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William Franklyn (1925–2006)

Debonair British actor at home on stage (since the age of 15), screen and TV. Initially, his roles tended to be dramatic but, by his 40s, he was increasingly playing tongue-in-cheek comedy parts. His smooth lounge-lizard voice has frequently been used for voice-overs on television advertisements (most famously a long-running campaign for Schweppes... See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in London, England, UK

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 2004 The Courtroom (TV Series)
Judge Matthew Johnson
- Dead in the Water (2004) ... Judge Matthew Johnson
 2001 Doctors (TV Series)
Hugo Stephenson
- A Second Chance (2001) ... Hugo Stephenson
 2001 Startopia (Video Game)
Lead Vocals (voice)
 1999 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Witless Silence (1999)
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Narrator of Banana Commercial
- Jack in the Box (1997) ... Narrator of Banana Commercial (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Robert Rylands' Last Journey
Robert Rylands
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Widley
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Burgess
- Guns and Roses (1994) ... Burgess
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Andrews
 1993 Diana: Her True Story (TV Movie)
Lord Mountbatten
 1992 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Eric
- Surprise, Surprise (1992) ... Eric
 1992 Moon and Son (TV Series)
George Milestone
- Nearly Dearly Departed (1992) ... George Milestone
 1991 G.B.H. (TV Mini-Series)
Distinguished Gent
- Message Received (1991) ... Distinguished Gent
- Message Sent (1991) ... Distinguished Gent
- Only Here on a Message (1991) ... Distinguished Gent
 1984 The Steam Video Company (TV Series)
Various
 1983 Nutcracker
Sir Arthur Cartwright
 1969-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ashley Munroe / James Innes
- The Purple Twilight (1979) ... Ashley Munroe / James Innes
- Mixed Foursome (1969)
 1978 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Zero G (1978) ... Narrator
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
McKay
- Hostage (1977) ... McKay
 1977 Paradise Island (TV Series)
Cuthbert Fulworthy
- Here Is the News (1977) ... Cuthbert Fulworthy
- Who Do You Do...? (1977) ... Cuthbert Fulworthy
- The Great Pig Hunt (1977) ... Cuthbert Fulworthy
- Happy Birthday Cuthbert (1977) ... Cuthbert Fulworthy
- Is Anybody There? (1977) ... Cuthbert Fulworthy
 1976 What's on Next? (TV Series)
Various (1976-1978)
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Voiceover
- Pop Goes the Weasel (1975) ... Voiceover
 1972 Get Charlie Tully
Arnold Van Cleef
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
Willie
- Dream Girl (1972) ... Willie
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Jeremy de Quincy
- That's My Uncle! (1972) ... Jeremy de Quincy
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
James Kirby
- The Most Important Thing of All (1971) ... James Kirby
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Hartington
- The Gun-Runners (1969) ... Hartington
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Brinstead / Peter Omrod
- Killer (1968) ... Brinstead
- Silent Dust (1965) ... Peter Omrod
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Roy Haines
- Something to Hide: The Caretaker's Flat (1968) ... Roy Haines
- Something to Hide: The Studio (1968) ... Roy Haines
- Something to Hide: The First Floor (1968) ... Roy Haines
 1968 Something to Hide (TV Series)
Roy Haines
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Kent Jordon
- The Edge of Fear (1967) ... Kent Jordon
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Michael Rennane
- The Bigger They Are (1966) ... Michael Rennane
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Kurt Heller
- You're Not Cinderella, Are You? (1966) ... Kurt Heller
 1966 Cul-de-sac
Cecil
 1965 The Intelligence Men
Colonel Grant
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Hans Liebert
- The Regan Solution (1964) ... Hans Liebert
- The Shand Solution (1964) ... Hans Liebert
- The Linton Compact (1964) ... Hans Liebert
- The Tannikov Dilemma (1964) ... Hans Liebert
- The Liebert Question (1964) ... Hans Liebert
 1964 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
Greg
- The Boy Friend (1964) ... Greg
 1957-1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Arthur Maxwell / John Hamilton / Paul Lorimer
- A Nice Little Business (1964) ... Arthur Maxwell
- The Big Deal (1961) ... John Hamilton
- The Last Flight (1957) ... Paul Lorimer
 1963 No Cloak - No Dagger (TV Series)
Ian Lambart
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... Ian Lambart
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- The Countess (1962)
 1961 Pit of Darkness
Richard Logan
 1960-1961 International Detective (TV Series)
Larry Sullivan / Conrad Schneider
- The Washington Case (1961) ... Larry Sullivan
- The Bismarck Case (1960) ... Conrad Schneider
 1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay
The Captain
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series)
Dr. Roger Kenyon
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Dr. Roger Kenyon
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Dr. Roger Kenyon
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
W.T. Stead
- W.T. Stead (1960) ... W.T. Stead
 1960 The Big Day
Mr. T. Selkirk
 1959-1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Paul Kendon / Jerry Fleming
- The Last Flight of the Eel (1960) ... Paul Kendon
- Everybody Loves Jerry (1959) ... Jerry Fleming
 1959-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Larry Dean / Lt. Commander Mark Heyward / Martin Carew
- The Green Pack (1960) ... Larry Dean
- The Signal (1959) ... Lt. Commander Mark Heyward
- The Winner (1959) ... Martin Carew
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Nevil
- Slow Boat to Amsterdam (1960) ... Nevil
 1959 Breakout
Capt. Tony Long
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Murphy
- Time Bomb (1959) ... Murphy
 1958 The Snorkel
Wilson
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Elegant Harry
- The Club (1957) ... Elegant Harry
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Jack Pearson / Richard Dawson
- The Death of a Don (1957) ... Jack Pearson
- Backfire (1957) ... Richard Dawson
 1955-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
David / Bob Makepeace
- The Makepeace Story #4: The New Executive (1955) ... Bob Makepeace
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Lloyd Buxton
 1957 Enemy from Space
Dr. Brand
 1957 City After Midnight
Ned Atwood
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Baron Mortaise
- The Mortaise Fair (1957) ... Baron Mortaise
 1956-1957 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Roger Benning / Stanley / David Butler
- Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair' (1957) ... Roger Benning
- The Way Home (1956) ... Stanley
- A Likely Story (1956) ... David Butler
 1955-1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
George Lawrence / Hawksley / Bluey
- The Lion's Share One Bright Day (1956) ... George Lawrence
- Bamboo Bars (1956) ... Hawksley
- Mid Level (1955) ... Bluey
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Phillipe / Du Broc
- Burgundy (1956) ... Phillipe
- The Carbonari (1956) ... Du Broc
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Donald / Ted Harvey
- Forecast Unsettled (1956) ... Donald
- Bride Wore an Opal Ring (1956) ... Ted Harvey
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Jacques Fleury
- The Ambassador's Lady (1956) ... Jacques Fleury
- Something Remembered (1956) ... Jacques Fleury
 1955 Above Us the Waves
No. 1, X2
 1955 Out of the Clouds
Control Tower Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1955 The Love Match
Arthur Ford
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Fraser - Studio Official
 1954 Time Is My Enemy
Peter Thompson
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Crook in Opening Sequence (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Seven Little Australians (TV Mini-Series)
- A Day in Town (1953)
 1952 Secret People
Surgeon (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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He acted in Ira Levin's play, "Deathtrap," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Andrew Sharp, Joanna Doubleday, Bob Sessions, and Sheila Keith in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Father of Francesca Franklyn. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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