After acting in plays at high school, Francis 'Frankie' Mossman studied at Auckland University, where he got a Master of Arts with First Class Honours. Among his roles on television and in short films, he acted in beloved soap Shortland Street in 2007. Before shifting to Sydney in 2012, he played Vitus in Spartacus: Vengeance — a rebel and former slave of the House of Batiatus. In Australia Mossman joined The Horizon, then the world's most watched gay-themed web series, to play troubled drug addict Stevie Hughes. He also acted in a one-off Horizon special directed by Priscilla, Queen of the Desert's Stephan Elliott. Mossman died on 14 August 2021.
The world has lost a truly wonderful person and talent. Francis gave it all on set, always professional and prepared, with fantastic energy. Official Facebook page for Australian web series The Horizon, 16 August 2021