Birth Name: Frank Thornton Ball
Height: 6' 1"
Spouse: Beryl Jane Margaret Evans
Biography and Career:
Frank Thornton was born on January 15, 1921 in Dulwich, London, England, UK. He is an English Actor who is best known for playing Captain Peacock in Are you Bening Served?
He wanted to act from an early age, but his father, who worked in a bank, wanted him to get a 'proper' job and so he got a job working in insurance after leaving Alleyn's School. He soon enrolled at a small acting school, the London School of Dramatic Art, and did evening classes.
After two years working at the insurance company, Frank Thornton was invited to become a day student at the acting school and persuaded his father to finance his studies.
During the Second World War Thornton was evacua
ted along with the drama school and his first job was touring with four plays in Ireland.
On 5 June 1945, he married actress Beryl Evans in West Wickham, London and they had one child. He did his war service as an officer in the Royal Air Force and was demobilised in 1947. Almost immediately after, Thornton joined a rep company. His first credited role was in the 1954 film Radio Cab Murder.
From 1966 to 1968, Thornton starred in the BBC radio comedy The Embassy Lark, a spin-off of The Navy Lark.
He continued to appear in films like Carry On Screaming!, The Early Bird, mostly comedies, during the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1984 he starred as Sir John Treymane in the hit London musical "Me and My Girl" earning rave reviews and an Olivier Award nomination.
In 1980, he joined John Cleese in a BBC production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.
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