Frank Jarvis (actor)

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Frank Jarvis
Born John Francis Train
(1941-05-13)13 May 1941
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England, UK
Died 15 September 2010(2010-09-15) (aged 69)
Harefield, Middlesex, England, UK
Spouse(s) Christine Murphy (divorced)

Frank Jarvis (13 May 1941 – 15 September 2010) was a British character actor.[1]

He trained at RADA and made his film debut in Mix Me a Person (1962).[1]

One of Jarvis' best known cinema roles was his portrayal of Roger in the 1969 British crime caper film, The Italian Job.[2] In one of the films iconic scenes, Jarvis' character is stranded in a bus hanging off a cliff.[2] He also appeared in films such as That Kind of Girl (1963), Rotten to the Core (1965), Nobody Ordered Love (1972), Out of Season (1975) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

His television appearances include the Doctor Who serials The War Machines (1966), Underworld (1978) and The Power of Kroll (1978).

Jarvis died on 15 September 2010, at the age of 69.[2] He was a resident of Merry Hill Road in Bushey, Hertfordshire.[2]



  1. ^ a b Gaughan, Gavin (28 October 2010). "Frank Jarvis obituary". The Guardian. London. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Popular Italian Job actor Frank Jarvis mourned". Watford Observer. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 

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