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Frank Thornton (15th January 1921 - 16th March 2013) was an English actor of stage and screen success. Throughout his career he worked with many great talents including John Cleese, Frankie Howerd and Spike Milligan to name a few.
He appeared in some of Britain's best-loved sitcoms including Steptoe and Son, Love Thy Neighbour and Hancock. It is for his role as Captain Peacock in the iconic BBC series Are You Being Served? - a role which took him to worldwide acclaim that he is best remembered for. He played the role for its entire ten series' run, as well as the sequel entitled Grace and Favour (Are You Being Served? Again!)
He passed away aged ninety-two in 2013.