Françoise Pascal

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Françoise Pascal
Francoise Pascal As I Am.jpg
Pascal in 2012
Born Pascal
(1949-10-14) 14 October 1949 (age 64)
Vacoas, Mauritius
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
No. of adult films 13
Website
francoisepascal.co.uk

Françoise Pascal (born 14 October 1949) is an actress/model who was born to French Mauritian parents; Mauritius was then a colony of the United Kingdom. She is best known for her comedy role in the British sitcom Mind Your Language (1977–79).

Career[edit]

She was born in Mauritius, then a colony of the United Kingdom. Her first movie was Loving Feeling in 1968, but her breakthrough role was playing Paolawas in There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) with Peter Sellers. She went on to do the 1971 black comedy Burke & Hare, playing Marie. In 1974, she appeared in another Sellers film, Soft Beds, Hard Battles.

After that appearance, she moved to France where she starred in such films as Si Tu N'en Veux Pas (1974) and Les Raisins de la mort (1978). The producer of the Jean Rollins vampire film La Rose de Fer, offered her the lead in the film but the film was not a success. Later she returned to England to appear in Keep It Up Downstairs alongside Diana Dors, Jack Wild and Mary Millington.

Her first television work came in October 1971 with a role in Coronation Street, playing Ray Langton's friend. Then came guest starring roles an episode of Play of the Month for the BBC in "Don Quixote" with Rex Harrison and for ITV's Sunday Night Theatre "Giants & Ogres". She did numerous guest starring appearances in many television comedy series including such as Happy Ever After with Terry Scott and June Whitfield, My Honourable Mrs with Derek Nimmo for the BBC, and the game show Blankety Blank, hosted by Terry Wogan. She co-starred in an episode of the thriller You're on Your Own starring Denis Quilley, for the BBC.

She did three series of Mind Your Language before commencing her stage roles in Happy Birthday (reuniting with Fraser Hines), and starring in a pantomime of Aladdin. Pascal left for the United States in 1982, where she acted in Hollywood with a two-year contract in The Young and The Restless, Gavillan, My Man Adam, Lightning,The White Stallion. She returned to England in 1987.

Pascal has signed on with Salopian Films for a new comedy series called For the Love of Ella. The series also stars Ewen Macintosh, Lucy Drive, Bobby Ball, Alex Reid, Danny Peacock, Melanie Sykes, Darren Day and Billy Pearce. The script was written by Simon W. Golding (co-producer) and directed by James Farina (co-producer). IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3293568/combined

Personal life[edit]

On 4 December 2010, she joined Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at Claygate Village for turning on the village Christmas lights[1] and singing a solo of Silent Night.

In December 2012, Pascal took part in the ITV1 programme Storage Hoarders, in which she sorted and sold at auction some of her more valuable possessions which she had kept in storage for months.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luke Jacobs, "Ronnie Wood lights up Claygate for Christmas", Surrey News, 7 December 2010

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

For the Love of Ella. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3293568/combined