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John Franklyn-Robbins (1924–2009)

John Franklyn-Robbins was born on December 14, 1924 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for The Golden Compass (2007), Vanity Fair (2004) and Emma (1996). He died on March 21, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 84) in London, England, UK

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 2006 Hogfather (TV Movie)
The Dean
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Teddy Butler
- Vixen's Run (2006) ... Teddy Butler
 2005 C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (TV Movie documentary)
The Great Knock
 2005 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Trevor
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Trevor
 2004 Sergeant Pepper
Gregor von Gordenthal (as John Franklin Robbins)
 2003 Bright Young Things
Judge
 2001 The Discovery of Heaven
Onno's father (as John Franklyn Robbins)
 1999 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Crump
 1997 Lolita (uncredited)
 1997 Mrs Dalloway
Lionel, Clarissa's Father
 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie) (voice)
 1996 Emma
Mr. Cole (as John Franklyn Robbins)
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Hugh Jarvis
- We Shall Overcome (1996) ... Hugh Jarvis
 1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Prof. Manning
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Octavius Danberry Phinn
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Octavius Danberry Phinn (as John Franklyn Robbins)
 1990 The Dream Stone (TV Series)
The Dream Maker (voice)
 1989 The Woman in Black (TV Movie)
Reverend Greet
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Tzar
- Monster Telethon (1989) ... Tzar
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Andrew Seeley
- Police at the Funeral: Part 2 (1989) ... Andrew Seeley
- Police at the Funeral: Part 1 (1989) ... Andrew Seeley
 1988 This Is David Lander (TV Series)
Proselyte
- The Nicholson Story (1988) ... Proselyte
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Man in hotel
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Man in hotel
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Mini-Series)
Tzar
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Gerald Shortridge
 1987 Lionheart
The Abbot
 1987 The District Nurse (TV Series)
Rex Huxtable
- Mercy Killing? (1987) ... Rex Huxtable
 1986 All Passion Spent (TV Series)
Kay
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Kay
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Kay
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Kay
 1985 The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Carwardine
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Henry Carwardine
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Henry Carwardine
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Henry Carwardine
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Henry Carwardine
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Henry Carwardine
 1984 The Jigsaw Man
English doctor
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Williamson (voice)
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie)
Sir Patrick Corcoran
 1981 From a Far Country
Curate
 1981 Memoirs of a Survivor
Prof. White
 1981 Get Lost! (TV Mini-Series)
Insp. Fagan
- Not a Proper Ending (1981) ... Insp. Fagan
 1981 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Reader
- Landseer: A Victorian Comedy (1981) ... Reader
 1980-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
1st Clubman / John Marcus Fielding
- Fothergill (1981) ... 1st Clubman
- The Enigma (1980) ... John Marcus Fielding
 1980 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Antonio
 1980 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
Baptista
 1980 Betzi (TV Movie)
Sir Hudson Lowe
 1980 The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (TV Series)
Dr. Hyssop
- Ends and Beginnings (1980) ... Dr. Hyssop
- Old Flat 'At (1980) ... Dr. Hyssop
- A Life on the Ocean Wave (1980) ... Dr. Hyssop
- Penny Hang (1980) ... Dr. Hyssop
- Runaway (1980) ... Dr. Hyssop
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Shales
- Keep Smiling (1980) ... Shales
 1980 A Different Drummer (TV Movie)
 1979 Scottish Playbill (TV Series)
Parker
- Portrait of My Love (1979) ... Parker
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
The inspector
- Saint Vitus' Dance (1979) ... The inspector
 1979 Atom Spies (TV Movie)
Skardon
 1979 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Joseph Pearson
- The Legacy (1979) ... Joseph Pearson
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Superintendent
- Queen's Pardon (1978) ... Superintendent
 1971-1978 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Mr. Buxton / Garibaldi
- Double Dealers (1978) ... Mr. Buxton
- Collision Course (1978) ... Mr. Buxton
- A Very Important Passenger (1971) ... Garibaldi
 1974-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. McGillivray / Dr. Neville Sutherland / Wilfred Minto
- Michael: Part 1 (1978) ... Dr. McGillivray
- No Questions Asked: Part 1 (1976) ... Dr. Neville Sutherland
- South Tower: Part 1 (1974) ... Wilfred Minto
 1977 This Year Next Year (TV Mini-Series)
Denis Raynor
- The Edge (1977) ... Denis Raynor
- The Fault (1977) ... Denis Raynor
- Storm Warning (1977) ... Denis Raynor
- Profit and Loss (1977) ... Denis Raynor
- Conjugal Rights (1977) ... Denis Raynor
 1977 The Brute
Solicitor
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Atticus
- Reign of Terror (1976) ... Atticus
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Emperor
- The Emperor's Nightingale (1976) ... Emperor
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Austin Jacobson
- A Lurking Doubt (1975) ... Austin Jacobson
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Dr. Manson
- Evidence of Death (1975) ... Dr. Manson
 1975 Overlord
Dad
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Olaf
- King Alfred (1975) ... Olaf
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Alec
- Snooker (1975) ... Alec
 1974 The Double Dealers (TV Series)
Mehmet Farah
