Pamela Franklin


Actor

About

Birth Place
Yokohama, JP
Born
February 03, 1950

Biography

Pamela Franklin began her career in Hollywood as a child actor with performances that impressed critics for their range and maturity. A Japanese-born British national, Franklin finished her education in England, detouring from an initial career track as a ballerina to concentrate on acting. She made her screen debut at the age of 11 in the 1961 psychological horror film "The Innocents," ...

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Biography

Pamela Franklin began her career in Hollywood as a child actor with performances that impressed critics for their range and maturity. A Japanese-born British national, Franklin finished her education in England, detouring from an initial career track as a ballerina to concentrate on acting. She made her screen debut at the age of 11 in the 1961 psychological horror film "The Innocents," and owing to her own innocent yet precious demeanor, was often cast opposite more mature female leads. After a memorable performance alongside Bette Davis in the taut 1965 thriller "The Nanny," Franklin blossomed as a young adult actor in the 1969 drama "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," earning a National Board of Review Award for her portrayal of boarding school student Sandy, opposite the film's title star and Oscar winner Maggie Smith (Jean Brodie). Despite the strong start as an adult-aged actor, Franklin appeared primarily in B-horror films and minor guest roles in TV dramas throughout the 1970s. With her career on the decline by late-decade, Franklin voluntarily retired from acting in 1981.

Life Events

1961

Film actress

Photo Collections

The Legend of Hell House - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from The Legend of Hell House (1973), starring Roddy McDowell.
The Legend of Hell House - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for The Legend of Hell House (1973), starring Roddy McDowall. Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.

Videos

Movie Clip

Our Mother's House (1967) - It's Nearly Mother Time Margaret Brooks is Elsa, eldest of the seven Hook children, returned to their London home with the shopping, organizing Hubert (Louis Sheldon Williams) and the others for their daily visit with their ailing mother, opening Jack Clayton’s film from the Julian Gloag novel, Our Mother’s House, 1967, starring Dirk Bogarde.
Our Mother's House (1967) - What's An Orphanage? Eldest Elsa (Margaret Brooks) reads to siblings (Louis Sheldon Williams, Pamela Franklin, Mark Lester, John Gugolka, Sarah Nicholls et al) from the will of their mother, whose passing they elect to conceal from the wider world, early in director Jack Clayton’s Our Mother’s House, 1967.
Our Mother's House (1967) - Like Ostriches In The Sand Their teacher (Claire Davidson), searching for their friend Louis (Parnham Wallace), is about to discover the Hook children (Margaret Brooks, Louis Sheldon Williams et al) have concealed the death of their mother when their estranged father Charlie (top-billed Dirk Bogarde, his first scene) appears, in Our Mother’s House, 1967.
Innocents, The (1961) - Your Turn To Hide Beckoned by one of her new charges, Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) enters a dark room, where she's surprised by Miles (Martin Stephens) then Flora (Pamela Franklin), then told to hide, meets Quint (Peter Wyngarde), then runs to Mrs. Grose (Megs Jenkins), in Jack Clayton's The Innocents, 1961.
Innocents, The (1961) - More Than Anything Hard to turn away from the opening and first scene, with Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave, from director Jack Clayton's now-celebrated adaptation of Henry James' The Turn Of The Screw, The Innocents, 1961, screenplay by Truman Capote and William Archibald.
Innocents, The (1961) - Lovely Spider Morning after her arrival at the estate, governess Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) shares letters with her ever-quirkier new charge (Pamela Tiffin), then rushes to Mrs. Grose (Megs Jenkins) with big news about the brother, in The Innocents, 1961, based on Henry James The Turn Of The Screw.
Innocents, The (1961) - Afraid Of Reptiles On location in Sussex riding to her new job, first-time governess Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) is delighted and a little spooked surveying the grounds and meeting her new charge Flora (Pamela Franklin), early in Jack Clayton's The Innocents, 1961.
Sinful Davey - I Am A Haggart! Davey (John Hurt), with new colleague McNab (Ronald Fraser), visits what he considers his family monument, and meets his old friend Annie (Pamela Franklin) from the orphanage, in John Huston's Sinful Davey, 1969.

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