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Sabina Franklyn
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15 September 1954

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Miss Spellbinder

Sabina Franklyn (born 15 September 1954) is an English actress, and the daughter of William Franklyn and Margo Johns.

Sabina appeared in the 1986 film "The Worst Witch", as Miss Spellbinder, alongside Diana Rigg, Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry, to name but a few.

She appeared in the ITV sitcoms Keep it in the Family and Full House and was also in the final episode of Fawlty Towers, as well as various episodes of When The Boat Comes In, All Creatures Great and Small, and Boon. In 2002, she guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama, Bang-Bang-a-Boom!.

In November 2009, she played the role of Eve Wilson, in Coronation Street.

In earlier years she played Joanna Burton in the 1985 TV movie Marple: The Moving Finger.

She attended the independent Queen's Gate School and acted on stage with repertorytheatres before her television appearances.

She was formerly married to actor John Challis, of Only Fools and Horses fame.

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