Frank Windsor

Last updated 02 October 2020

Frank Windsor (1928-2020)
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Frank W. Higgins

Born: Thursday 12th July 1928
Died: Wednesday 30th September 2020 (age: 92)


Frank Windsor is an English actor, best know for his role as Detective Sergeant John Watt in Z-Cars and its spin-off Softly, Softly: Taskforce.

He played two character in Doctor Who in the 1980's appearing in The King's Demons and Ghost Light.

He began his career on radio and made an appearance in a 1953 film of Henry V. His first TV appearances were in 1960 in a series of Shakespearean plays.

In 1969 he appeared in the pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the episode My Late Lamented Friend and Partner as the wealthy businessman Sorrensen with a murderous streak. 

He has also had regular roles in the BBC drama Casualty and the ITV drama Peak Practice; played Major Charlie Grace in EastEnders (1992) had various stage roles, and in his later years appeared in a number of television commercials advertising life-assurance policies for the over-50s.