Frank Thornton

The official website

Memorial service

A Memorial Service for Frank Thornton will take place at 3pm on July 12th 2013 at St Paul’s Church, The Actor’s Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED.

St Paul's Church

Television Baftas 2013

Lovely to see Frank mentioned during the In Remembrance film at last night’s TV Bafta ceremony.

Frank Thornton 1921 – 2013

Frank Thornton

© Jo Doody, 2006

’92 year old Frank Thornton died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 16th March 2013. Frank was a much loved¬† British actor who played mainly comedy roles and is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served and latterly as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine.

Frank is survived by Beryl, his wife¬† of 67 years, daughter Jane and their three grandchildren.’

The family would like to thank everybody for the hundreds of kind messages left on various fan websites, forums and twitter.