Sean Francis (born Sean Francis McDonald in Leeds on 24 January 1967) is an actor, poet and satirical writer who is best known for the book Written Off (Verses From The New Age). This is a book showcasing his effortless satirist skills and deals with all manner of topics in a modern amusing way interspersed with serious and personal writings showing another side of this much underrated wordsmith.
Francis wrote the follow-up book A Second Bite Of The Cherry which further enhanced his reputation as a talented satarist as well as Once In A Lifetime which is an autobiographical account of a his personal life between 2002 and 2004.
Francis initially started writing lyrics when part of the "failed" musical group Revolver which played in pubs and clubs in Leeds in the early 80s with little recognition. As well as a songwriter, Francis played the harmonica and by his own admission "simplistic" guitar. Having failed to ignite the local music scene, Francis took to writing songs for other more accomplished performers. Written Off (Verses From The New Age) owes a lot to this particular period of his life.
Francis still writes songs and comedy sketches for local artists within West Yorkshire.