Vincent Franklin

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Vincent Franklin, (born 3 November 1966, Bradford, Yorkshire, England) is an English actor, best known for his roles in comedy television programmes. He has appeared in a number of feature films including the Mike Leigh films Mr Turner, Vera Drake and Topsy-Turvy, and the 2006 films Confetti and The Illusionist, as well as The Bourne Identity.

He has had roles in many TV series including Five Days, Doc Martin, Being Human, Grandma's House, Happy Valley as DSI Andy Shepherd, as Rowan the trainer in The Office, Nick Jowitt in Twenty Twelve,[1] PR guru Stewart Pearson in The Thick Of It, Henry Best in Cucumber and Prendergast in the BBC 2017 adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh novel Decline and Fall.[2] He portrayed Christopher Drawlight in the 2015 BBC production of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.[3]

Franklin studied from 1988 to 1990 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[4]

He is also a founder of the communications consultancy, Quietroom.[5]


  1. ^ "Interview With Vincent Franklin". BBC Comedy website. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vincent Franklin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Vincent Franklin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Vincent Franklin". Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Franklin's biography on Quietroom website". Retrieved 14 April 2016. 

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