Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton
1921 - 2013

Frank Thornton  British Actor


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 Wi...

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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)
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Run for Your Wife2012 Man getting off bus Movie
Back in Business2007 Gardener Movie
Gosford Park2001 Mr. Burkett Movie
Out of the Black2001 Philip Hart Movie
Doctors2000 Gerard Mears TV Show
Holby City1999 Douglas Archer TV Show
In the Presence of Julian Clary1998 Movie
All Rise for Julian Clary1996 Judge Geoffrey Parker-Knoll (Series 1) (1996) TV Show
The Old Curiosity Shop1995 Mr. Witherden TV Movie
Are You Being Served? Again!1992 Captain Stephen Peacock TV Show
The Upper Hand1990 Reverend Hale TV Show
The BFG1989 Mr. Tibbs (voice) Movie
Great Expectations1989 Mr. Trabb TV Show
T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set1989 William Wagadagger TV Show
Mr. Majeika1988 Headmaster TV Show
T-Bag Bounces Back (TV Serie1987 Count Boris Movie
Ronnie Corbett Show, The1987 Various Roles TV Show
Casualty1986 Edward Gutheridge TV Show
Jackanory Playhouse1984 King Balthazar TV Show
Jane1982 Commander L TV Show
The Kenny Everett Television Show1981 Various TV Show
The Taming of the Shrew1980 Gremio TV Movie
The Gentle Touch1980 Leo TV Show
Kelly Monteith1979 TV Show
Are You Being Served? (film)1977 Captain Peacock Movie
Spanish Fly1976 Dr. Johnson Movie
The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones1976 Whitlow Movie
The New Avengers1976 Roland TV Show
The Molly Wopsies1976 Chief Constable TV Show
Keep It Up, Jack1975 Mr. Clarke Movie
Side by Side1975 Inspector Crumb Movie
Shades of Greene1975 Rev. Simon Milan TV Show
The Boundary1975 TV Movie
Old Drac1974 Mr. King Movie
Fall of Eagles1974 Prince Albert TV Show
Holiday with Strings1974 Travel Agent TV Movie
The Tommy Cooper Hour1974 TV Show
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World1973 Estate Agent Movie
No Sex Please: We're British1973 Glass Shop Manager Movie
Steptoe and Son Ride Again1973 Mr. Russell Movie
The Three Musketeers1973 Man in Small Carriage (uncredited) Movie
Last of the Summer Wine1973 Truly TV Show
Gordon Peters Show, The1973 Regular TV Show
The Village Concert1973 Movie
Bless This House1972 Mr Jones Movie
Our Miss Fred1972 British Colonel Movie
Are You Being Served?1972 Captain Stephen Peacock TV Show
Crown Court1972 Professor McIver TV Show
Love Thy Neighbour1972 The Barman TV Show
Sykes1972 Dr. Taplow TV Show
That's Your Funeral1972 Town Clerk Movie
Whodunnit?1972 Gerald Harvey TV Show
Thirty Minutes Worth1972 TV Show
The Reg Varney Revue1972 TV Show
The Chastity Belt1971 Master of Ceremonies Movie
And Mother Makes Three1971 Store Manager TV Show
Some Matters of Little Consequence1971 TV Show
Some Will, Some Won't1970 Purvis Movie
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970 Porter Movie
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer1970 Tom Stoddart Movie
Here Come the Double Deckers!1970 Mr Parsons TV Show
The Goodies1970 Master of Ceremonies, Waiter TV Show
All the Way Up1970 Mr. Driver Movie
Bachelor Father1970 Vicar TV Show
From a Bird's Eye View1970 Spinks TV Show
The Other Reg Varney1970 Various Characters TV Movie
She Follows Me About1970 Meevor TV Movie
A Cuckoo in the Nest1970 Claude Hickett MP TV Movie
The Assassination Bureau1969 Elevator victim Count von Kissen (uncredited) Movie
The Bed Sitting Room1969 The BBC Movie
The Magic Christian1969 Police Inspector (uncredited) Movie
Till Death Us Do Part1969 Valuation Officer Movie
Sophie's Place1969 Cyril Movie
As Good Cooks Go1969 TV Show
Mr. Digby Darling1969 Mr. Skidmore TV Show
Thicker Than Water1969 Ted Rumbold TV Show
