Forthright and determined, Amy has also inherited her father Alan's social conscience.
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She has firm beliefs and strong opinions and will fight for what she believes is right.Her feistiness, though charming, can take her beyond the boundaries of good behaviour. When Alan feels overwhelmed, he occasionally calls on the restraining influence of Amy's Jamaican grandmother Mabel Thompson, who lives in Bradford.
When she discovered that her mother had been sentenced for a violent incident as a teenager, Amy worried that her own hot temper might one day get her into similar trouble. But Alan and Usha managed to persuade Amy that her caring side was pre-emininent.
Unless that burger's veggie it will not pass my lips.Amy Franks
- Likes - Music, campaigning, riding, ice cream
- Dislikes - Unfair regimes, the military, weak people, meat, blood sports
- Highs - Graduating as a midwife
- Lows - The death of her mother Catherine in 1995
- Alice Carter (Usually a friend) - When they don't talk about hunting
- Matt Crawford (Foe) - He shoots living things!
- Oliver Sterling (Foe) - They disagree on hunting
Originally from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Jennifer moved to London to study for a BA in Performing Arts at Middlesex University. She then furthered her training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
After graduating, she made her first TV appearance in Casualty, which was then followed by roles in Doctors, Dalziel & Pascoe, EastEnders, Hidden Lives and children’s TV show Nuzzle & Scratch.
Her first theatre job was in the acclaimed play Bashment at Theatre Royal Stratford East She created the role of Karisma, and went on to play the part in the film adaptation of the same name.
Other theatre credits include Cymbeline, Love You Too, Taken In and The South London Passion Plays.
Jennifer is proud to have played the part of Kim in the feature film Fit, a production by the charity Stonewall, which tackles homophobic bullying in schools.
She lives in North London, where she likes to spend free time learning to play the guitar.
Joining the cast of The Archers was exciting. To be a part of such an institution is pretty special gig for any actor.
- Actor - So many actors inspire me for lots of different reasons. Hilary Swank, Angela Bassett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor. Chloe Sevigny always makes interesting film choices. And Meryl Streep seems to be able to transform herself endlessly.
- Book - The Catcher in The Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird. And at the time of writing, I'm enjoying Waterline by Ross Raisin.
- Film - American Beauty, Precious and Withnail and I.
List of current characters and actors
- Abbie Tucker
- Adam Macy Played by Andrew Wincott
- Alan Franks Played by John Telfer
- Alice Carter Played by Hollie Chapman
- Alistair Lloyd Played by Michael Lumsden
- Amy Franks Played by Jennifer Daley
- Andrew Eagleton Played by John Flitcroft
- Annabelle Schrivener Played by Julia Hills
- Anthea Jennings Played by Joanna Brookes
- Becky Holden Silent character
- Ben Archer Played by Thomas Lester
- Bert Fry Played by Eric Allan
- Bert Horrobin Played by Martyn Read
- Bethany Tucker
- Brenda Tucker Played by Amy Shindler
- Brian Aldridge Played by Charles Collingwood
- Caroline Sterling Played by Sara Coward
- Charlie Thomas Played by Felix Scott
- Christine Barford Played by Lesley Saweard
- Christopher Carter Played by Will Sanderson-Thwaite
- Clarrie Grundy Played by Heather Bell
- Clive Horrobin Played by Alex Jones
- Coriander Snell Played by Alexandra Lilley
- Dan Hebden Lloyd Played by Will Howard
- Darrell Makepeace Played by Dan Hagley
- David Archer Played by Timothy Bentinck
- Debbie Aldridge Played by Tamsin Greig
- Derek Fletcher Silent character
- Donna Horrobin Played by Alison Belbin
- Ed Grundy Played by Barry Farrimond
- Eddie Grundy Played by Trevor Harrison
- Edgar Titcombe Silent character
- Elizabeth Pargetter Played by Alison Dowling
- Ellen Rogers Played by Rosemary Leach
- Elona Makepeace Played by Eri Shuka
- Emma Grundy Played by Emerald O'Hanrahan
- Fallon Rogers Played by Joanna Van Kampen
- Freda Fry Silent character
- Freddie Pargetter Played by Jack Firth
- George Grundy Played by Rui Thacker
- Graham Ryder Played by Malcolm McKee
- Harrison Burns
- Hayley Tucker Played by Lorraine Coady
- Hazel Woolley Played by Annette Badland
- Heather Pritchard Played by Margaret Jackman
- Helen Archer Played by Louiza Patikas
- Henry Archer
- Ian Craig Played by Stephen Kennedy