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Richard Franklin (II)

Richard Franklin worked for an advertising agency before deciding to become an actor. He joined the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1963 and his first professional acting work was with the Century Theatre. He was offered small roles on television and, in addition, spent a year and a half with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. More ... See full bio »

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Doctor Who
Doctor Who Captain Mike Yates / Captain Yates / Mike Yates
Chemical Wedding
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods Richard Wagner
Waving to a Train
Waving to a Train Young Richard


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 2015 Taketh (Short) (completed)
Dr. Bell
 2012 The Hindsight Bias (Short)
 2010/I The Crossing (Short)
 2009 The First Days of Spring
Elder Ethan
 2008 Chemical Wedding
 2004 Feedback
Mr. Montague
 1997 Heartbeat (TV Series)
- Fool for Love (1997) ... Doctor
 1993 Harry (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1993) ... Solicitor
 1988-1989 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Denis Rigg
- Episode #1.1366 (1989) ... Denis Rigg
- Episode #1.1365 (1989) ... Denis Rigg
- Episode #1.1362 (1989) ... Denis Rigg
- Episode #1.1361 (1989) ... Denis Rigg
- Episode #1.1346 (1989) ... Denis Rigg
 1984 Waving to a Train (TV Movie)
Young Richard
 1980 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Federation Trooper
- Aftermath (1980) ... Federation Trooper
 1973 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Flying Officer Bundy
- Operation Pickpocket (1973) ... Flying Officer Bundy
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
First Constable
- Family Tree (1971) ... First Constable
 1970 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Scott (Friend of John Brooke) (uncredited)
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
2nd Guard / Photographer
- The Fiction Makers: Part 2 (1968) ... 2nd Guard
- The Fiction Makers: Part 1 (1968) ... Photographer
 1968 The Fiction-Makers
2nd Guard
 1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
2nd PBX Operator
- Fire, Sleet and Candlelight (1966) ... 2nd PBX Operator
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Joe Townsend
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Other Works:

Wrote the novel The Killing Stone, which continues the story of Mike Yates after the time seen in Doctor Who. This novel has never been published and is only available as a spoken word CD, narrated by Franklin. The novel was originally a one-man play, which Franklin performed in fringe theatres in Britain. See more »

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He unsuccessfully stood as the Referendum Party candidate for Hackney South/Shoreditch at the 1997 UK General Election. See more »

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