|Born||Frank Permian Vosper
15 December 1899
Hampstead, London, England
|Died||6 March 1937
|Cause of death||accidental drowning|
|Occupation||actor & writer|
He also wrote People Like Us, based on the case of Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters. Banned by the Lord Chamberlain after a performance at the Strand Theatre featuring Atholl Fleming, it remained unperformed until 1948 when it premiered at the Wyndhams Theatre, London, with Miles Malleson, George Rose, Robert Flemyng and Kathleen Michael.
His films as an actor included
- The Woman Juror (1926)
- Blinkeyes (1926)
- The Last Post (1929)
- Rome Express (1932)
- Strange Evidence (1932)
- No Funny Business (1933)
- Dick Turpin (1933)
- Waltzes from Vienna (1934)
- Red Ensign (1934)
- Open All Night (1934)
- Blind Justice (1934)
- Jew Suss (1934)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) as Ramon
- Heart's Desire (1935)
- Royal Cavalcade (1935)
- Koenigsmark (1935)
- Secret of Stamboul (1936)
- Spy of Napoleon (1936)
Films as a writer included
- Murder on the Second Floor (1932)
- No Funny Business – 1933
- Shadows on the Stairs – 1941 (adapted from Murder on the Second Floor)
Vosper drowned on 6 March 1937 when he fell from the ocean liner SS Paris. The death was eventually ruled as accidental after considerable media speculation as to the cause of the death. At the time there was considerable debate because Vosper was a well known homosexual and it was said by many that it was because he found his lover flirting with a beauty queen that he threw himself from the ocean liner. 
According to the Daily Express Fiction Library edition of Murder on the Second Floor, Vosper fell from the French ocean liner SS Normandie, while contemporary newspaper accounts noted it was the liner, SS Paris.
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