Frank Jarvis (actor)

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

Frank Jarvis
John Francis Train

(1941-05-13)13 May 1941
Died15 September 2010(2010-09-15) (aged 69)
Spouse(s)Christine Murphy (divorced)

He was educated at Orange Hill County Grammar School for Boys, Edgware, where he played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the title role in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. 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 film's 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).

With Wendy Mcphee he toured Europe with the Shakespeare company Theatre Set-Up on many summer seasons, travelling throughout England and the Isle of Man as well as Belgium and Denmark.

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


Year Title Role Notes
1962Mix Me a PersonNobby
1963That Kind of GirlMax
1965Rotten to the CoreMoby
1968Star!First Soldier at St. James PalaceUncredited
1969Mosquito SquadronRAF Corporal Escorting BethUncredited
1969The Italian JobRoger
1972Nobody Ordered LoveCorporal
1975Out of SeasonPostman
1977A Bridge Too FarColonel Frost's Aide
1979A Horse Called JesterCarne
1981Dangerous Davies: The Last DetectiveFarm Heavy
1987The Second VictoryDuty sergeant
1990The KraysDrill SergeantUncredited
2006The Penalty KingMr. McClintock


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

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