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Leo Franklyn (1897–1975)

Leo Franklyn was born on April 7, 1897 in London, England as Francis Leo Beare. He was an actor, known for Brian Rix Presents ... (1960), The Night We Got the Bird (1961) and Laughter from the Whitehall (1963). He was married to Mary Rigby (actress). He died on September 17, 1975 in London. See full bio »

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Brian Rix Presents ... Algernon Capone / Arthur Scudamore / Curlie / Dr. Bell / Dr. Smith / Dudley / Gigot / Hall Porter / Henry / Luke Chawkley / Mr. Peebles / Mr. Tibbets / Pop / Stan Charrington / The Dean / Wilf Pearson
(1960-1971)
The Night We Got the Bird Victor Sellars
(1961)
Laughter from the Whitehall Admiral Juddy / Alfred Tubbe / Charles / George Chuffer / Hoskins / Weeks
(1963-1965)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Chief. Det Insp. Sibley / Fred Tutt / George / J.G. Van Velt / Major George Bone / Mr. Blundell / Mr. Trout / Photographer / Pringle / Sgt. Albert Blunt / Sir Hector Benbow / The Rev. D. Doran / Uncle Stanley / Wilf Pearson
(1956-1959)

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 1973-1974 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Harry / The night porter
- Silver Threads (1974) ... Harry
- Near Miss (1973) ... The night porter
 1972 Six with Rix (TV Series)
Charley Trout / Snipe / Lord Potter / ...
- Madame Louise (1972) ... Charley Trout
- A Spot of Bother (1972) ... Snipe
- Aren't Men Beasts! (1972) ... Lord Potter
- One Wild Oat (1972) ... Charles
- Will Any Gentleman? (1972) ... Dr. Smith
 1960-1971 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series)
Pop / Stan Charrington / The Dean / ...
- She's Done It Again! (1971) ... Pop
- Stand by Your Bedouin! (1970) ... Stan Charrington
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1970) ... The Dean
- Let Sleeping Wives Lie (1970) ... Dudley
- The Facts of Life (1969) ... Curlie
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Edgar
- The Piano (1971) ... Edgar
 1968 Let Sleeping Wives Lie (TV Movie)
Dudley
 1967 The Brian Rix Theatre of Laughter (TV Mini-Series)
Luke Chawkley / James Hicks
- Money for Jam (1967) ... Luke Chawkley
- Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (1967) ... James Hicks
 1967 Uproar in the House (TV Movie)
Bernard Lockwood
 1967 Stand by Your Bedouin (TV Movie)
Stan Charrington
 1966 One for the Pot (TV Movie)
Juggins
 1963-1965 Laughter from the Whitehall (TV Series)
Admiral Juddy / George Chuffer / Alfred Tubbe / ...
- Rookery Nook (1965) ... Admiral Juddy
- Simple Spymen (1964) ... George Chuffer
- Dry Rot (1964) ... Alfred Tubbe
- Chase Me Comrade! (1964) ... Hoskins
- One Wild Oat (1964) ... Charles
 1962-1963 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Arthur Bates / Mr. Haythorne / Jack Robinson / ...
- What a Chassis (1963) ... Arthur Bates
- Come Prancing (1963) ... Mr. Haythorne
- No Plums in the Pudding (1962) ... Jack Robinson
- Nose to Wheel (1962) ... Stan Waring
- Round the Bend (1962) ... Sam
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Bertram's Dad / Police Sgt Albert Blunt / Judge / ...
- Dial Rix #7: Skin Deep (1963) ... Bertram's Dad
- Brian Rix Presents #15: A Clear Case (1962) ... Police Sgt Albert Blunt
- One for the Pot (1962) ... Judge
- Brian Rix Presents #11: A Fair Cop (1961) ... Police Sergeant Albert Blunt
 1961 Nothing Barred
Jim Barger
 1961 The Night We Got the Bird
Victor Sellars
 1960 And the Same to You
Vicar
 1956-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Tutt / Wilf Pearson / Photographer / ...
- Brian Rix Presents #7: Beside the Seaside (1959) ... Wilf Pearson
- Brian Rix Presents #6: Nap Hand (1959) ... Photographer
- Brian Rix Presents #5: A Policeman's Lot (1959) ... Sgt. Albert Blunt
- Brian Rix Presents #4: A Cuckoo in the Nest (1958) ... Major George Bone
 1959 Make Mine a Double
Belling
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
George Chuffer
- Simple Spymen (1958) ... George Chuffer
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Innkeeper
- Point, Counter Point (1956) ... The Innkeeper
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jack Forge
- Goodbye Jonah (1956) ... Jack Forge
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Barney Goodwyn
- Wish on the Moon (1956) ... Barney Goodwyn
 1951 The Passing Show (TV Series)
 1939 Come on George!
Bannerman's Trainer (uncredited)
 1938 I've Got a Horse
Joe
 1937 Keep Fit
Racing Tough
 1934 Splendid Fellows
Thompson (as Leo Franklin)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1959: "Simple Spymen" by John Chapman. Whitehall Theatre, London SW1. Cast list also included; Ray Cooney, Toby Perkins, Charles Cameron, Gerald Andersen, Brian Rix, Shelia Mercier, Larry Noble, Merlyin Roberts, Peter Allenby, Peter Mercier and Andrew Sachs. Directed by Wallace Douglas. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Leo Franklin
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Trivia:

British character actor who started his screen career in Australia. On stage from 1916, he appeared predominantly at London's West End in musical comedy and farces, including as a pantomime dame. See more »

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