Bob Franklin (comedian)
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Franklin at a live performance in 2011
|Birth name||Robert Andrew Franklin|
|Born||Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Stand-up comedy, Television, Film|
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 tarred 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. He had a recurring role in the second and third series of Please Like Me, a drama by Australian comedian Josh Thomas. Franklin also featured as a loan shark in the Australian opera miniseries The Divorce.
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).
His debut novel, Moving Tigers, was published in 2015.