Tanya Franks


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Tanya Franks was born on August 16, 1967 in Plumstead, London, England as Tanya Christine Franks. She is an actress and writer, known for Pulling (2006), EastEnders (1985) and Broadchurch (2013). See full bio »

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Pulling Karen
(2006-2009)
EastEnders Rainie Branning / Rainie Cross / Rainie Highway / Rainie
(2007-2020)
Broadchurch Lucy Stevens
(2013-2015)
Mum Carol
(2016-2018)

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  My Love Affair with Marriage (filming)
Teacher #2 (voice)
 2007-2020 EastEnders (TV Series)
Rainie Branning / Rainie Cross / Rainie Highway / ...
- Episode dated 15 December 2020 (2020) ... Rainie Highway
- Episode dated 4 December 2020 (2020) ... Rainie Highway
- Episode dated 1 December 2020 (2020) ... Rainie Highway
- Episode dated 30 November 2020 (2020) ... Rainie Highway
- Episode dated 20 November 2020 (2020) ... Rainie Highway
 2017-2019 Porters (TV Series)
Jane Bison
- Ham & Cheese (2019) ... Jane Bison
- Halloween (2019) ... Jane Bison
- Orc & Pradeep (2019) ... Jane Bison
- Episode Three (2017) ... Jane Bison
 2018 The Quarter: Teaser (Short)
Sarah
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Becca
- Public Enemy (feat. Kev Wells) (2018) ... Becca
 2018 The Split (TV Series)
Sarah Pope
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Sarah Pope
 2016-2018 Mum (TV Series)
Carol
- July (2018) ... Carol
- December (2016) ... Carol
- May (2016) ... Carol
 2018 Aux
Jane Dale
 2018 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Jackie Emmans
- Family: Part 2 (2018) ... Jackie Emmans
- Family: Part 1 (2018) ... Jackie Emmans
 2018 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Tracey
- Zanzibar (2018) ... Tracey
 2015-2017 Chewing Gum (TV Series)
Mandy
- Orlando (2017) ... Mandy
- Tolled Road (2015) ... Mandy
- The Unicorn (2015) ... Mandy
- Possession (2015) ... Mandy
- Binned (2015) ... Mandy
 2016 We Still Steal the Old Way
Governor Pryce
 2016 The Coopers vs the Rest (TV Series)
Tess
- Pilot (2016) ... Tess
 2016 Agriculture (TV Mini-Series)
Etta (2016)
 2016 Moon Dogs
Pam
 2016 Grantchester (TV Series)
Rita Jones
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Rita Jones
 2016 Vera (TV Series)
Lorraine Hallam
- The Moth Catcher (2016) ... Lorraine Hallam
 2013-2015 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Lucy Stevens
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... Lucy Stevens
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... Lucy Stevens
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Lucy Stevens
- Episode #2.5 (2015) ... Lucy Stevens
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Lucy Stevens
 2014 Judith (Short)
Judith's mother (voice)
 2013/II Pieces (Short)
Mother
 2013 The Magnificent Eleven
Clare
 2013 Love Matters (TV Series)
Denise
- Kitten Chic (2013) ... Denise
 2013 Pramface (TV Series)
Fiona
- Supermum and Hardguy 2000 (2013) ... Fiona
 2012 Liz & Dick (TV Movie)
Sybil Burton
 2012 Get Lucky (Short)
Barbara
 2012 New Tricks (TV Series)
Roxanne Guthrie
- Dead Poets (2012) ... Roxanne Guthrie
 2011 Coming Up (TV Series)
Shirley
- Geronimo (2011) ... Shirley
 2010-2011 Hotel Trubble (TV Series)
Dolly
- Trubble 4011 (2011) ... Dolly
- Britain's Most Boring Bellboy (2011) ... Dolly
- Time Trubble (2011) ... Dolly
- Fashion Phonies (2011) ... Dolly
- American President (2011) ... Dolly
 2011/I Island
Ruby
 2010 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Marjorie Blonde
- Episode #3.1 (2010) ... Marjorie Blonde
 2010 Skins (TV Series)
Ruth Byatt
- Cook (2010) ... Ruth Byatt
 2006-2009 Pulling (TV Series)
Karen
- Episode #3.0 (2009) ... Karen
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... Karen
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... Karen
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... Karen
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... Karen
 2008 The Cup (TV Series)
Sandra Farrell
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... Sandra Farrell
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Sandra Farrell
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Sandra Farrell
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Sandra Farrell
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Sandra Farrell
 2007/I One Day (Short)
Cherie
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Juliet Nicholls
- Marilyn, Sometimes (2006) ... Juliet Nicholls
 2004-2005 The Bill (TV Series)
DI Morell / DCI Morell
- 369: When Justice Isn't Enough - Part 3 (2005) ... DCI Morell
- 368: When Justice Isn't Enough - Part 2 (2005) ... DCI Morell
- 367: When Justice Isn't Enough - Part 1 (2005) ... DCI Morell
- 333: To Catch a Killer - Part 3 (2005) ... DCI Morell
- 332: To Catch a Kller - Part 2 (2005) ... DCI Morell
 2005 Chromophobia
Christine
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Tina Papworth
- Live and Let Die (2005) ... Tina Papworth
 2004/II Missing (Short)
Woman
 2000-2003 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Karen Ellis / Karen Webb
- Episode #1.1679 (2003) ... Karen Ellis
- Episode #1.1678 (2003) ... Karen Ellis
- Episode #1.1677 (2003) ... Karen Ellis
- Episode #1.1676 (2003) ... Karen Ellis
- Episode #1.1675 (2003) ... Karen Ellis
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Despite playing her younger sister on EastEnders (1985), Franks is 10 years older than Jo Joyner in real life. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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