Who is Frank Windsor? Biography: Wiki, Age, Wife, Career, Death Cause

Who is Frank Windsor? Frank Windsor Biography/Wiki

Frank Windsor was a British actor, best known for his roles on television.

Windsor attended Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, then at the Central School of Speech then Drama, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London, studied speech training and drama. From 1962 to 1965, he played Detective Sergeant John Watt in Z-Cars, and then his spin-offs Softly, Softly (1966-1969) and Softly, Softly: Taskforce (1969-1976). He appeared in Series 6, Episode 9 of The Avengers as ‘Tobin’.

Frank Windsor


In 1969, in the episode My Late Lamented Friend and Partner, “he starred in the pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) as Sorrensen, a rich businessman with a murderous streak. His lighter side was shown in the 1968 pilot episode of the situation comedy The Dustbinmen, and in an episode of The Goodies as Scoutfinder General. He starred in the comedy-drama Flying Lady, written by Brian Finch, from 1987 to 1989. He also starred as a very old-fashioned headmaster dealing with education concerns in Headmaster, which began in Play for Today in 1974 as a single play. It was well-received, having been extended in 1977 into a six-part film.

Frank Windsor

He had recurring roles in the BBC drama Casualty; the ITV drama Peak Practice; in EastEnders (1992) he had Big Charlie Grace; appeared twice in Doctor Who; had multiple stage roles, and in his later years appeared in a variety of TV ads promoting life-assurance plans for people over 50. On 3 December 1975, when Eamonn Andrews shocked him at the Metropolitan Police Sports Club in East Molesey, he was the subject of This Is Your Life.

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From October 1959 until his death, he was married to Mary Corbett. They had two children.

Death Cause

Actor Frank Windsor died at the age of 92, as his agent reported. Windsor, perhaps best known for his role as DS John Watt in both Z-Cars and Softly, Softly, passed away on Wednesday at his London home.

His agent’s statement read:

Frank passed away peacefully at his home in London on Wednesday 30 September 2020. Born Frank W Higgins on 12 July 1928, his acting career spanned over 50 years, with notable roles in Z-Cars, Softly Softly, Casualty, and Peak Practice.

“Frank is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who was by his side until the end. As per Frank’s wishes and in keeping with COVID restrictions, there will be no funeral or memorial service, just a private cremation with his ashes being laid to rest with his beloved son David. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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  1. I was very sad to hear the new of Frank Windsor’s passing, I worked with him on a national tour and learnt so much from his amazing skill on stage and his sound advice about the business of acting off stage. RIP Frank. I will miss you.


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