Bob Franklin (comedian)

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Bob Franklin
Bob Franklin 1, 2011, jjron.jpg
Franklin at a live performance in 2011
Birth name Robert Andrew Franklin
Born Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom
Genres Stand-up comedy, Television, Film

Robert "Bob" Andrew Franklin(1965–present) is a Hillingdon,[1] London-born, Welsh raised, comedian who has lived in Australia since 1989.[2]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

On Australian television, Franklin was both writer and performer on Jimeoin (1994–95), Shaun Micallef's World Around Him (1996), Small Tales & True (1998), Eric (1997), The Mick Molloy Show (1999) and Introducing Gary Petty (2000), in which he played the title role and received an Australian Writers' Guild award nomination.

Franklin has also acted in TV dramas such as Kangaroo Palace (1997), Stingers (2002), After the Deluge (2003), CrashBurn (2003), The Heartbreak Tour (2005), Tripping Over (2006) and an episode of The Adventures of Lano and Woodley ("Starquest").

Franklin has made several appearances on Thank God You're Here (2006–07) and was in the sitcoms The Librarians, and Stupid Stupid Man.

Starred in Shaun Micallef's TV series Mr & Mrs Murder, Episode 9: The Art of Murder (aired 17 April 2013) as "Jack"; a homeless gentleman with an exquisite eye for class and beauty.

Had a recurring role in the second series of Please Like Me, a 10-part drama by Australian comedian Josh Thomas.

Film[edit]

Franklin has appeared in several Australian films, including The Craic (1999), You Can't Stop The Murders (2003), Bad Eggs (2003), The Extra (2005), Macbeth (2006), BoyTown (2006) The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008),Three Blind Mice (2008) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010).

Books[edit]

Franklin's first book Under Stones, a collection of 'tales of unease', was published in 2010 by Affirm Press. It won the 2010 Australian Shadows Award for Long Fiction.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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