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Overview (2)

Birth NameRichard Kimber Franklin
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 work on television, radio and commercials followed and in 1971 he made his first appearance on Doctor Who (1963) as Captain Mike Yates. He appeared regularly in the series until 1974, returning for "The Five Doctors" in 1983. He still works as an actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (3)

British actor best known for his regular role as Captain Mike Yates during early 1970s episodes of the BBC TV drama Doctor Who (1963).
He unsuccessfully stood as the Referendum Party candidate for Hackney South/Shoreditch at the 1997 UK General Election.
In 2011, he starred in 'In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer', an audio drama about John George Haigh. His two aunts actually knew Haigh, as they had been regular guests at the hotel where he lived.

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