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Oliver Thornton

Oliver Thornton
Birth name Oliver Rhoe Thornton
Born (1979-09-10) September 10, 1979 (age 34)
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Genres Vocal, comedy, musical theatre
Occupations Stage actor, singer

Oliver Thornton (born September 10, 1979) is a stage actor and singer who is best known for his contributions to musical theatre in London's West End. Beginning in December 2012 he will play Frank N Furter in a yearlong UK tour of Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary.[1]

Life and career

Early life

Oliver Rhoe Thornton was born on 10 September 1979 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Whilst at school, he discovered an interest in performing and studied classical ballet from an early age. He gained further acting experience with the Abergavenny Amateur Operatic Society, or AAODS for short, which has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.


Thornton began performing in South Wales, where he studied classical ballet, before completing a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Thornton's stage credits include:

Thornton has also sung with theatreland's first supergroup, Teatro (Sony BMG), during their live performances throughout England and Europe.[2] While in Starlight Express's UK tour, Thornton's role was understudied by actor Tim Driesen.[3]


Thornton's screen credits include:

Awards and nominations

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Adam (Felicia) in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Theatregoers' Choice Award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Musical" Won UK Award for "Best Featured Actor in a Musical" Won


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