Frank Thornton was most famous for the role of Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served and went on to appear in its successor series, Grace & Favour.
In more recent years he was familiar to viewers for his role as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine.
The actor specialised in comedy and also appeared in TV shows including Hancock's Half-Hour, Sykes and Steptoe And Son, as well as movie spin-off Steptoe And Son Ride Again.
Thornton was among the cast for the Julian Fellowes-scripted period drama Gosford Park and his last credit was in the British film Run For Your Wife, alongside Richard Briers, who died last month.
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