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Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton Ball (15 January 1921 - 16 March 2013), professionally known as Frank Thornton, was an English actor. He was known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? (1972-1985) and its sequel Grace & Favour and as Herbert "Truly" Truelove in Last of the Summer Wine.

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Jan 15, 1921 In Dulwich, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cracked Nuts 1931-04-18
Latest Project:
Series It's a Square World 2022
Known For
Poster of The Three Musketeers
Poster of Last of the Summer Wine
Poster of The Avengers
Poster of Cloak Without Dagger
Series It's a Square World Unknown 2022
Movie We Love Are You Being Served? Unknown 2020-08-28
Movie The Making of 'Gosford Park' Himself (uncredited) 2002-06-18
Movie Wendy Richard: A Life on the Box Unknown 2001-06-12
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Gosford Park Mr. Burkett 2001-11-07
Series Grace & Favour Capt Stephen Peacock RASC (Ex) 1992-01-10
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie The BFG Mr. Tibbs (voice) 1989-12-25
Series Casualty Edward Gutheridge 1986-09-06
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Gremio 1980-10-23
Movie Red, White, and Zero Unknown 1979-12-21
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Are You Being Served? Captain Stephen Peacock 1977-06-10
Movie Ride of the Valkyrie Unknown 1977-10-29
Movie Spanish Fly Dr. Johnson 1976-01-01
Series The New Avengers Unknown 1976-10-22
Movie Side by Side Unknown 1975-04-30
Movie Keep It Up, Jack! Clarke 1974-06-27
Series Fall of Eagles Prince Albert 1974-03-15
Movie Steptoe and Son Ride Again Mr. Russell 1973-05-01
Series Last of the Summer Wine Himself 1973-01-04
Movie No Sex Please: We're British Glass Shop Manager 1973-07-25
Movie Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Estate Agent 1973-12-01
Movie The Three Musketeers Man in Small Carriage (uncredited) 1973-12-11
Series Are You Being Served? Captain Peacock 1972-09-08
Movie Bless This House Mr Jones 1972-01-01
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie That's Your Funeral Town Clerk 1972-12-01
Movie Our Miss Fred British Colonel 1972-12-14
Movie Some Will, Some Won't Purvis 1970-04-01
Movie All the Way Up Unknown 1970-01-01
Series From a Bird's Eye View Spinks 1970-09-18
Movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Porter 1970-10-29
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Tom Stoddart 1970-11-12
Series The Goodies Unknown 1970-11-08
Movie The Assassination Bureau Elevator victim 1969-03-09
Movie Crooks and Coronets Cyril 1969-04-02
Movie Till Death Us Do Part Valuation Officer 1969-01-01
Movie The Bed Sitting Room The BBC 1969-06-01
Movie The Magic Christian Police Inspector 1969-12-12
Series The World of Beachcomber Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Factory Manager 1968-01-01
Movie 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia! Registrar 1968-03-04
Movie If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them Unknown 1968-08-03
Series The Champions Clerk 1968-09-25
Movie A Flea In Her Ear Charles, the Butler 1968-11-27
Movie Carry On Screaming Mr. Jones 1966-05-20
Movie Danny the Dragon Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie Dannicaforilithermidor Sergeant Bull 1966-01-01
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Slave Driver 1966-10-16
Movie Lucy in London Passport Officer 1966-10-24
Movie The Big Job Bank Official 1965-01-01
Movie The Tomb of Ligeia Peperel 1965-01-20
Movie Gonks Go Beat Mr. A&R 1965-05-24
Movie The Early Bird Drunken Doctor 1965-11-30
Series HMS Paradise Unknown 1964-07-16
Movie The Comedy Man Producer 1964-09-03
Movie It's Trad, Dad! TV Director 1962-03-30
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Movie The Impersonator Police Sargeant 1960-01-01
Series The Adventures of William Tell Unknown 1958-09-15
Movie Cloak Without Dagger Mr. Markley 1956-05-31
Series The Sooty Show Mr Wolfe 1955-01-16
Series Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09
Movie Portrait of Alison Police Photographer 1955-11-29
Movie Radio Cab Murder Inspector Finch 1954-10-01
Movie The Florentine Dagger (uncredited) 1935-03-30
Movie Cracked Nuts Revolutionary 1931-04-18