Francesca Manning appeared on Coronation Street in two minor roles: firstly as Sandra Milligan, who dated Les Battersby between February and March 2002; and she returned to the programme as a Bouncer who threw a drunken Becky McDonald out of a pub in March 2010.

Francesca's only other credited role was in the 1999 film Alien Blood. She is the niece of the late comedian Bernard Manning - who also appeared in the Street in December 1971.