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Frank Thring (I) (1926–1994)

Frank Thring was born on May 11, 1926 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Francis William Thring Jr. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and El Cid (1961). He was married to Joan Cunliffe. He died on December 29, 1994 in Melbourne. See full bio »

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 1993 Hercules Returns
Zeus (voice)
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Jake Morgan
- Bayou (1989) ... Jake Morgan
 1987 The Marsupials: The Howling III
Jack Citron
 1986 Death of a Soldier
Religious speaker
 1984 Bullamakanka
TV Producer
 1984 Bodyline (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Harris
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lord Harris
 1981 Outbreak of Love (TV Movie)
Arthur Langton
 1978 Against the Wind (TV Mini-Series)
- The Wild Geese (1978) ... Magistrate
 1976 Up the Convicts (TV Series)
Sgt Bastion
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
Superintendent Cobham
 1975 Dragon Flies
 1974 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
 1972 The Man Who Shot the Albatross (TV Movie)
 1970 Ned Kelly
Judge Barry
 1970 The Link Men (TV Series)
Bruce Crane
- See Amsterdam and Die (1970) ... Bruce Crane
 1969 Delta (TV Series)
Dr. Spencer
- The Initiaters (1969) ... Dr. Spencer
 1969 Age of Consent
 1968 Skippy (TV Series)
Dr. Stark / Doctor Stark
- Double Trouble (1968) ... Dr. Stark
- Trapped (1968) ... Dr. Stark
 1967 Hey You (TV Series)
Mr. Goodly
- The Soup Kitchen (1967) ... Mr. Goodly
 1965 Photo Finish (TV Movie)
 1962 Light me a Lucifer (TV Movie)
The Devil
 1961 El Cid
Al Kadir
 1959 Treason (TV Movie)
 1958 The Flaming Sword
 1958 A Question of Adultery
Mr. Stanley
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- The Courtroom (1958) ... Wembler
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I didn't like school, and it didn't like me. When I first auditioned for the school play at age twelve, I was asked to imagine that I was on a crowded tram like the ones in San Francisco. The headmaster was not impressed with my work, characterizing it as terrible and inserting that I'd never be an actor. My rebuttal was that I'd never been on a tram because I was always driven to school in the ... See more »


Kirk Douglas happened to see Thring chop off Laurence Olivier's hand in the Lord's Stratford-on-Avon's production of "Titus Andronicus." Actor-producer Douglas was sufficient impressed to do the same with Tony Curtis' hand in his upcoming production of "The Vikings.". See more »


Often played refined, autocratic villains


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