Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton
1921 - 2013

Frank Thornton  British Actor


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British Actor Frank Thornton was born Frank Thornton Ball on 15th January, 1921 in Dulwich, London, England and passed away on 16th Mar 2013 aged 92. He is most remembered for Last of the Summer Wine. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Frank Thornton is a member of the following lists: Male actors from London, 21st-century English male actors and 20th-century English male actors.


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First Name Frank
Last Name Thornton
Full Name at Birth Frank Thornton Ball
Alternative Name Mr. Peacock
Age 92 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th January, 1921
Birthplace Dulwich, London, England
Died 16th March, 2013
Cause of Death Died In His Sleep
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature Very British, craggy looking
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Last of the Summer Wine
Year(s) Active 1950–2012
Father William Ernest Ball
Mother Rosina Mary (née Thornton)

Frank Thornton Ball (15 January 1921 – 16 March 2013) was an English actor. He was known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and its sequel Grace & Favour (Are You Being Served? Again!), and as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine.

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Run for Your Wife2012Man getting off busMovie
Back in Business2007GardenerMovie
Gosford Park2001Mr. BurkettMovie
Out of the Black2001Philip HartMovie
Doctors2000Gerard MearsTV Show
Holby City1999Douglas ArcherTV Show
All Rise for Julian Clary1996Judge Geoffrey Parker-Knoll (Series 1) (1996)TV Show
The Old Curiosity Shop1995Mr. WitherdenTV Movie
Are You Being Served? Again!1992Captain PeacockTV Show
The Upper Hand1990Reverend HaleTV Show
The BFG1989Mr. Tibbs (voice)TV Movie
Great Expectations1989Mr. TrabbTV Show
T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set1989Will WagadaggerTV Show
Mr. Majeika1988HeadmasterTV Show
T-Bag Bounces Back (TV Serie1987Count BorisMovie
Ronnie Corbett Show, The1987Various RolesTV Show
Casualty1986Edward GutheridgeTV Show
Jane1982Commander LTV Show
The Kenny Everett Television Show1981VariousTV Show
The Taming of the Shrew1980GremioTV Movie
The Gentle Touch1980LeoTV Show
Kelly Monteith1979TV Show
Word for Word1978JogranMovie
Are You Being Served? (film)1977Captain PeacockMovie
Spanish Fly1976Dr. JohnsonMovie
The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones1976WhitlowMovie
The New Avengers1976RolandTV Show
The Molly Wopsies1976Chief ConstableTV Show
Side by Side1975Inspector CrumbMovie
Shades of Greene1975Rev. Simon MilanTV Show
The Boundary1975TV Movie
Old Drac1974Mr. KingMovie
Fall of Eagles1974Prince AlbertTV Show
Keep It Up, Jack1974Mr. ClarkeMovie
Holiday with Strings1974Travel AgentTV Movie
The Tommy Cooper Hour1974TV Show
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World1973Estate AgentMovie
No Sex Please: We're British1973Glass Shop ManagerMovie
Steptoe and Son Ride Again1973Mr. RussellMovie
The Three Musketeers1973Man in Small Carriage (uncredited)Movie
Last of the Summer Wine1973TrulyTV Show
Gordon Peters Show, The1973TV Show
The Village Concert1973Movie
Bless This House1972Mr JonesMovie
Our Miss Fred1972British ColonelMovie
Are You Being Served?1972Captain PeacockTV Show
Crown Court1972Professor McIverTV Show
Love Thy Neighbour1972The BarmanTV Show
Sykes1972Dr. TaplowTV Show
That's Your Funeral1972Town ClerkMovie
Whodunnit?1972Gerald HarveyTV Show
Thirty Minutes Worth1972TV Show
The Reg Varney Revue1972TV Show
Jackanory Playhouse1972King BalthazarTV Show
The Chastity Belt1971Master Of CeremoniesMovie
And Mother Makes Three1971The Store ManagerTV Show
Some Matters of Little Consequence1971TV Show
Some Will, Some Won't1970PurvisMovie
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970PorterMovie
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer1970Tom StoddartMovie
Here Come the Double Deckers!1970Mr ParsonsTV Show
The Goodies1970Master of Ceremonies, WaiterTV Show
All the Way Up1970Mr. DriverMovie
Bachelor Father1970VicarTV Show
From a Bird's Eye View1970SpinksTV Show
The Other Reg Varney1970Various CharactersTV Movie
She Follows Me About1970MeevorTV Movie
A Cuckoo in the Nest1970Claude Hickett MPTV Movie
Two D's and a Dog1970HawkinsTV Show
