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Tribute to Dad’s Army actor Frank Williams UK News

The actor was best known for his role as Reverend Timothy Farthing on the BBC sitcom.

Born in Edgware in 1931, the star began his acting career at the Watford Palace Theater run by Jimmy Perry – who created Dad’s Army.

Before that, he was educated at Ardingly College, West Sussex and Hendon School.

News of his death was announced on Facebook on Sunday, with a message saying: “I am so sorry to say that our friend, colleague and beloved actor Frank Williams passed away this morning.

“He was almost 91 years old and we are grateful for all the years of joy, laughter and happiness he brought to so many people. Thank you Franck! X”.

Times Series: Frank Williams pictured in 2016. Credit: PAFrank Williams pictured in 2016. Credit: PA

Williams, who appeared on the BBC sitcom for nearly a decade, reprized his role as the Vicar of Walmington-on-Sea in the 2016 film, which also starred Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Speaking at the time, he said: “It takes me back to a very happy time in my life when I was originally doing daddy’s army and, as my scenes are in the church hall, it’s was really like coming home.”

Dad’s Army ran for 80 episodes over nine years from 1968 to 1977, and spawned a 1971 feature film as well as a radio series and stage show.

A tweet from an account named Dad’s Army Fans said: “So sorry to hear that dear Frank Williams passed away earlier today (Sunday June 26th), we were lucky enough to know Frank over the Last 17. RIP #FrankWilliams Actor (July 2, 1931 – June 26, 2022) The vicar of daddy’s army who bought happiness and laughter from many.

Another fan tweeted: “Oh this is sad news. I was only watching an episode of You Rang, M’Lord? over the weekend and admiring its perfect comedic timing and playful delivery. estimated, I feel.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-27 08:38:07

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