Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Clive Francis – Francis Poldark


Honorary Life Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 103
Date: Dec 5 6:58 PM, 2012
Clive Francis
Permalink  
 


Clive Francis, aka Francis Poldark, cousin of Ross and rival and first husband to Elizabeth, is touring his one man show of Dickens "A Christmas Carol", with five venues between Dec 10th & Jan 5th in the New Year.. Apparently a Show worth seeing, and looking at his WebPage Francis Poldark is still in there somewhere  ! !  http://www.clivefrancisachristmascarol.com



__________________


Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Jul 18 4:49 PM, 2010
RE: Clive Francis – Francis Poldark
Permalink  
 


I spotted him too! Great to see him again.

__________________


Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 724
Date: Jul 17 11:06 PM, 2010
Permalink  
 

I be enjoying a glass of red...watching Casualty BBC1 tonight, when my ears pricked up, and I thought....mmm I know that voice....yep, Clive Francis had a staring role,  a very unsavoury character......anyone else catch it? His voice be unchanged....and he still be a handsome man......

Bella



-- Edited by Bella on Saturday 17th of July 2010 11:08:16 PM

Attachments
__________________

 



Fan

Status: Offline
Posts: 40
Date: Nov 15 7:47 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

I was watching "Enemy at The Door" on DVD which was a 1980 drama about the German occupation of the Channel Island during the Second World War. Suddenly Clive Francis popped up in one episode a Nazi.
He played it excellently. He's good as a highcultured baddie. I uploaded a picture from the net here.right_blood_grunwald_2.jpg

__________________


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Nov 2 11:56 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

My favourite Francis Poldark scene:



__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Fan

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date: Oct 3 7:08 PM, 2009
RE: 03. Clive Francis – Francis Poldark
Permalink  
 



<!--
@page { margin: 2cm }
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm }
-->

I went to see Clive Francis in 'The Hypochondriac' today, very, very good.   It is on at Brighton next week, then Guildford, York, Ipswich and Southampton if anyone wants to catch it.



__________________


Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Sep 15 12:51 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

I just got an email from Clive Francis!!! how exciting is that?? It was in reply to a request i made to his website asking about his production of a christmas carol this  year. Very nice of him to reply in person

  
I'm performing A Christmas Carol at the Birmingham Town Hall for one performance to mark the occasion when Dickens first performed it there, on Tuesday December 8th, and from the 16th until the 24th at the Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.
All good wishes
Clive Francis


__________________


Fan

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date: Aug 28 3:09 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Clive Francis was in last night's New Tricks on BBC1.

__________________


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Jun 23 11:25 AM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Sounds like a brilliant and very festive idea Char!  biggrin 



__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Jun 23 9:03 AM, 2009
Permalink  
 

http://actorclivefrancis.com/index.htm

Clive Francis website. Lots of information on this great actor who brought the role of Francis so vividly alive.

I would love to see his annual Christmas Carol production, maybe we could make this a poldark outing?????

-- Edited by Char Nanfan on Tuesday 23rd of June 2009 09:04:35 AM

__________________


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Jun 22 11:00 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Here's Clive Francis and Angharad re-united on the 1978 BBC version of 'As You Like It':



__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Initiate

Status: Offline
Posts: 56
Date: Apr 17 1:37 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Oh, thanks for sharing that namparagirl.  LOL, great story!  smile

Clive Francis and Patricia Routledge were in the same production of Sense and Sensibility (1971), and they must have appeared on screen together in that, but I just can't recall at this moment.  I'll check it later and post a screencap, if they did! 



__________________
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself for to see I was really there.



Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Apr 17 11:45 AM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Greg wrote:

Lol !  rofl.gif

Out of interest did Clive Francis ever appear with Patricia ? smile

laughing.gif Not at the school - now that would have been fun! laughing.gif

He also appeared in the production of The School Mistress with her in Manchester during 1978, so they would have got to know each other I guess.

As Hyacinth has a home down here it is possible he may have been a visitor whilst playing at the Festival Theatre in '76,'78 and '87.  Interesting, if I ever meet Mrs Bucket again I shall have to remember to ask her laughing.gif

 



__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Forum Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 229
Date: Apr 16 7:39 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

namparagirl wrote:

Embarassingly, my mother was a different story - so excited to meet her, shake her hand and proudly listen to Mrs Bucket praising her grand-daughters budding acting ability! smile
__________________________________________________

Lol !  rofl.gif

Out of interest did Clive Francis ever appear with Patricia ? smile



-- Edited by Greg on Thursday 16th of April 2009 06:40:46 PM

__________________

She had said to him: 'Well, boy,' and his life had changed.


