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Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton Mostly Credited As: Frank Thornton
Sometimes Credited As: Frank Thornton Ball

Birth Name: Frank Thornton Ball
Date Of Birth: January 15, 1921 (Age 92)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Dulwich, London, England
Date Of Death: March 16, 2013
Cause Of Death: Old age, died Barnes, London
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)


Frank Thornton was working in insurance when he decided to take drama classes. Eventually he quit that job to pursue drama studies full time. He was in four touring plays in Ireland before he joined the RAF during World War II. After the War, he returned to acting and has since acted in over 50 films and many television shows.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Old Curiosity Shop (US) (1995)As: Mr. Witherden
Grace & Favour (1992)As: Captain Stephen Peacock
Are You Being Served? (1973)As: Captain Peacock
Last of the Summer Wine (1973)As: Truly Truelove (1997-2010)
The Reg Varney Revue (1972)As: Various
The World Of Beachcomber (1968)As: Various Characters
HMS Paradise (1964)As: Commander Fairweather
It's A Square World (1960)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 7, Show 29 07x29: (Mar/08/2007) As Himself 

Holby City (1999) 
  We'll Meet Again 06x36: (Jun/08/2004) As Douglas Archer 

Doctors (2000) 
  A Soldier's Lot 04x34: (Feb/24/2003) As Gerard Mears 

Casualty (1986) 
  Heroes And Villians 15x32: (Mar/31/2001) As Edward Gutteridge 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 45 05x45: (Jan/02/1996) As Himself 

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981) 
  Series 5, Show 5 05x05: (Jan/11/1988) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 3, Show 2 03x02: (Apr/20/1985) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Christmas Special 1983 (Dec/26/1983) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 2, Show 7 02x07: (Apr/07/1983) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]

The Gentle Touch (1980) 
  Right of Entry 04x01: (Oct/22/1982) As Leo 

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978) 
  The Taming of the Shrew 03x01: (Oct/23/1980) As Gremio 

The New Avengers (1976) 
  House of Cards 01x02: (Oct/29/1976) As Roland 

Fall of Eagles (1974) 
  The English Princess 01x02: (Apr/05/1974) As Prince Albert 

Crown Court (1972) 
  A Case of Murder 02x25: (Feb/26/1974) As Professor McIver 

The Troubleshooters (UK) (1965) 
  Camelot On A Clear Day 06x03: (Jun/01/1970) As Television Interviewer 

The Champions (1968) 
  The Night People 01x23: (Mar/05/1969) As Clerk 

The Avengers (1961) 
  Death on the Slipway 01x17: (Jun/24/1961) As Sir William Bonner 

William Tell (1958) 
  The Surgeon 01x23: (Feb/16/1959) As Heinburgher 
  Landslide 01x18: (Jan/12/1959) As Tax Collector 

Dixon of Dock Green (1955) 
  The New Skipper 04x11: (Nov/23/1957) As PC Cox 
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Trivia

Went to University at the London School of Dramatic Art.

He's been married to Beryl Jane Margaret Evans since June 5, 1945, and they have one child.

His father worked at a bank, and even got Frank a job in the insurance industry.

He served in the Royal Air Force.

He has three grandchildren.

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