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Name: Willie Thorne  
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Date of Birth: 4th March 1954
Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Willie Thorne
Personal Information
Date of birth March 4, 1954
Nationality English
Professional 1975 - present
2004/5 World Ranking  ?
Best World Ranking 7 (1984/84, 1986/87)
World Championship Best quarter-final (1982, 1986)
Highest Break 147 (UK Championship 1987)
Ranking Tournament Wins
Mercantile Credit Classic 1985

William Joseph "Willie" Thorne (born 4 March 1954) is an English professional snooker player and commentator.

A brilliant junior, Thorne became national under-16 champion at both snooker and billiards in 1970. He never really converted this early promise into professional success, however, only ever winning one ranking tournament (the Mercantile Credit Classic in 1985), and peaking at number seven in the world rankings in the mid-1980s.

Thorne's bald head makes him instantly recognisable, and he has become a popular senior character in the game, commentating on snooker for television.

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