Vincent Franklin trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Franklin's film credits include three previous films with Mike Leigh: 'Topsy Turvy', 'Vera Drake' and 'Mr. Turner'. Other films include: 'The Riot Club', directed by Lone Scherfig, 'Bright Star' directed by Jane Campion, 'The Bourne Identity' directed by Doug Liman, 'Confetti' directed by Debbie Isitt and 'The Illusionist' directed by Neil Burger. On stage most recently, Vincent played Tubby in Victoria Wood's musical 'That Day We Sang' (Manchester International Festival), Michael Cocks in the critically acclaimed 'This House' (National Theatre), Charles Laughton in 'Laughton' (Stephen Joseph Theatre) and Burleigh in 'Mary Stuart' (Almeida Theatre). Television includes: 'The Bill', 'Casualty', 'The Infinite Worlds of HG Wells', 'People Like Us', 'The Office', Sir Rancid in the two series of 'Sir Gadabout', 'Making Waves', 'Green Wing', 'Doc Martin', 'Eastenders', 'Hustle II', 'Casanova', 'The Virgin Queen', 'Holby City', 'The Thick Of It', 'Oliver Twist', 'Being Human', 'Twenty Twelve', 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' and 'That Day We Sang.'