Frances Ruffelle Biography (1965-)

Born August 29, 1965, in London, England; daughter of a phone company managerand engineer father and Sylvia Young (a theatre school founder); married John Caird (a director), 1990 (divorced); children: Eliza, Nathaniel; (with RobManley) Felix. Addresses: Contact: Arc Management, P.O. Box No. 3671,London NW8, England.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
August 29, 1965
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Princess Louisa, The Sleeping Prince, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1983, and Chichester Festival
  • Dinah, Starlight Express, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, 1984
  • Eponine, Les miserables, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1985 then Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, then (Broadway debut) Broadway Theatre, 1987
  • Delilah, Apples, English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1989
  • Yonah, Children of Eden, Prince Edward Theatre, London, 1991
  • Eponine, Les miserables, London, 1996-1997
  • Also appeared in The Princess and the Showgirl, Chichester Festival Theatre; Gavin the Monster, West End production; Spread a LittleHappiness, London; as Betty Shaefer, Sunset Boulevard, Sydmonton Festival; Candy, Whistle Down the Wind, Sydmonton Festival; Mabel, Mack and Mabel in Concert, London; Mary, Jesus Christ Superstar Concert, London.
  • Major Tours
  • Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1982
  • Film Appearances
  • Angela/Princess Roxanne, The Wildcats of St. Trinians, Wildcat, 1980
  • Eunice, Kipperbang (also known as P'tang Yang Kipperbang),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Young mother, Secrets & Lies (also known as Secrets et mensonges), October Films, 1996
  • Eleni, The Road to Ithaca, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Kitty, Headless, 2000
  • Dawn Daniel-Spears, Dream Team, syndicated, 2001-?
  • Specials
  • An Audience with Ricky Martin, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Sylvie, "The Child Broker," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • Also appeared in "The Rebellion," The New Adventures of Robin Hood, TNT and syndicated; This Is Your Life, BBC.
  • Albums; As a Featured Voice
  • Starlight Express (cast recording), 1984
  • Les miserables (cast recording), 1986, 1987
  • Mack and Mable in Concert, 1988
  • Christopher Cross's Back of My Mind, 1988
  • Ian Dury's Apples, 1989
  • Save the Children Christmas Album, 1989
  • Children of Eden, 1990
  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Atlantic, 1991
  • Albums; As a Solo Artist
  • Fragile, Virgin Records, 1994
  • Frances Ruffelle, Virgin Records, 1998
  • Singles include "He's My Hero/Love's Not for Me."
  • Television Music
  • Episodic
  • Headless, 2000

Further Reference


    • Frances Ruffelle Web Site,, January23, 2002

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