Philip Franks is an accomplished TV and theatre actor and director.

Familiar to many from his TV appearances as Charley in 'The Darling Buds of May' and Sgt Raymond Craddock in 'Heartbeat', he is also a successful theatre and radio director, having directed over 30 stage productions across the UK.

He has recently toured nationally as an actor, playing the Narrator in the 40th anniversary production of the cult classic 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

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'Don Carlos' at LAMDA
February 2019

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Philip has just finished directing drama students at LAMDA in Friedrich Schiller's historical tragedy, 'Don Carlos'.

Written in the late eighteenth century, it later inspired the opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi.

More Rocky Horror Show!
February 2019

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Donning his stockings again, Philip will be reprising the role of the Narrator in the UK national tour of 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

Philip will join the tour at Sheffield, Torquay, Belfast, Oxford, Bromley and Bath from February to May 2019.
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'The Tempest' in York
June 2019

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Philip will be directing 'The Tempest' at Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York this summer.

Running from the 25th June to the 1st September 2019, 'The Tempest' will be presented alongside other well known Shakespeare plays in a pop-up replica of the Rose Theatre set in the heart of this historic town.
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