Celebrities Famous People Named Francis  

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If your name is Francis, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Francis, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Francis can you think of? The famous Francis' below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Francis, athletes named Francis, and even political figures named Francis. The music industry is no stranger to the name Francis, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Francis are worth mentioning? This list includes famed director Francis Ford Coppola, as well as Francis Bacon, Francis Drake, and more. To read more about these notable people named Francis, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay ...more

Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Statesman, Scientist, Author
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of ...more

Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Visual Artist, Artist
Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel ...more

Francis Drake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Pirate, Politician, Sailor
Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a ...more

Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Pianist, Composer
Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert ...more

Francis Crick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Physicist, Scientist
Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM, FRS was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with ...more

Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Friar, Preacher, Philosopher
Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and ...more

Francis Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Writer
Francis Thompson was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but, in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for ...more

Francis Galton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Polymath, Inventor, Scientist
Sir Francis Galton, FRS was an English Victorian progressive, polymath, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, ...more

Francis Rossi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Francis Rossi, OBE is a British musician best known for being a co-founder of the English rock band Status Quo, in which he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar.

Francis Scott Key is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Poet, Author, Lawyer
Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Francis Pope is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Screenwriter, Actor
Francis Pope is an actor and screenwriter.

Francis Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Geneticist, Scientist, Author
Francis Sellers Collins is an American physician-geneticist noted for his discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project. He is director of the National Institutes ...more

Francis Magalona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper
Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. ...more

Francis Lee Bailey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Lawyer
Francis Lee Bailey Jr., commonly referred to as F. Lee Bailey, is an American former attorney. For most of his career, he was licensed in Massachusetts and Florida. He was a criminal defense ...more

Francis Hopkinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Author, Lawyer, Playwright
Francis Hopkinson was an American author and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania. He played a ...more

Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Actor
Francis Lederer was a film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States.

Francis Capra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Actor
Francis Capra is an American actor. Some of his best known roles are a young Calogero Anello in A Bronx Tale, Max Connor in Kazaam, and Eli "Weevil" Navarro in the TV series Veronica

Francis Urquhart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Francis Ewan Urquhart is a fictional character created by Michael Dobbs. Known by his initials FU, Urquhart appeared in a trilogy of novels: House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut. ...more

Francis Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Francis Lawrence is a film director and producer.

Francis Lightfoot Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Francis Lightfoot Lee was a member of the House of Burgesses in the Colony of Virginia. As an active protester of issues such as the Stamp Act, Lee helped move the colony in the direction of ...more

Francis Benali is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Footballer
Francis Vincent Benali is an English professional footballer and coach who spent most of his playing career at Southampton.

Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor
Francis Robbins Upton was an American physicist and mathematician.

Francis Goya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Francis Goya is a Belgian classical guitar player and producer. He has recorded fifty albums, many of which have reached gold or platinum status. Francis went solo in 1975, changing his name to ...more

Francis Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Francis
Francis Lewis was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York. Born in Llangurig, Powys, Wales, he was the child of Morgan Lewis and Anne ...more