An extremely versatile English actress, writer and producer, who is mostly known for her starring roles on television in Family Affairs, The Bill, Pulling, EastEnders and Broadchurch. Franks is also the founder of Stock-pot Productions, a film and theatre production company. 

Eastenders on BBC1 
In July 2007, it was announced that Franks would play the role of Tanya Branning’s sister, Rainie Cross in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders for a week-long stint from 2 August 2007. Franks returned to EastEnders as Rainie in January 2008, and again in August 2010. She returned again in April 2011, before departing once more later that year. She made a surprise return to the show on 16 June 2014. EastEnders announced on 18 January 2018 that Franks would make a guest appearance the following day and return permanently later in the year. Tanya made her full time return on 24 April 2018. 
 
 
Pulling on BBC iPlayer 
In 2006, Franks starred opposite Sharon Horgan and Rebekah Staton in the BBC Three comedy series Pulling. Franks was cast as Karen, a promiscuous, raunchy, aggressive primary school teacher, who drinks heavily and is not suited to her job, for which she was nominated at The British Comedy Awards in 2009. The sitcom ran for two series and a special feature episode, and gained a BAFTA nomination for best comedy series. 
 
 
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