Francesca Beauman

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Francesca Beauman
Born (1977-04-12) April 12, 1977 (age 40)
England, United Kingdom
Other names Fran Beauman
Occupation Actress, writer, presenter, historian, radio presenter, children's presenter, television presenter
Years active 2000s-present
Spouse(s) James Bobin
Children 1 daughter, 2 sons

Francesca Beauman (born April 12, 1977) is a writer historian and television presenter, living in both London, United Kingdom and Los Angeles, California, United States.


Beauman grew up in Hampstead, London, and studied at Cambridge University, graduating with a First Class degree in History. She wrote her dissertation on the history of the pineapple.


While at Cambridge University, Beauman formed a comedy act with Ania Dykczak. They went on to host a number of British television shows, including ‘Ania, Fran and a Kettle of Fish’ (Channel 5, 2001), ‘Show Me The Funny’ (Channel 4, 2002), ‘Bring It On’ (BBC1, 2003-4) and ‘Heroes of History’ (Channel 5, 2005).[1] Beauman was a contributor to 'My Famous Family' and 'Britain's Best' on UKTV History and also appeared as a guest panelist on 'Quote Unquote' and 'Museum of Curiosity' on BBC Radio 4.[2]

Beauman is now a writer and historian. She is the author of the following books:

Personal life[edit]

Beauman is married to film director James Bobin, with whom she has three children. She is the daughter of Nicola Beauman (founder of Persephone Books) and Christopher Beauman (economist). She has four siblings: Ned Beauman, William Lacey, Olivia Lacey and Josh Lacey.


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