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Tim Franklin: Who is ‘Colby’ from Home and Away?

Everything you need to know about one of the hottest recent additions to Summer Bay
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Home and Away is one of Australia’s longest running and most popular TV series.

But with so many fresh faces joining the cast in recent months, it can be hard to keep track of who’s who and what they really do in Summer Bay.

One of the latest (and hottest) new additions to the cast is the character of Colby Thorne, played by Aussie heart throb Tim Franklin.

So who is Colby Thorne on Home and Away?

Colby Thorne is a fictional police officer on the hit Australian soap Home and Away.

Played by actor Tim Franklin, Thorne was introduced to viewers on 6 February 2018.

Colby Thorne is a love interest for Summer Bay nurse Jasmine Delaney (played by star of The Bachelor and Bachelorette Sam Frost), and was previously a member of the River Boys surf gang.

As described by actor Tim Franklin, Colby has experienced a lot of heartache in his life.

Thorne spends much of his introductory episodes searching for his long lost mother and sister Bella, who he was reunited with on-screen in October 2018.

Colby and Jasmine become close after bonding over a meal at Salt restaurant where they share an unexpected kiss.

Later, they sleep together but agree that the liaison was just a once off as Colby is reluctant to embark on a relationship while he is focused on searching for his family.

But it soon becomes apparent the pair cannot deny their feelings for one another and they continue to date.

Their relationship is threatened by Ebony Harding (played by Cariba Heine) who is out for revenge on Colby for shooting her brother.

Ebony manipulates the couple and when Jasmine grows jealous of Ebony’s flirting, they have an argument which ultimately leads to their break up.

Colby goes on to enjoy a relationship with fellow police officer Chelsea Campbell (played by former Neighbours star Ashleigh Brewer) with the pair becoming engaged on-screen in late 2018.

On playing the character of Colby, Franklin said: “Playing a cop is fun – it’s been so beautiful finding the human within the officer.”

Franklin also told Tamara Cullen of TV Week magazine: “I believe that any character has to come from a reality within myself. We’ve both had traumas in our past – as we all have – so I try to bring as much of myself to the role [as I can].”

Who is Tim Franklin?

Tim Franklin is an Australian actor best known for his portrayal of police officer Colby Thorne in the long-running soap Home and Away.

According to his Channel 7 profile, Franklin knew he wanted to pursue a career in acting from the age of 17.

He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland’s University of Technology in 2010.

Franklin was told he bagged the part of Colby on his birthday via phone call, and later told Channel 7 it was the “best birthday present I could have ever received”.


Where is Tim Franklin from?

Franklin was born on Queensland’s Gold Coast and grew up there with his two brothers and three sisters.

Where does he live now?

Franklin is currently based in Sydney for Home and Away filming, but travels back to the Gold Coast as often as he can to spend time with his family.

How old is Tim Franklin?

Franklin is 28 years of age.

What other projects has Tim Franklin been involved in?

Tim’s love for the stage led him to star in the two-man theatre production Ghost Stories at the Sydney Opera House in 2015.

He is an avid writer, a passion which saw him co-create and star in the web series I Am which deals with modern society’s unhealthy relationship with mobile phones and technology.

In 2017, Tim featured in the short film She Let Him Stay the Night produced by the Sydney Film School.

He also starred in the 2012 film Julia.

What hobbies does Tim Franklin enjoy outside acting?

Tim enjoys writing and reading poetry, playing guitar, surfing, swimming and hiking.

According to Famous Birthdays, Tim took flying trapeze lessons during high school and at one point dreamed of joining the circus.

Is Tim Franklin gay?

No personal details about Tim Franklin’s sexual orientation have been published.

Is Tim Franklin currently dating?

There is no information about Tim’s personal relationships online at present, but in April 2018 he and on-screen love interest Sam Frost were spotted looking cosy at the Randwick Races in Sydney.

The sighting sparked split rumours about Frost and her partner Dave Bashford who spent the day at Bondi Beach instead.

What height is Tim Franklin?

According to his profile on Natalie Hall Management, Tim is 189cm tall.

Is Tim Franklin on Instagram?

Yes, Franklin has an account under the name @_timfranklin_ and boasts 63,500 followers at the time of writing.

Is Tim Franklin on Twitter?

No, he doesn’t appear to have a Twitter profile.

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