Sabina Franklyn

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Sabina Franklyn
Born Elizabeth Sabina Franklyn
(1954-09-15) 15 September 1954 (age 62)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) John Challis (m. 1987–88) (divorced)

Elizabeth Sabina Franklyn (born 15 September 1954) is an English actress, and the daughter of William Franklyn and Margo Johns.

Franklyn attended the independent Queen's Gate School and acted on stage with repertory theatres before her television appearances.

She appeared in the ITV sitcoms Keep It in the Family and Full House and was also in the final episode of Fawlty Towers, as well as various episodes of When the Boat Comes In, All Creatures Great and Small, Terry and June and Boon. She has also guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio dramas, Bang-Bang-a-Boom! and Situation Vacant.

In November 2009, she played the role of Eve Wilson in Coronation Street.

In earlier years she played Joanna Burton in the 1985 TV film Marple: The Moving Finger and in an adaption of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice as Jane Bennet in 1980. Franklyn also appeared in Central Independent Television's 1986 Halloween film The Worst Witch alongside Charlotte Rae, Diana Rigg, Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry.

She was formerly married to actor John Challis, of Only Fools and Horses fame and had an extra-marital affair with Roy Marsden.

TV and filmography[edit]

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Count Arthur Strong Eileen Series 2, Episode 2: The Day the Clocks Went Back
2010 Now Retired Sylvia Horn short
2010 Doctors Una Phillips Episode: Rock-a-Bye Baby
2009–10 Coronation Street Eve Wilson
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Second Twitterer
2000 Hearts and Bones Harriet Episode: There is a Light That Never Goes Out
1992 Covington Cross Brittany Episode: Blinded Passions
1990 The Upper Hand Zoe Trubshaw Episode: Who's Who
1989 Boon Merrily Curtis Episode: Don't Buy from Me, Argentina
1988 All Creatures Great and Small Susan Vaughan Episode: ...The Healing Touch
1986 The Worst Witch Miss Spellbinder
1985–86 Full House Marsha Hatfield
1985 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger Joanna Burton
1983 Terry and June Liz Episode: Thanks for the Memory
1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show Various
1982 The Curious Case of Santa Claus Barbara
1981–83 Keep It in the Family Jacqui Rush
1981 Byron: A Personal Tour
1981 Mike Yarwood in Persons Series 4, Episode 2
1981 When the Boat Comes In Imogen Lorrimer
1980 Strangers Sophy Episode: You Can't Win Them All
1980 Blakes 7 Chesil Episode: Moloch
1980 Pride and Prejudice Miss Jane Bennet
1979–82 Kelly Monteith
1979 Fawlty Towers Quentina Episode: Basil the Rat
1978 Return of the Saint Linda Episode: Signal Stop
1978 Happy Ever After Beryl Episode: The More We are Together
1975 Anne of Avonlea Philippa Gordon
1974 Masquerade Maid Episode: May We Come In?
1960 The Big Day Minor Role uncredited

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