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm1969 King Kong TV Show
A Flea in Her Ear1968 Charles the Butler Movie
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968 Factory manager Movie
The Champions1968 Clerk TV Show
The Morecambe & Wise Show1968 Richards the Waiter TV Show
The Sooty Show1968 TV Show
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia1968 Registrar Movie
The World of Beachcomber1968 TV Show
If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them1968 The Undertaker TV Movie
Inside George Webley1968 Maitre d' TV Show
Ride of the Valkyrie1967 Short Film
Danny the Dragon1967 Sergeant Bull Movie
City 68'1967 TV Show
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966 Roman Sentry Movie
Carry on Screaming!1966 Mr. Jones Movie
Lucy in London1966 TV Movie
Harry Worth1966 Inspector Wallace TV Show
The Liars1966 Aldogrando TV Show
Norman Wisdom: The Early Bird1965 Drunken Doctor Movie
The Big Job1965 Bank Official Movie
Mogul1965 TV Interviewer TV Show
Gonks Go Beat1965 Mr. A&R Movie
The Murder Game1965 Radio Announcer Movie
The Man in Room 171965 Inspector Bascombe TV Show
Six Shades of Black1965 Mr. Inchcape-Lewis TV Show
A World of Comedy1965 Catesby Movie
The Tomb of Ligeia1964 Peperel Movie
The Comedy Man1964 Producer (uncredited) Movie
HMS Paradise1964 Commander Fairweather TV Show
Scott On...1964 TV Show
Frankie Howerd1964 TV Show
The Dick Emery Show1963 TV Show
The Sentimental Agent1963 Tailor TV Show
The Wild Affair1963 Manager Movie
Doomsday at Eleven1963 BBC announcer Movie
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!1962 TV Director Movie
Trial and Error1962 Photographer at Fowle Wedding Movie
Benny Hill1962 John Kenwood, Frindyke, Korsikoff TV Show
Steptoe and Son1962 Travel Agency Clerk, The Frenchman, Butler TV Show
Hugh and I1962 TV Show
Suspense1962 Det Insp Gwilliam TV Show
The Odd Man1962 Second Under Secretary TV Show
Tarnished Heroes1962 Trench Officer Movie
Victim1961 George - Henry's Assistant (uncredited) Movie
Hancock1961 1st Patient TV Show
The Avengers1961 Sir William Bonner TV Show
The Rag Trade1961 Mr. Davis TV Show
Comedy Playhouse1961 Captain Stephen Peacock TV Show
The Impersonator1961 Police Sergeant (uncredited) Movie
The Tell-Tale Heart1960 Barman (uncredited) Movie
Coronation Street1960 Danny Roach TV Show
Danger Man1960 Pepe, Police Captain TV Show
Citizen James1960 Ministry Agent TV Show
It's a Square World1960 Various Characters TV Show
Our House1960 TV Show
The Dickie Henderson Show1960 TV Show
The Cheaters1960 TV Show
Here's Harry1960 TV Show
The Four Just Men1959 Auctioneer TV Show
The Men from Room 131959 The Second Warder TV Show
William Tell1958 Heinburgher, Tax Collector TV Show
Missiles from Hell1958 British Scientist (uncredited) Movie
Emergency-Ward 101957 John Ross TV Show
Armchair Theatre1956 Arthur - groom's father, Station Sergeant, Frank TV Show
Operation Conspiracy1956 Mr. Markley Movie
Johnny You're Wanted1956 Movie
Call Back Yesterday1956 Pianist TV Movie
Dixon of Dock Green1955 PC Cox TV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955 Gerald Thornton TV Show
Postmark for Danger1955 Police Photographer Movie
Stock Car1955 Doctor Movie
The Granville Melodramas1955 Geoffrey Ware TV Show
Radio Cab Murder1954 Inspector Finch Movie
The Silent Witness1954 George (The Barman) (uncredited) Short Film
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School1952 Lerouge, Hubert Tankerton TV Show
My Dear Petitioner1952 Miguel Esteban d'Alvarez Movie
The Passing Show1951 TV Show
The Empty Street1951 1st Ambulance man Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950 Sailor TV Show
The Villains Fowler TV Show
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    dave laverickSep 2, 2010

    This guy was and still is a great actor

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