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'.
The Phantom Thread
Philip has just finished filming 'The Phantom Thread'. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson this film stars Daniel Day-Lewis (in his final film performance), Lesley Manville and Gina McKee.
Words and Music for BBC Radio 3
How could you resist the temptation of "a full English " with Meera Syal and Philip Franks? The star of Goodness Gracious Me joins forces with Philip to explore the meaning of England and Englishness to a score provided by Thomas Ades, Edward Elgar, Cornershop, William Byrd, Fairport Convention, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Purcell amongst others.
A Short Gentleman
Philip will be directing a reading of a the new play 'A Short Gentleman' by Jon Canter adapted from his own novel. This will star Griff Rhys Jones.
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