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Philip is the only child of an RAF pilot called Robert Franks and a mother - Patricia Franks. Philip attended school in Hertfordshire, and Oxford University. After many years with the RSC, including playing "Hamlet" for Roger Michell, Philip appeared in many TV programs and was delighted to work with Catherine Zeta-Jones, before she moved to ... See full bio »
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 2014 Job's Dinner (Short)
 2006 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Captain George Halliday
- Bad Blood (2006) ... Captain George Halliday
 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Bob Docker
- Sticks and Stones (2005) ... Bob Docker
 2003-2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Mr. Potter / Mr. Wight
- Exam (2004) ... Mr. Potter
- The School Play (2003) ... Mr. Wight
 2003 Strange (TV Series)
Reverend Capstick
- Dubik (2003) ... Reverend Capstick
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Quentin Roka
- A Talent for Life (2003) ... Quentin Roka
 1998-2002 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Sergeant Craddock / Sgt Craddock
- Closing the Book (2002) ... Sergeant Craddock
- A Gentleman's Sport (2002) ... Sergeant Craddock
- No Hiding Place (2001) ... Sergeant Craddock
- Uninvited Guests (2001) ... Sergeant Craddock
- Home to Roost (2001) ... Sergeant Craddock
 1998 The Life of Confucius (TV Series)
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
- Daniel (1996) ... Daniel (voice)
 1995 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Giles Dutton
- Lemon Twist (1995) ... Giles Dutton
 1995 Wales Playhouse (TV Series)
- Moniker (1995) ... Calvin
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- Othello (1994) ... Cassio (voice)
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Pinch
- Episode Six (1994) ... Tom Pinch
- Episode Five (1994) ... Tom Pinch
- Episode Four (1994) ... Tom Pinch
- Episode Three (1994) ... Tom Pinch
- Episode Two (1994) ... Tom Pinch
 1994 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
- Birth (1994) ... Poet
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
 1990 The Green Man (TV Series)
The Visitor
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... The Visitor
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Montague Lush
- Turn Again (1989) ... Montague Lush
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Carstone / Richard Cartsone
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Richard Cartsone
 1982 Love Is Old, Love Is New (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Steven
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Steven
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Steven
 1980 To Serve Them All My Days (TV Mini-Series)
- Part Four (1980) ... Blades
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He directed T.S. Eliot's play, "The Cocktail Party", at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland with David Bamber, Suzanne Burden, Simon Jones, Maggie Steed and Clive Merrison. See more »

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David Jason said Franks was perfectly cast as Charley in The Darling Buds of May (1991). He had spent most of his career in the theatre and he was a great team player as a result of that. See more »

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