Frank Harvey (English screenwriter)

Frank Harvey (1912–1981) was an English screenwriter and playwright who jointly won a BAFTA Award with John Boulting and Alan Hackney for I'm All Right Jack in 1960. During his career he was nominated for a second BAFTA for Private's Progress.


He was born on 11 August 1912 in Manchester, Lancashire, his father was Frank Harvey and his mother was Grace Ackerman. He died on 6 November 1981 in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. He was the third of three generations of writers who all took the non-de plume 'Frank Harvey'. His grandfather, originally John Ainsworth Hilton and his father, originally Harvey Ainsworth Hilton all took the name when writing and performing for the stage.

His father, Harvey Ainsworth Hilton also called Frank Harvey (1883–1965) was born in London, England before he moved to Australia in 1914 and did not return until 1926. Harvey was an actor and a playwright, producing 4 plays including The Last Enemy (1929) and Cape Forlorn (1930).

Harvey Junior spent part of his childhood in Australia. He studied at Cambridge, where he began acting, later moving into writing.[1]


Frank Harvey married Margaret Inchbold, the great niece of the Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Inchbold, on 21 December 1936. He had a step-sister, Helen, from his father's second marriage to Helen Rosamond 'Bobbie' McMillan, daughter of Sir William McMillan, Minister for Railways in New South Wales, Australia.




  • The Unthinking Lobster (1948)



  • Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode) (1978)
  • Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode) (1982)
  • ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode) (1957)

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  1. ^ "Australian actor's son on screen". The Sun. New South Wales, Australia. 7 June 1951. p. 33 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved 17 June 2020 – via Trove.