Bob Franklin

Bob Franklin

Bob Franklin is an award-winning comedian, writer, director, author and actor.

A selection of his credits in these fields may be seen below while his directing work can be viewed via the following link: https://vimeo.com/117649302

Directing

TELEVISION
Plan G
Pilot, 2017
Little Lunch
ABC3, 2015
Sir Robert’s Aghast!
Pilot, 2015
The Interview Artist
Ch.31, 2015
The Librarians in Profile
Gristmill, 2010
The Mick Molloy Show
Ch.9, 1999
‘Bob’s Scrapbook’ and ‘How Delightful’ segments

SHORT FILM
Hammer or Claw
Bob Franklin Productions, 2014
Corrections
Boxing Clever Pictures, 2007

STAGE
Enough                                                                                       
Perth Comedy Festival, 2019
Lano and Woodley: Fly                                                             
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2018
Death of a Daulman                                                                   
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2018
Yours Sincerely                                                                          
MICF, Melbourne Fringe, Yack Festival, 2018
I, Woodley
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2017
An Hour’s Too Long for Stand-Up
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2017
Comedy Zone                                                                             
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2016
Comedy Zone Asia                                                                    
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2016
The Writers: The Difficult Second Episode                             
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2014
The Writers                                                                                 
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2013
Stubborn Monkey Disorder

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2012
An Audience with Sir Robert
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2011
Bob and Marty on Ice
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2000
Up and At ‘Em Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1999
Slippers At Sea                                                                          
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1998
Slippers and The Sofa of Time                                                 
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1997
Slippers: The Turkey
1996
Slippers: The Cuckoo                                                                
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1996
Whos That Guy with The Axe?
1989-95
Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking Show
1993-2004
An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian                     
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1992

Writing

FILM AND TELEVISION
The InBESTigators
Gristmill, 2019
Hammer or Claw
Bob Franklin Productions, 2014
Little Lunch
Gristmill, 2015
The Librarians In Profile
Gristmill, 2010
Corrections
Boxing Clever Pictures, 2008
Introducing Gary Petty
The Comedy Channel, 2000
The Mick Molloy Show
Nine Network, 1999
The Micallef Program
ABC, 1998
Small Tales and True
The Comedy Channel, 1998
Eric
SEVEN Network, 1997
Shaun Micallef’s World Around Him
Artist Services, 1996
Full Frontal
SEVEN Network, 1993-95
Jimeoin
SEVEN Network, 1994-95

STAGE
Yours Sincerely
MICF, Melbourne Fringe, Yack Festival, 2018
An Hour’s Too Long for Stand-Up                                           
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2017
The Writers
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2013-2014
Stubborn Monkey Disorder
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2012
An Audience with Sir Robert
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2011
Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking Show
1993-2004
Bob and Marty on Ice
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2000
Up and At ‘Em, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1999
Slippers At Sea
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1998
Slippers and The Sofa of Time
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1997
Slippers: The Turkey
1996
Slippers: The Cuckoo
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1996
Who’s That Guy with The Axe?
1995
An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1992

BOOKS
Moving Tigers
Affirm Press, 2015
Under Stones
Affirm Press, 2010

Acting

TELEVISION – DRAMA
Jack Irish
Role: Brendan O’Grady. Dir: Various, Easy Tiger, 2015 & 2018
Mr and Mrs Murder
Role: Jack. Dir: Abe Forsythe, Fremantle Media, 2013
Howzat: Kerry Packer’s War
Role: Gate Attendant. Dir: Daina Reid, NINE Network, 2012
Jack Irish – Black Tide
Role: Brendan O’Grady. Dir: Jeffrey Walker, Easy Tiger, 2012
Slide
Role: Mr Lancaster. Dir: Various, Hoodlum, 2011
Rush
Role: Restaurant Manager. Dir: John Hartley, Southern Star, 2011
City Homicide
Role: Dennis Monk. Dir: Steve Jodrell, Southern Star, (2010)
Stingers
Role: Leo. Dir: Lynn Hegarty, Crawfords, (2002)
Kangaroo Palace
Role: Policeman. Dir: Robert Marchand, Artist Services, 1997

