Francis Charles Turner is an actor and iconographer born in Wainwright, Alberta and now living in BC. He received his theatrical training at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1975 with a BFA in acting. For the first few years after graduation he acted in theatres across western Canada and Ontario. In 1983 he moved to Vancouver, BC and has worked mainly in film since then. In 2003 he appeared as George Bernard Shaw in debate with G. K. Chesterton on G. K. CHESTERTON: THE APOSTLE OF COMMON SENSE with EWTN, a performance previously given in Calgary, and St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1991 he began studying iconography under Vladislav Andreyev. A frequent attendee of the Mount Angel Iconography Institute where he studied with Charles Rohrbacher, Mary Katsilometes, Claudia Coos, and Cathy Sievers; more recently he studied in Cottonwood, Idaho with Father Gianluca Busi from Bologna. In 2007 he spent six weeks in Bologna painting and being immersed in Catholic iconography. Along with Chris Kielsinki and Michal Janek, Frank was a founding member of Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild, and served as its president for ten years.