- Come in Number One (1974) ... Mehmet Farah
 1974 Swallows and Amazons
Young Billy
 1974 Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)
Fouche
- Maria Luisa (1974) ... Fouche
 1974 The Aweful Mr. Goodall (TV Series)
Major Ripley
- A Good English Breakfast (1974) ... Major Ripley
 1965-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Meaker / Jack Latimer / Owen Evans / ...
- Rota (1974) ... Owen Evans
- Weekend with Sally: Part 2 (1970) ... Meaker
- Weekend with Sally: Part 1 (1970) ... Meaker
- Honour Among Thieves: Part 2 (1968) ... Jack Latimer
- Honour Among Thieves: Part 1 (1968) ... Jack Latimer
 1974 Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator
- Sleeping Beauty (1974) ... Narrator
 1974 Take Me High
Alderman
 1972-1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Adler / Chief Insp. Adler / Chief Insp. Bill Adler
- Little Acorns (1973) ... Det. Supt. Adler
- For Love or Money (1973) ... Det. Supt. Adler
- Conspiracy (1973) ... Det. Supt. Adler
- Time-Table (1973) ... Det. Supt. Adler
- Needle (1972) ... Det. Supt. Adler
 1973 Woodstock (TV Series)
General Harrison
- Part 2 (1973) ... General Harrison
- Part 1 (1973) ... General Harrison
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Ernest Claremont
- Mr. Rolls and Mr. Royce (1972) ... Ernest Claremont
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Ballon / Captain
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Ballon / Captain
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Rawlings
- His Dad Named Him Aftter the General (1972) ... Det. Insp. Rawlings
 1972/I Asylum
Stebbins (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
 1972 Dracula A.D. 1972
Minister (uncredited)
 1972 Running Scared
Dean
 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Coroner
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Coroner
 1971 A Couple of Beauties (Short) (as John Robbins)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Don Lewis
- Who Killed Santa Claus (1971) ... Don Lewis
 1971 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
The Stranger
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Dennis Richards
- The Birdwatcher, Part 2 (1971) ... Dennis Richards
- The Birdwatcher, Part 1 (1971) ... Dennis Richards
 1971 Barlow (TV Series)
Akar
- Heat of the Sun (1971) ... Akar
 1971 Jamie (TV Series)
Strypes
- The Devil's Rookery (1971) ... Strypes
- The Climbing Boy (1971) ... Strypes
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Marcus Lake
- Could Do Better (1971) ... Marcus Lake
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Hamish Kilbirnie
- The Name But Not the Game (1971) ... Hamish Kilbirnie
 1966-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Prisoner / Mr. Cain / Stephens
- Faith (1971) ... Prisoner
- The Sounds of War (1966) ... Mr. Cain
- The Far-Way Incident (1966) ... Stephens
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
Norbert
- Weekend (1970) ... Norbert
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Lord Dorriton
- Good Morning, Yesterday! (1970) ... Lord Dorriton
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Holbrook-Davies
- Episode #1.87 (1970) ... Dr. Holbrook-Davies
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Parrish
- Antique Death: Part 1 (1970) ... Parrish
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Desmond Whittaker
- Care of Her Majesty (1969) ... Desmond Whittaker
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Jenson
- The Fifty-First State (1969) ... Jenson
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini-Series)
Pope Fotis
- The Apostles (1969) ... Pope Fotis
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Warre
- Nutcracker (1969) ... Warre
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Richie
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Rupert
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... Rupert
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Thomas
- See the Rabbit (1968) ... Thomas
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Graham Beresford
- The Avenging Chance (1968) ... Graham Beresford
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Philip Green
- Coincidence (1968) ... Philip Green
 1967 Money-Go-Round (Short)
Jobber
 1967 Send Foster (TV Series)
Sgt. Thomas
- The Accident (1967) ... Sgt. Thomas
- Which Wedding Were You At? (1967) ... Sgt. Thomas
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Dr. Thornton
- So Dark the Night (1967) ... Dr. Thornton
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Magician
- The Flying Dragon (1966) ... Magician
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ron / Ceremonialist / Narrator
- The Successor (1965) ... Ceremonialist
- War and Peace (1963) ... Narrator
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Simon Harris
- The Match (1966) ... Simon Harris
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
The Artist
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Gilbert
- The Cybernauts (1965) ... Gilbert (uncredited)
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Ambassador
- The Years of Glory (1965) ... Ambassador
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
George Swallow
- A Slight Case of Matrimony (1965) ... George Swallow
 1964-1965 The Villains (TV Series)
Barker / Arthur Stearns
- See No Evil (1965) ... Barker
- Big Tickle (1964) ... Arthur Stearns
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Parson
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Corkett
- The Silver King (1963) ... Corkett
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Lonely Tom
- The Haven (1955) ... Lonely Tom

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: Plays Jonathan Coffin (Nonno) in "The Night of the Iguana" play by Tennessee Williams (Lyric Theatre, London, England, UK). See more »

Alternate Names:

John Franklin Robbins | John Franklyn Robbins | John Robbins
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Was first intended that John Franklyn-Robbins would play Decider Garif in Doctor Who: Full Circle, but he was replaced by Alan Rowe. See more »

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