Chris French

Presenter, Live Presentation, Newsreader, Actor, Barrister at Law.  Tenor, Alto, Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet. Singing, Swing Jazz, Tennis, Swimming, Cooking, Health Eating; Yoga; Classic Cars, Current Affairs, Law both Criminal and Civil.
Chris French has been a television presenter and reporter for over 20 years and in that time he hosted a number of news and factual entertainment programmes for ITV, the BBC and Sky Television.  He has  completed a series of interviews with Richard Dawkins and David Puttnam for The Open University and  presented a programme on diabetes for Bare Films for doctors and the web.

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EDUCATION
Barrister at Law.  
Law BA (Hons) Kent University
11 'O' Levels 
4 'A' Levels:
News course at BSB (2000); television news course at Anglia Television (1989); radio news course at BBC World Service (1987).  RNIB Talking Book Reader

LANGUAGES
French & Italian.

TELEVISION PRESENTING AND NEWSREADING

1993 – 2010
SKY AUTOMOTIVE – Car programme - presenter
OPEN UNIVERSITY – Regular Reporter
BROKEN NEWS – Dan Evans & Male News Anchor – BBC2.
SKY TRAVEL - Channel editor, script writer and presenter for SKY.
Presenter for DIAL 4 A LOAN  Network Television Commercial.
BSKYB BUSINESS  – Newsreader/Reporter and a co-host of a ‘live’ two hour daily news programme dedicated to the hospitality sector and featuring business, sport and entertainment.                                                                                                   

BSKYB AUTOMOTIVE CHANNEL  – Hosting a ‘live’ news and interview channel for the car industry.                                                                                                           
SIMPLY MONEY– Newsreader/reporter for a daily financial channel.                  
THE MEDICAL CHANNEL – Reporter for the television news service.                                            
OVERDRIVE – Reporter and segment producer for Carlton’s car series.            
WEEK END  Presenter Arts programme - Anglia television                                 
THE WAREHOUSE  - Presenting topical late night chat show Anglia Television
THE GOOD YARN SHOW – Presenting a local crafts series – Anglia TV V/O.
THE ADVERTISING AUTHORITY  
Voice-over CURTIS CALLS  a cookery programme - I.T.V. Network.
I HATE THIS HOUSE Olympics segment - B.B.C. 1
THE SCREEN Film and video programme - wrote & produced - Carlton TV
CARPHONE COMMERCIAL - Network.   
Co-Presenter FOCUS ON FORD series of Network Television Commercial. 
Co-Presenter THE GOOD YARN SHOW Anglia Television.
CONTINUITY ANNOUNCER  Anglia Television. 
Presenter BRENNANS LANGLOIS  Channel Television.
Presenter BBC SELECT EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CLUB     B.B.C. 2.

1990-92
THE HELP SQUAD  series of 19 episodes. – Reporter and studio presenter of ITV
networked series with MichaelParkinson
TV WEEKLY – Presenting and writing programme segments for ITV’s weekly TV
review programme.
Presenter BBC EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CLUB series of Law in Business.
CONTINUITY ANNOUNCER/NEWSREADER  -  Anglia Television.
JEOPARDY!    Hosting UK version of the US quiz show.  40 episodes for  I.T.V. Network .

1988 – 89
CONTINUITY ANNOUNCER/NEWSREADER -  Anglia Television.
Presenter  -  STATS SCAN  -  H.T.V. Corporate Launch. 
Presenter and Newsreader for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.

PILOTS

THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW – UK version of the US programme.
BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY – Travel quiz show.  Granada TV.
THE SCREEN – Writing and producing a film/video review for Carlton TV.

CORPORATE
Presenter of In-house Training Videos including Marks and Spencer, RICOH,  National & Provincial Building Society,  Stuart Pharmaceuticals, University of Luton, Beth North Brewers,  British Petroleum, Unipart, Novatel Telephones, British Aerospace Pension, Nestle', Travis Perkins, Temp Agency, Man Power, Institute of Waste Management, John Lewis, British Gas, Kleenezy Beauty,  Mortgage Video (Jersey), Century Life, Prudential, T.S.B., Horsham District Council, Nuclear Electric and regular presenter for Abbey View, Boots Chemist and Halifax Building Society which goes out live to all U.K. branches.


CONFERENCE
Presenter for the Danish Travel Company Presentation, Presenter for a Royal Mail Presentation, Presenter Roux Scholarship Conference, Linkman for Strafor Conference and Presenter for the RICOH Roadshow.

COMMERCIAL VOICE OVERS
Many Commercial Voice-Overs for Anglia TV plus a regional showing for a Floor Covering company,also a commercial for the National Shopping Survey and the Focus on Ford major campaign which was networked in the U.K and Ireland. 

THEATRE
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Oxford; Mick in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker national tour of Italy; Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot national tour of Italy; Chief Clerk in Steven Berkoff's Metamorphosis; Bartholomew Cokes in Ben Johnson's Bartholomew Fair; As Greta the transvestite in Martin Sherman's Brent; Tom Stoppard's non-language short Dog's Our Pet; Splitting Hairs - Touring Sketch Show; Rape of Tamar - Lyric Studio, Hammersmtih; The Snow Queen - Young Vic.

TELEVISION 
The Politician’s Wife - Television Newsreader - Channel 4; As Canadian soldier Hatch in B.B.C. 2's drama Going Home; Mr. Don and Mr. George - Channel 4 comedy series; Devices and Desires - Anglia Films; Boon - Central Television; Les Girls - Central Television; Security guard Jack in Bergerac - B.B.C. Television; Solicitor, James Squires in No. 73  I.T.V. Network.

FILMS
Operation Dead End - Channel 4   and   Going Home - B.B.C. 2.

COMEDY
Warm Up for ITV quiz show Blockbusters ; No Sweat B.B.C.; Comedy Nation B.B.C.; For Amusement Only 13 part series B.B.C.; Stand up comedy spots at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs; 1985 Edinburgh Festival Pick of the Fringe award; Touring with a three man comedy act called 76a as an actor and singer, writer and performing original sketches in a one hour show; Occasional writer for satirical comedy programme Week Ending broadcast twice weekly on B.B.C. Radio 4.

OTHER
Equity No:   F108379
Playing age:  30 – 40 yrs / Height:  6ft
Eyes:   Green  / Hair:     Brown

INSTRUMENTS
Tenor, Alto, Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet.

INTERESTS
Playing Saxophone and Clarinet, Tennis, Swimming, Singing, Swing Jazz, Cooking, Health Eating; Yoga; Classic Cars, Current Affairs, Law both Criminal and Civil.

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