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|Born||John Peregrine Franklyn-Robbins
14 December 1924
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
|Died||21 March 2009
John Franklyn-Robbins (14 December 1924 – 21 March 2009) was a British character actor of stage and screen.
A prolific Shakespearean actor, he trained at Rada and proceeded to work at the Manchester Library Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic early in his career. He played a diverse number of roles ranging from Ariel in The Tempest to Macduff in Macbeth. His prestigious stage career included stints in both the West End and Broadway.
He also worked for both the BBC and ITV in their early formative years and went onto appear in such classic television series as The Avengers, The Baron, Z-Cars, Callan, I, Claudius, Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was one of only ten actors to appear in both the latter two series. Films include The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Asylum (1972), Overlord (1975), The Jigsaw Man (1984), Mrs. Dalloway (1997) and The Golden Compass (2007).
Selected films and television
- I, Claudius (TV)
- The Merchant of Venice (TV)
- The Shadow of the Tower (TV)
- Doctor Who serial, Genesis of the Daleks (TV)
- The Dreamstone (TV)
- Vanity Fair (film)
- The Plague Dogs (film)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Preemptive Strike (TV)
- Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (TV)
- John Franklyn-Robbins at the Internet Movie Database
- Obituary in The Times
- John Franklyn-Robbins at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)
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