Hollywood star - from Frenchay!

Published on: 27 Oct 2017

THE Hollywood career of a local-born actor will feature in a new exhibition about Frenchay School, which was founded 175 years ago.

The exhibition, at Frenchay Museum, includes a display about Nigel de Brulier, who was born Francis Packer and went on to have an illustrious career in the film industry.

Francis was born in one of the lodges of Frenchay Park in 1877 and was educated at Frenchay School until he was 11-years-old, when he left to start work in Frenchay Park House as a hall boy. In 1897 he emigrated to America and  began his movie career.

Frenchay Village Museum is at the junction of Begbrook Park and Frenchay Park Road. It’s open Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm and Wednesday from 1-4pm. Entry is free.

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