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Richard Franklin

Actor
Died December 25, 2023 (87 years)
Richard Kimber Franklin (15 January 1936 – 24 December 2023) was an English actor, writer, director and political activist. Principally a stage actor, he also appeared as a regular character in several high-profile British television programmes, including Crossroads and Emmerdale Farm, and he portrayed Captain Mike Yates of UNIT in Doctor Who from 1971 until 1974, returning to the role on a number of occasions both on television and in Doctor Who spin-off media.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • The Saint
  • Heartbeat
  • The Fiction-Makers
Known For
  • Chemical Wedding
  • Twilight of the Gods

Filmography

2017
2016
2015
2013
Twilight of the Gods · as Richard Wagner
2013
Being a Girl · as Captain Mike Yates
2009
The First Days of Spring · as Elder Ethan
2008
Chemical Wedding · as Dean
2008
The Ties That Bind Us · as Captain Mike Yates
2005
2004
Serial Thrillers · as Captain Yates
2001
1995
Catherine Cookson's The Gambling Man (TV Series) · as Gambler
1993
1993
1993
Harry (1993) (TV Series) · as Solicitor
1992
Heartbeat (TV Series) · as Doctor
1989
1983
Doctor Who: The Five Doctors · as Captain Yates
1981
The Borgias (1981) (TV Series) · as Party Guest
1978
Blake's 7 (TV Series) · as Federation Trooper
1974
1973
Doctor Who: The Green Death · as Captain Mike Yates
1972
Emmerdale (TV Series) · as Denis Rigg
1972
The Pathfinders (TV Series) · as Flying Officer Bundy
1972
Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks · as Captain Yates
1971
Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil · as Captain Mike Yates
1971
Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons · as Captain Mike Yates
1970
Little Women (1970) (TV Series) · as Jack Scott
1968
1964
Crossroads (1964) (TV Series) · as Joe Townsend
1963
Doctor Who (TV Series) · as Captain Mike Yates
1962
The Saint (TV Series) · as 2nd Guard
1955
Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series) · as 2nd Pbx Operator

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