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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NamePhilip Acford Franks

Mini Bio (1)

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 Hollywood. They worked together in The Darling Buds of May (1991).

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Trivia (6)

Directing "The Cherry Orchard", with Diana Rigg, in Chichester. [April 2008]
Starring as "Osbourne" in a West End run of R.C. Sherriff's play, "Journey's End". [July 2004]
Theatre directing [2002]
directing Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester, tour in UK, West End and Toronto) [August 2006]
On the 18th, he judged a drama competition at the prestigious boarding school Eton College, Berkshire. [March 2007]
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.

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