TELEVISION – COMEDY
The InBESTigators
Gristmill, 2019
The Ex-PM (series 2)
Role: Keith. Dir: Shaun Wilson, CJZ, 2017
Please Like Me
Role: Stuart. Dir: Various, ABC, 2013-15
Worst Year of My Life Again
Role: Sandwich Shack Waiter. Dir: Darren Ashton, 2014
Upper Middle Bogan
Role: Bob. Dir: Wayne Hope, Gristmill, 2013
Talking ‘bout Your Generation
Role: Himself. Network TEN, 2010-12
The Librarians
Role: Neil Slider. Dir: Various, Gristmill, 2007-10
Thank God You’re Here
Role: Various. Dir: Various, Working Dog Prod. 2006-2009
Stupid Stupid Man
Role: Dave Muir. Dir: Various, Jigsaw Productions, 2006-08
Newstopia
Role: Jasper Clutterbuck. Dir: Kevin Carlin, John Olb, SBS, 2007
Stories from the Golf
Role: Kyle/Trevor. Dir: Robyn Butler ,Gristmill, 2004
Introducing Gary Petty
Role: Gary Petty. Dir: Matt Cameron, Artist Services, 2000
The Mick Molloy Show
Role: Himself. Dir: Various, NINE Network, 1999
The Russell Gilbert Show
Role: Various. Dir: Various, NINE Network, 1998
The Micallef Program
Role: Various. Dir: Ted Emery, Artist Services, 1998
Small Tales and True
Role: Various. Dir: Matt Cameron, Artist Services, 1998
Eric
Role: Various. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Artist Services, 1997
The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
Role: Gary. Dir: Bob Spiers, Working Title, 1997
Shaun Micallef’s World Around Him
Role: Various. Dir: Ted Emery, Artist Services, 1996
Jimeoin
Role: Various. Dir: Various, SEVEN Network, 1994-95

FILM – DRAMA
Beneath Hill 60
Role: Potsy. Dir: Jeremy Sims, Lucky Country, 2010
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce
Role: Matthew Travers. Dir: Michael James Rowland, Essential, 2008
Three Blind Mice
Role: Warren. Dir: Matthew Newton, Dirty Rat, 2008
Macbeth
Role: Siward. Dir: Geoffrey Wright, Mushroom Pic. 2006
After The Deluge
Role: Sid. Dir: Brendan Maher, CoxKnight Prod. 2002

FILM – COMEDY
Boytown
Role: Bobby Mac. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Molloy Boy Prod. 2006
Bad Eggs
Role: Mike Paddock. Dir: Tony Martin, A Million Monkeys, 2002
The Craic
Role: Bob. Dir: Ted Emery, Crack Pty Ltd. 1999

Theatre

The Writers
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2013-2014
Stubborn Monkey Disorder
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2012
An Audience with Sir Robert
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2011
Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1993-2004
Bob and Marty on Ice
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2000
Up and At ‘Em, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1999
Slippers At Sea
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1998
Slippers and The Sofa of Time
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1997
Slippers: The Turkey
1996
Slippers: The Cuckoo
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1996
Who’s That Guy with The Axe?
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1995
An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 1992

Awards And Accolades

STAGE
Melbourne Fringe Festival Best Comedy Award winner – Yours Sincerely, 2018
MICF Golden Gibbo Award nominee – The Writers, 2013
MICF Piece of Wood Award winner – Stubborn Monkey Disorder, 2012
Sunday Age Best Comedy Award winner – An Audience with Sir Robert, 2011
MICF Barry Award nominee – An Audience with Sir Robert, 2011
MICF Barry Award nominee – Up and At ‘Em, Australia, 1999

TELEVISION
Equity Best Ensemble Award winner – The Librarians (2011)
AWGIE award nominee – Introducing Gary Petty (2000)

BOOKS
Australian Shadows Award for Best Long Form Fiction winner – Under Stones (2010)

DIRECTING
Tropfest Top 50 – Hammer Or Claw (2015)
St Kilda Film Festival Top 100 Australian Short Films – Hammer Or Claw (2015)
St Kilda Film Festival Top 100 Australian Short Films – Corrections (2007)

Media

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