William Franklyn (William Franklyn)

William Franklyn

Actor. A native of London,  he is probably best known to many for his voice and appearances in Schweppes Tonic commercials which aired internationally during the 1960s and 1970s. After making his big screen debut with a minor role in the 1952 film “The Secret People”, with Audrey Hepburn, Franklyn would have memorable performances in such movies as “Quartermass II”, (1957), “Fury at Smugglers’ Bay”, (1958, “The Satanic Rites of Dracula”, (1973) and “Splitting Heirs”, (1993). He also had a starring role in the 1960s British television series “Top Secret” and  had guest appearances on such shows as “The Avengers” and “Lovejoy”.  His father was actor Leo Franklyn. Cause of death: Prostate cancer. (bio by: C.S.)


  • September, 22, 1926
  • England


  • October, 10, 2006

Cause of Death

  • Prostate cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 


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