|Born||31st October 1922|
|Died||4th November 1982 (aged 60)|
|First appearance||My British Buddy|
|Last appearance||Turkey Dinner|
|Series||6 - 7|
Talfryn Thomas (31st October 1922 – 4th November 1982) played Private Cheeseman in the television series of Dad's Army.
Early life and career
Talfryn Thomas born in Swansea, Wales. After leaving school, he trained as an instrument mechanic at the local weights and measures office.
Early acting career
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.
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 dropped from the series after the later five episodes of Season 7, with no explanation given for his departure..
Other acting work and later career
Final years and death
Talfryn Thomas died after a heart attack at the age of 60 in 1982.