Plunder1970Simon VealMovie
The Assassination Bureau1969Elevator victim Count von Kissen (uncredited)Movie
The Bed Sitting Room1969The BBCMovie
The Magic Christian1969Police Inspector (uncredited)Movie
Till Death Us Do Part1969Valuation OfficerMovie
Sophie's Place1969CyrilMovie
As Good Cooks Go1969PangbourneTV Show
Mr. Digby Darling1969Mr. SkidmoreTV Show
Thicker Than Water1969Ted RumboldTV Show
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm1969King KongTV Show
A Flea in Her Ear1968Charles the ButlerMovie
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968Factory managerMovie
The Champions1968ClerkTV Show
The Morecambe & Wise Show1968Richards the WaiterTV Show
The Sooty Show1968Dr. HughTV Show
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia1968RegistrarMovie
The World of Beachcomber1968TV Show
If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them1968The UndertakerTV Movie
Inside George Webley1968Maitre d'TV Show
B and B1968Benjamin BurtonTV Show
Ride of the Valkyrie1967Short Film
Not in Front of the Children1967Mr. WilkinsonTV Show
Danny the Dragon1967Sergeant BullMovie
City 68'1967TV Show
Monsieur Lecoq1967detective InspectorMovie
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966Roman SentryMovie
Carry on Screaming!1966Mr. JonesMovie
Lucy in London1966TV Movie
Harry Worth1966Inspector Wallace, Mr. GrummitTV Show
The Liars1966AldograndoTV Show
The Early Bird1965Drunken DoctorMovie
The Big Job1965Bank OfficialMovie
Mogul1965TV InterviewerTV Show
Gonks Go Beat1965Mr. A&RMovie
The Murder Game1965Radio AnnouncerMovie
The Wild Affair1965Wine Shop ManagerMovie
The Man in Room 171965Inspector BascombeTV Show
Call It What You Like1965Various RolesTV Show
Six Shades of Black1965Mr. Inchcape-LewisTV Show
A World of Comedy1965CatesbyMovie
The Tomb of Ligeia1964PeperelMovie
The Comedy Man1964Producer (uncredited)Movie
HMS Paradise1964Commander FairweatherTV Show
Scott On...1964TV Show
Frankie Howerd1964TV Show
The Dick Emery Show1963TV Show
The Sentimental Agent1963TailorTV Show
Doomsday at Eleven1963BBC announcerMovie
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!1962TV DirectorMovie
Trial and Error1962PhotographerMovie
Benny Hill1962Frindyke, John Kenwood, KorsikoffTV Show
Steptoe and Son1962Butler, The Frenchman, Travel Agency ClerkTV Show
Hugh and I1962TV Show
Suspense1962Det Insp GwilliamTV Show
Tarnished Heroes1962Trench OfficerMovie
Victim1961George - Henry's Assistant (uncredited)Movie
Hancock19611st PatientTV Show
The Avengers1961Sir William BonnerTV Show
The Rag Trade1961Mr. DavisTV Show
Comedy Playhouse1961Captain Peacock, Jessop, Mr WaltersTV Show
The Impersonator1961Police Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
The Tell-Tale Heart1960Barman (uncredited)Movie
Coronation Street1960Danny RoachTV Show
Danger Man1960Pepe, Police CaptainTV Show
Citizen James1960Ministry AgentTV Show
It's a Square World1960Various CharactersTV Show
Our House1960TV Show
The Dickie Henderson Show1960TV Show
The Cheaters1960TV Show
Here's Harry1960TV Show
The Odd Man1960Second Under SecretaryTV Show
A Life of Bliss1960Policeman, Theodore MarlingTV Show
The Four Just Men1959Auctioneer, Gendarme, Hotel ManagerTV Show
The Men from Room 131959The Second WarderTV Show
William Tell1958Heinburgher, Tax CollectorTV Show
Missiles from Hell1958British Scientist (uncredited)Movie
Emergency-Ward 101957John RossTV Show
Armchair Theatre1956Arthur - groom's father, Frank, Station SergeantTV Show
Operation Conspiracy1956Mr. MarkleyMovie
Johnny You're Wanted1956Movie
Call Back Yesterday1956PianistTV Movie
Dixon of Dock Green1955PC CoxTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Brig. Gen. Lloyd, Gerald Thornton, Richard Acton HicksTV Show
Postmark for Danger1955Police PhotographerMovie
Stock Car1955DoctorMovie
The Granville Melodramas1955Geoffrey WareTV Show
Radio Cab Murder1954Inspector FinchMovie
The Silent Witness1954George (The Barman) (uncredited)Short Film
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School1952Hubert Tankerton, LerougeTV Show
My Dear Petitioner1952Miguel Esteban d'AlvarezMovie
The Passing Show1951TV Show
The Empty Street19511st Ambulance manMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950SailorTV Show
The VillainsFowlerTV Show
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dave laverickSep 2, 2010

This guy was and still is a great actor

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