Tanya Franks

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I’m Running Again for Alzheimer’s and Dementia!

Me Chris Scott

If you missed sponsoring me for the Virgin London Marathon this year, here’s your chance again!  I shall be running for the Alzheimer’s Society with Virgin’s fabulous Breakfast Show DJ Chris Evans, and the Frothy Coffee Man, Scott Mitchell (Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador), and some of my co-stars from EastEnders – Jake Wood, Natalie Cassidy, Jane Slaughter, Adam Woodyatt – at the Windsor Half Marathon on 29th September. ALSO Scott, Chris, the Frothy Coffee Man, and I will be running in the Amsterdam Marathon weekend on 20th October. PLEASE PLEASE CLICK HERE AND SPONSOR US and support research for the now biggest killer in the UK – 850,000 people now living with Dementia! All your support will be so very much appreciated.

With much love and thanks

Tanya X

 

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Hi everyone!

You may have heard that our beloved Dame Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimers four years ago.  To bring wider attention to this much overlooked disease and its underfunded research, Barabara’s husband Scott Mitchell and a group of us from ‘EastEnders’ are running this year’s London Marathon on 28th April as ‘Barbara’s Revolutionaries’!  Others running are Jake Wood, Natalie Cassidy, Adam Woodyatt, Emma Barton, Jamie Borthwick, Kelly Shirley, and Jane Slaughter.  The Alzheimer’s Society are saying that they have never had so much attention as they’ve received from this campaign. So together we can all make a difference! 

As well as for Barbara, I am running for my step-Father who is living with Alzheimer’s and for my Mother as his carer. And for my friends’ relatives who are in the same situation or have dementia. I have never been a runner! Since December 2018 I have been training like mad and in March completed the Big Half Marathon in London – 13.1 miles – and am now up 18 miles! I’m getting there!

And so – please please CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR US! We are aiming to raise £100,000 for Dementia Revolution and with your help we can make a difference in the lives of those living with Alzheimers and Dementia. 

Here are a couple of short promo films we have made that you might also like to watch… Tanya’s message  and  Barbara’s Revolutionaries promo

I hope, like me, you believe in togetherness. THANK YOU in advance for any small or large donation you can make. We will run! We will complete the marathon! All for DEMENTIA REVOLUTION!
Peace and love
Tanya xx
Barbara's Revolutionaries

Running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Dementia Revolution

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Don’t miss PORTERS online

If you missed it on TV, catch up with channel Dave’s new three part comedy pilot series PORTERS – watch out for Tanya in episodes 2 and 3 – especially 3 for eyepatch action! And don’t miss this rare treat of seeing Mr Bladerunner himself, Rutger Hauer, air his comedy chops.

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Check out Amazon LoveFilm for the new movie WE STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY for Tanya’s formidable performance as ‘Governor Pryce’, directed by Sacha Bennett, and co-starring with Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison, Patrick Bergin, Billy Murray, and Julian Glover.

Tanya has recently been back on set filming an episode of the much lauded INSIDE NO 9 SERIES 4 for the BBC, with the great Steve Pemberton and Reece Sheersmith.

Series 2 of MUM is about to start shooting, and Tanya will also be filming in a new 3-ep comedy series for channel Dave called PORTERS. So it’s all pretty busy-buzzy at the moment for her.

Watch out for details of all future airing dates.

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The Truth nominated for an Olivier Award!

‘The Truth’ co -starring Tanya last year at the Wyndhams Theatre has been nominated for Best New Comedy in the Laurence Olivier Awards 2017 – ceremony 9th April. It isn’t about the winning, it’s about the taking part. Congrats Team Truth!

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Catch Tanya back on stage in THE TRUTH at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

10th March (previews); opens 16th March – 7th May

Bath Theatre Royal 9th-14th May

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Vera, Grantchester, and live on stage in The Truth

If you’re cuddling up to your loved one on this Valentine’s Day night in front of the telly, you might be pleased to hear that Tanya will be in this evening’s episode of VERA on ITV at 8pm.

And very soon the new series of GRANTCHESTER will begin in which Tanya crops up in Episode 5.

If you’re a theatregoer, or thinking about becoming one, you will be able to catch Tanya live on stage at the Menier Chocolate Factory in this season’s hot new ticket, THE TRUTH, written by the exciting new French playwright, Florian Zeller. This British version has been adapted by the Oscar winning Christopher Hampton and is being directed by one of the UK’s top director’s Lindsay Posner – not to be missed! See links below:

Broadway World      What’s On Stage

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

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Tanya has recently completed filming on three new projects:

Chewing Gum – E4 – new TV comedy series – October 2015

We Still Steal The Old Way – feature film – directed by Sacha Bennett

Moondogs – feature film – directed by Philip John

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Tanya has partnered with writer Grant Watson bringing him into the fold of Stock-pot Productions, which she founded in 1993. They have partnered with Keith Evans of Baker Street with the aim of raising finance for their slate of film and TV projects. Watch this site for further updates!

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