC
  • Maggie & Jack : Lead role - Short Film
  • Museum : Lead role - Short Film
  • The Last Artist : Voice Over monologues for apolyptic animation production
  • Half Dead : Feature Film role as cafe owner
  • Health Television Network : Play the role of a bi-polar resident in an aged care facility for use as a carer training video
2012
  • The Chat Show : Online Spoof of 1970's Television Variety Shows
  • Music Video - Bitch : A grieving husband at his wife's grave when another man appears with flowers
  • A Prince : Feature Film - Cast as the professor of philosophy
  • Short film 'Date Rape' : playing the father of a female rapist (comedy)
  • 1 in 5 (Short Film) : Support role as a grumpy old man. A film featuring Downe Syndrome actors
  • Redemption Inc (Short Film) : Californian accent Voice Over only
  • Life and Death Row (Qld) : Composed and recorded (Lap Steel Guitar) film music score, performed Voice Over and wrote and sang background song to credits roll.
  • An Adventure for Albert Stone : A shared lead role as a Vietnam War veteran in a short film
  • Once on a Blue Mountain : Short film in which I play the dancer's Father
  • The Short Film 'CASTLING' : I share a lead role along with 2 of the most wonderful and talented people that I have ever met!
  • The short film 'Sing' in which I take a shared lead role as Professor Akkad a Syrian Writer : The film short 'SING'
  • Feature Film Sizzle Reel 'New Ark' : Lead Role as 'Old Wolf' in a futureistic drama set in the early centuries of human life on another planet.
  • Short Film 'Cut Down the Puppet Strings' : A shared lead role as Joseph.
  • Obeah : A Short Film in which I play 'Andre', a sleazy restaurant patron who's lecherous behaviour leads to his demise by black magic.
  • Vintaj : Played the Mafia Father of the lead actor (short film)
  • Cold Feet : Featured Extra as Grandpa in a Zombie film
  • Continuum : Lead role in a short film dealing with indistructable life
  • A Change of Heart : I play the lead role part of Nolan, a disturbed psychopath who is intrigued by his next door neighbour
  • Short Film 'A Great Day' : a small role as a cranky old milkbar owner/operator
  • A Children's Story : AVO for animated children's story of hope
  • V-Rentals online : AVO re - Journey to Awesome
  • The Short Film 'Smile' : Sole actor as a homeless man in search of a smile
  • The Isle (music video) : As the old sea captain in the band 'Las Juanitas' music video.
  • The film 'UP' : Voice Over artist as the old guy Carl in film school sound reproduction exercise
  • Age is just a number : Short Film with shared lead as 'Jack'
  • Hey Geronimo Music Video : Performed as stand in Bass Guitarist for the band 'Hey Geronimo' in the music video for their hit song 'My Carbon Affair'
  • Harold : Received 'Best Actor' for the role of Harold in the film 'Harold' which was also nominated as best short film at the SFS Short Film Festival in Sydney.
  • Imagining Chanel : Live theatre role playing Emanuelle Alt, New York editor of Vogue magazine
  • Four of a kind : Played Osama Bin Laden in Student Thesis ' black comedy' Film
  • 3102 Aberdeen Way : In this student thesis film, I played the role of 'Papou, an old well travelled Greek Grandpa telling his grandson his final story from the death bed
  • Pink Elephant : Pink Elephant - Student Thesis short in which I play the insane father of a girl who is equally insane just like her mother
  • V Rentals TVC : Featured Actor playing 'The Mexican Donkey Chauffeur
1992
  • Robert Dupre - Screen Actor Coach : Screen Presence

Acting

Star Now Voice demo

This track is accent demo only. Vowel sounds are correct per regional dialect & I have more within.

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Just 4 years ago and after a 45 year hiatus, I returned to the film set/stage as both actor and film producer. My previous experience was back in 1968 as an angry juvenile on the Television series 'People in Conflict'. Conscription into the Vietnam War finished my fledgling career I brought acting back into my life and am now ready for many different roles. I am fit, reliable, have transport and while I seek roles that are dialogue driven, I am happy to audition for anyone who feels that I have the type of look that will work well for their project.
Since being up here on Star Now for just over 3 years, I have so far been cast in and completed 32 different short films in both leading & featured roles. One of these recently won me the Best Actor award, is currently showing around the world and was included in Flickerfest 2013 as a featured short along side a Judy Dench featured short and one of the others in Tropfest 2013. As well as this, I played lead role in the winning film 'The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" the 2013 winner of the 48 hour film project. have completed a photo/film shoot as a main character currently appearing within point of sale material, television commercial and online mocumentry for a well known national brand beverage product ('V' ENERGY DRINK) I have also just finished a featured role in upcoming feature film 'A Prince' and a role in upcoming feature film 'HALF DEAD'. In addition to the above, I have done a few paid and unpaid Voice Overs. My showreel is being put together as we speak and in the meantime you can view some of my work at the following links. Find me on Showcast in a rough cut opening scene from a film now in post where I play a Syrian political scientist and also check out the following performances.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pse1x6obfhdaduh/The%20Preparation.mp4
Short: HAROLD http://youtu.be/OoosCREh4To (Brooklyn New York accent)
Short: Castling http://vimeo.com/55660757 Trailer: http://youtu.be/-wAzteYR758 (Australian accent)
Short : http://vimeo.com/71060550 Password: museum (English stage performer accent)
Short film: https://vimeo.com/76797600 password: gangster (Silent)
Short film SMILE https://vimeo.com/74085169 password: Ella. (Silent)
Short: https://vimeo.com/75828749 Password: wharf (Silent)
https://vimeo.com/87834863 password: lastartist87 Voice over – (Neutral English accent)
The short film: ENERGON http://youtu.be/QcRaWctHops No password required (Neutral accent)
Short Film: The Sinful: http://vimeo.com/86498385 (Tennessee accent)
Short Film: LOYALTY: http://vimeo.com/93339290 No password required (Southern Irish accent)

Thank you for taking the time to read the above
I can be reached directly at: franced@bigpond.net.au or on mobile 0458 993 268.
Regards
Francis J. Edwards

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


I'm a screen actor first but many years ago, I was house model for Ron Bennet Menswear group and now very recently returned to acting where I have enjoyed immediate positive response and completed a number of very artistic movies, live performance etc and am currently included in several television commercials. I enjoy playing dark, intruiging character roles and have appeared full frontal naked and rear view for film where appropriate. As a younger man, I have also been a life drawing model.

Music

Guitar ability

Intermediate


Bass Guitar ability

Beginner


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Baritone


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Expert


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Presley, Humperdink, Sinatra, Eagles, George Jones, Gene Pitney

Working musician with 2 indie CD'S distributed by ABC Shops throughout Australia and ABC Shops online. More background and sound at www.myspace.com/fedwards

NB: The music at this site is from the album 'Angels Beyond the Abyss' which was released as a charitable fund raising album and sales proceeds were redirected to St Vincent De Paul Society in aid of the homeless. My overall, public performance music delivery style is substantially much broader than portrayed through this specific purpose album.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Absolutely none which is my dance strength.

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