Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Frank Windsor

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Mary Corbett
Role  Actor
Name  Frank Windsor
Years active  1959-present

Frank Windsor theavengerstvforeverimagesactorwindsorlgjpg
Full Name  Frank W. Higgins
Born  12 July 1927 (age 88) (1927-07-12) Walsall, Staffordshire, England, UK
Education  Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen Mary's Grammar School
Movies and TV shows  Z‑Cars, Softly - Softly: Taskforce, Who Is Killing the Great Ch, Sunday Bloody Sunday, A for Andromeda
Similar People  Stratford Johns, Troy Kennedy Martin, Ted Kotcheff, John Schlesinger, Lee Rich

Classic Ads: John Player Cigars starring Frank Windsor

Frank Windsor (born Frank W. Higgins; 12 July 1927) is an English actor, mainly on television.



Frank Windsor Frank Windsor Holbytv

Windsor was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. He attended Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, and studied speech training and drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London. His playedDetective Sergeant John Watt in Z-Cars from 1962-65, and thereafter its spin-offs Softly, Softly and Softly, Softly: Taskforce from 1966-76. He appeared as 'Tobin' in Series 6, Episode 9 of The Avengers. From 1987-89 he starred in the comedy drama Flying Lady written by Brian Finch. He starred as a rather old-fashioned headmaster grappling with problems in education in Headmaster, which started as a single play in Play for Today in 1974 and was well received, being expanded into a six-part series in 1977. In 1969 he appeared in the pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the episode "My Late Lamented Friend and Partner" as Sorrensen, a wealthy businessman with a murderous streak. His lighter side was demonstrated in the pilot episode of the situation comedy The Dustbinmen in 1968, and as Scoutfinder General in an episode of The Goodies.

Frank Windsor familiar unknown Frank Windsor

He had regular roles in the BBC drama Casualty; the ITV drama Peak Practice; he played Major Charlie Grace in EastEnders (1992); appeared twice in Doctor Who; had various stage roles, and in his later years appeared in a number of television commercials advertising life-assurance policies for people over-50. He was the subject of This Is Your Life on 3 December 1975 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the Metropolitan Police Sports Club in East Molesey.

Partial filmography

  • This Sporting Life (1963) - Dentist
  • The Jokers (1967) - Policeman in Court (uncredited)
  • Spring and Port Wine (1969) - Ned Duckworth
  • Dropout (1970)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) - Bill Hodson
  • Assassin (1973) - John Stacy
  • Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974) - Police Sergeant
  • Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) - Blodgett
  • The London Connection (1979) - McGuffin
  • Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981) - Fred Fennell
  • Coming Out of the Ice (1982) - Sam Herman
  • Doll's Eye (1982) - Restaurant Businessman
  • The Shooting Party (1985) - Glass
  • Revolution (1985) - Gen. Washington
  • Out of Order (1987) - Traffic Warden
  • Between Two Women (2000) - Mr. Walker (final film role)

  • References

    Frank Windsor Wikipedia