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Actor
TalfrynThomas
Talfryn Thomas
Born 31st October 1922
Died 4th November 1982 (aged 60)
First appearance My British Buddy
Last appearance Turkey Dinner
Series 6 - 7
Episode count 6
Talfryn Thomas (31st July 1922 – 4th November 1982) played Private Cheeseman in the television series of Dad's Army.

BiographyEdit

Early life and careerEdit

Talfryn Thomas born in Swansea, Wales. After leaving school, he trained as an instrument mechanic at the local weights and measures office.

Early acting careerEdit

Talfryn first started acting at a local amateur dramatic society known as the Landore Players, but he held back his professional acting career until he had finished serving in the RAF during WWII. After getting his training at RADA and working in provincal theatre, he started doing more roles for television, radio and film.

Dad's ArmyEdit

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Talfryn Thomas as Private Cheeseman in Dad's Army

Talfryn first joined the cast of Dad's Army in the sixth season. His character, a reporter from the Eastbourne Gazette known as Mr. Cheeseman was originally created for a one off episode, but when James Beck died, the character was made into a regular to fill in the spot for Private Walker. However this position was not to last and the character of Private Cheeseman was written out of the series after the later five episodes of Season 7.

Other acting work and later careerEdit

Talfryn also featured in one episode of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's other sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

Final years and deathEdit

Talfryn Thomas died after a heart attack at the age of 60 in 1982.

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