Francis Mossman Biography – Francis Mossman Wiki
Francis Mossman (born Francis Anthony Mossman) was a New Zealand actor, known for his role as Taylor in Shortland Street, as Vitus in Spartacus: Vengeance, and as Stevie Hughes in the web and television series The Horizon. He starred in numerous projects in his native New Zealand, including the country’s longest-running drama Shortland Street. He also starred in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, a US series produced in NZ. The actor also appeared in many Aussie productions, including the Sydney made gay web series, The Horizon.
The New Zealand-born actor migrated to Sydney, Australia in 2012. He starred as Stevie Hughes on The Horizon, Australia’s most watched web series and the world’s most watched gay-themed web series. The show received four awards at the 2014 LA Webfest, including Outstanding Series and Outstanding Writing. The Horizon is written and directed by Boaz Stark, known for his work on the hit shows Sons and Daughters, Neighbours, Home and Away, and Packed to the Rafters. In 2015, The Horizon was made into a television series and was directed by Stephan Elliot, who is best known for his film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Among other credits, Francis guest-starred in the New Zealand kids’ series, Amazing Extraordinary Friends. He also appeared in the 2015 Australian feature film Ruben Guthrie, directed by Brendan Cowell. In 2020, Mossman starred in the short film Dis-Connect.
Frankie was also a qualified personal trainer and magazine writer. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in ‘Theatre Studies’ and a Master’s Degree in ‘Film, Television and Media Studies’ (with first class honours) from Auckland University.
Francis Mossman Age
Francis Mossman was born on 14 April 1988, in Auckland, New Zealand. He died on 14 August 2021. He was 33.
Francis Mossman Family
Francis Mossman was the son of Reginald Mossman and Maria Abad. He had two younger brothers, Jeremy and Laurence Mossman.
Francis Mossman Death
Shortland Street actor Francis ‘Frankie’ Mossman died on 14 August 2021 at the age of 33. His death was announced by several LGBTQ websites, including Queer Screen Australia and Stonewall Hotel.
Queer Screen wrote on Facebook: “Queer Screen was saddened to hear of the passing of actor, Frankie Mossman. Moving from Auckland to Sydney in 2012, Frankie was a well known member of our LGBTIQ+ community, appearing in numerous NZ and Australian productions including the Sydney made gay web series, The Horizon.
“Frankie was a great friend of Queer Screen, starring in our MGFF16 trailer and was always an enthusiastic audience member at our festivals. Our sincere condolences to all his friends and family. May he Rest In Peace.”
Mossman had moved to Sydney from Auckland in 2012 and immediately became a beloved member of the LGBTQI+ community. The Stonewall Hotel, a popular hangout in Sydney, also paid tribute to the actor on Instagram: “RIP Frankie Mossman. We miss you and know your smile will light up the sky.”
“Francis was beautiful person and will always be remembered as a part of the Stonewall family,” Glenn Hansen, Stonewall Hotel’s Commercial and Marketing Manager, told Star Observer. “He was well liked by everyone and his smile could light up a room. We will all miss Francis and we would urge everyone to reach out to each other in these tough circumstances.”
Francis Mossman Cause of Death
Francis Mossman’s cause of death was suicide. The last post on his Instagram account is a childhood photo of the star with the caption: “Who knew this boy would endure so much pain.” It’s believed a family member shared the photo on Mossman’s page after his death.
Francis Mossman Instagram
Francis Mossman’s Instagram handle is @francismossman. Full name: Francis Anthony Mossman. Date of Birth: 14 April 1988. Age: 33. Parents: Maria Abad and Reginald Mossman. Siblings: two brothers, Jeremy and Laurence Mossman. Nationality: New Zealand. Height: 5′ 10″ (1.77 m). Cause of Death: Suicide. Gay: Yes.