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How can I learn more about the producers of this series?
Benjamin Franklin was a production
of TPT/ Twin Cities Public Television in association with
Middlemarch Films, Inc. To learn more about TPT/ Twin
Cities Public Television, visit www.tpt.org.
To learn more about Middlemarch Films, visit www.middlemarchfilms.com.
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Can I link my website to www.pbs.org/benfranklin?
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Im a teacher and would like to show this program
in my classroom. Do I need to purchase a home video?
PreK-12 teachers may videotape the
series off air and use it in the classroom for one year.
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please visit the PBS
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An extensive Benjamin Franklin Teachers Guide
can be downloaded at http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/teachersguide.html.
I want to know who played a particular character in Benjamin
Benjamin Franklin involved hundreds of extras and dozens
of actors. Colm Feore narrated the series, and the following
actors portrayed historical figures on-camera:
Benjamin Franklin: Richard Easton
Young Benjamin Franklin: Dylan Baker
John Hughes: Matthew Bennett
Silence Dogood: Kathleen Chalfant
Joseph Priestley: Daniel Gerroll
Ephraim Eliot: John Christopher Jones
Jared Ruggles: Eddie Korbich
Cotton Mather: Josef Sommer
Sayings of Poor Richard: Peter McRobbie, John Ellison
Conlee, Martin Rayner, Blair Brown, Roberta Maxwell, Peter
Gerety, Simon Jones, John Curless, Marian Seldes
George III: Anthony Cochrane
William Strahan: John Curless
Catherine Ray: Jennifer Dundas
Joseph Galloway: Peter Gerety
Alexander Wedderburn: John Horton
Thomas Penn: Simon Jones
Deborah Read Franklin: Roberta Maxwell
British Government Official: Andrew Seear
William Franklin: James True-Frost
John Jay: David Adkins
Paul Wentworth: Gerry Bamman
Jane Mecom: Blair Brown
George III: Anthony Cochrane
John Adams: Peter Donaldson
Le Comte de Vergennes: Ronald Guttman
Jonathan Austin: Anthony Heald
Elkanah Watson: Jefferson Mays
Viscount Stormont: Brian Murray
Robert Whittington: Martin Rayner
French aristocrat: Sebastian Roche
Mme. Brillon de Jouy: Natacha Roi
Armonica Player: Vera Meyer
Calligrapher: Brody Neuenschwander