Born 14 October on the Island of Mauritius. She was educated in Paris and London. Her first taste of showbiz came when she was dancing on Top of the Pops in the 60s. Her first film was 'Loving Feeling' (1968), a film by Bashoo Sen.In 1970.
Françoise broke into television in October 1971 in 'Coronation Street' playing Ray Langdon's friend. Then came numerous guest star roles in 'Don Quixote', in Tennessee Williams' 'Summer & Smoke', 'Terry & June' etc.moreless
She met Vince Powell at Thames Television whilst performing in an episode of one of his TV series, but little did she know that he was writing the part of Danielle Favre for her in 'Mind Your Language' (1977). Her first starring role on the British stage was in 'Happy Birthday' in 1980, with Frazer Hines and Judy Carne, with whom she had made a brief appearance in 'Rowan & Martins Laugh In' in 1969, after being prompted by Jeremy Lloyd to appear in the show. Then continued to star in 'Bell Book & Candle' and the Pantomime 'Alladin' in Camberley. She then went on to star in the Hit TV Series 'Mind Your Language' from 1977 until 1980. Eventually becoming a cult figure of the seventies.moreless
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