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Apr 16 6:50 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Maire wrote:

 




Plus, I just couldn't resist Robin Ellis as Edward!  (And how about Hycinth Bucket as Mrs. Jennings?! Snort!)  ;)

 





Just a little useless snippet of information and to give you a giggle Maire, the formidable Hyacinth (Patricia Routledge) was patron of my daughter's school for a time and we met her when my daughter played Cinderella in the school leavers drama production.  She was just as you may imagine in real life, very regal!!! Very gracious and encouraging to the young cast though, although none of them had the faintest idea of what TV work she had done as they were too young to appreciate her talents.  Embarassingly, my mother was a different story - so excited to meet her, shake her hand and proudly listen to Mrs Bucket praising her grand-daughters budding acting ability! smile

 



-- Edited by namparagirl on Thursday 16th of April 2009 05:52:22 PM

__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Initiate

Status: Offline
Posts: 56
Date: Apr 16 1:59 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

mcworster wrote:

I bought this dvd recently but havent watched it all the way through yet. Its not a great production , is very stilted and proper and can see why its not a memorable adaptation.Its a pitywe couldnt organise some kind of library system where we could borrow dvds without having to buy them all the time!



I love all the older Jane Austen adaptations--sure, they're not as beautiful as the more modern versions and they suffer from staginess and poor production values, but I still enjoy them.  It's great to see a different interpretation, and I like that they devote more time to the story than some of the later versions do.  While this S&S isn't as beautiful to look at as Emma Thompson's 1995 version, it contains more of the story and is in many ways truer to the novel than the later film. 

Plus, I just couldn't resist Robin Ellis as Edward!  (And how about Hycinth Bucket as Mrs. Jennings?! Snort!)  ;)

 



-- Edited by Maire on Thursday 16th of April 2009 02:26:55 PM

__________________
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself for to see I was really there.



Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Apr 15 8:23 AM, 2009
Permalink  
 

I bought this dvd recently but havent watched it all the way through yet. Its not a great production , is very stilted and proper and can see why its not a memorable adaptation.Its a pitywe couldnt organise some kind of library system where we could borrow dvds without having to buy them all the time!

__________________


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Apr 10 6:41 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

smile Hey Maire, thanks for posting the slideshow link, I had found it before and enjoyed it very much, the hairstyles gave me such a chuckle!!!!biggrin  I really must have a go at getting the Poldark S&S DVD as would really love to watch it (can't resist anything featuring Robin Ellis), will have a look on DevotedDVD or Amazon maybe.  Seeing Clive Francis with his S&S hair-rollered curls made me think even more of Geoffrey Charles when he visited and injured Ross at his London rooms after the duel.  What do you think?

__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Initiate

Status: Offline
Posts: 56
Date: Apr 10 5:42 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Just in ase you haven't seen it, I thought I'd mention a thread I started on the Off Topic board. In 1971 (before Poldark), Clive Francis and Robin Ellis appearaed together in a BBC mini series of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I posted some screencaps from the DVD.  Here's a link:
http://poldark.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=35561&p=3&topicID=17465724



__________________
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself for to see I was really there.



Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Apr 9 10:37 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

august1229 wrote:

He did a great job in the Sharpe series.  That character seemed somewhat like Francis - how Francis would have been had he been a soldier.



Know exactly what you mean, I thought the same.  Also got me thinking that this could be what Geoffrey Charles might be like as he got older if he had he stayed on active service.  I found myself really liking Francis as a character and would have liked to have seen what WG would have made of him had he let him live.

Took a look at his website and was so impressed with his career - was interested to see that he is a brilliant cartoonist too!!


-- Edited by namparagirl on Thursday 9th of April 2009 09:44:24 PM

__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Student

Status: Offline
Posts: 103
Date: May 11 5:16 PM, 2008
Permalink  
 

He did a great job in the Sharpe series.  That character seemed somewhat like Francis - how Francis would have been had he been a soldier.

__________________
Tedn right.  Tedn proper.  Tedn just.  Tedn British!


Administration

Status: Offline
Posts: 1557
Date: Nov 27 2:33 PM, 2006
Clive Francis – Francis Poldark
Permalink  
 


Clive Francis Francis Poldark

http://thethunderchild.com/CliveFrancis/Biography.html

                              ____________________________________

Francis Poldark - Clive Francis.JPG



Ross rescues Francis from drowning in the mine and they argue about who Elizabeth will chose to marry:



Clive Francis showing us his superb acting skills in this harrowing scene where Francis attempts to take his own life:



-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Sunday 15th of November 2009 06:50:02 PM



-- Edited by namparagirl on Tuesday 17th of November 2009 10:19:03 PM

__________________

"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.

 

 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.