William Franklyn

  • Born on
    • September 22nd, 1925
  • Died on
    • October 31st, 2016
William Franklyn was a British actor, perhaps best known for voicing the "Schhh... You Know Who" adverts for Schweppes from 1965 to 1973. He also performed on stage, film, television and radio, taking over from Peter Jones as "The Book" (the narrator) in the third, fourth and fifth radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He is also known for his portrayal of Sexton Blake for BBC Radio 4 in 1967.


Acting (9 Credits)

1993Splitting Heirs as Andrews
1991GBH as Distinguished Gent
1981Danger Mouse
1973The Satanic Rites of Dracula as Torrence
1966Cul-de-sac as Cecil
1959Breakout as Capt. Tony Long
1958The Snorkel as Wilson
1957Quatermass 2 as Dr. Tom Brand
1955Above Us the Waves as No. 1, X2

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