Frank Thornton

The official website

Busy times..

So unfortunately I have not updated this website for a long time. Being busy with my own things it’s amazing how time can slip away from you. I feel I should at least put in another entry so as to put away any feelings the memorial service is coming up, for it was last year! So here are some images of the Order of Service. The Service itself was a wonderful day with a great turnout by friends, relatives and fans alike.

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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.