Frances Colyer trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (Teacher’s Diploma in Speech & Drama). She worked as an actress at the Marlowe Theatre ,Canterbury, Palace Theatre Watford, & Cork Opera House, Eire. She has undertaken Theatre-in-Education work at the Cockpit Theatre and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
Frances has worked at the BBC as a presenter of the schools television programme “Merry Go Round” & BBC Radio programme “Discovery” and as a presenter/announcer for Border Television, Carlisle. Overseas posts include English language teaching in Padua & Rome, Italy and she was a Visiting Fellow in Drama at the University of West Indies, Barbados.
She has recently retired from teaching speech & drama at Berkhamsted School and is still a LAMDA teacher and Drama tutor for University of Buckingham; Speech adjudicator for The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech, an examiner for The English Speaking Board and a member of Equity & S.T.S.D. CBA