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This article is for the character from 28 Days Later (film). For the Black Ops soldier from the 28 Days Later comic series, see Frank (comic series).
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Appearance(s): 28 Days Later (film)
28 Days Later (comic series)
Profession: Taxi driver
Nationality: British (English)
Category: Infected

Cause of Infection: A drop of infected blood caused by a crow which was eating the dead Infected.

Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Repeatedly shot through the back by British Army soldiers.

-Hannah... I love you very much... —Frank's last words to his daughter, before forcing her away and succumbing to the Rage Virus.

Frank was the father of Hannah, and a survivor of the Rage Virus after it originally decimated Great Britain, until he was infected and killed. Frank also was a Taxi Driver. He also helped two people, Jim & Selena escape from the infected by killing them with Police Riot Gear.


Little is known of Frank's life before the Rage Virus broke out, other than that he had a wife, whom it would appear died during or before the outbreak, and his only daughter, Hannah.

Following the Original Outbreak of Infection, Frank and Hannah holed up in their flat in an apartment building, collecting rainwater to drink using buckets on the building roof, and setting up battery-powered Christmas lights on the apartment window to alert any other survivors in the city to their presence.

28 Days Later (film)[]

After killing Mark, Jim and Selena saw a battery-powered Christmas Light in Frank & Hannah's Apartment, they thought that there might be a survivor living in that apartment & then they entered the apartment's building and were chased up the stairwell by two Infected, Frank directed the two to his and Hannah's apartment and fended off and killed the Infected with Police riot gear.

Frank then returned to his and Hannah's apartment and allowed Jim and Selena to stay for the night. The following morning, Frank and Jim decided that they could not stay at the apartment building for much longer as water sources were dwindling due to lack of rainfall and also the tendency for sound to carry in the confined apartment block, Frank decided to follow a recorded radio message from the British Army, which he picked up on a hand-crank radio; the message stating that the military had salvation for survivors and "the answer to Infection" at the Forty-Second Blockade on the M602, northeast of Manchester.


Frank welcomes Jim and Selena into his flat.

The group agreed to travel from London to the blockade, and began to drive there in Frank's taxi. Along the way, Frank and the group narrowly avoided a horde of Infected in an underground tunnel while changing a flat tire, and raided a supermarket for food and a burger shop for petrol, before stopping at an old castle ruin in the countryside for the night. The following morning, Frank and the group resumed their journey to the Forty-Second Blockade, to find it abandoned and Manchester in flames.

Out of frustration and disappointment, while Frank was alone at the blockade he sat for some time & then when he saw the crow eating an Infected Soldier, he told the crow to get out. he went to that pillar & kicked it so that the crow flew away, unintentionally causing a drop of blood to fall on Frank's eye which made him one of The Infected. Realising he had seconds left, Frank told Hannah that he loved her, before forcing her back into the arms of Selena. Selena realised Frank was infected and screamed at Jim to kill him as the Infection overwhelmed Frank. The infected Frank then charged at Jim, and just as Jim was about to kill Frank, the latter was repeatedly shot and killed by two of the soldiers of Major Henry West.

His body was left to rot in place. Later, with the soldiers, Hannah announced her intention to return to bury her father, but it is unknown if she finally had the opportunity to do it.

Frank also makes an appearance in the comics.

However, the comics are not considered to be canonical.


Frank is shot dead by the soldiers.

28 Days Later (comic series)[]

Frank was seen in Selena's hallucination of the afterlife, drinking happily with Mark and Clint Harris' deceased team.


Frank was a generous and kind person, and was willing to risk alerting the Infected to his hideout to rescue two complete strangers. He was also a loving and caring father, but did sometimes lose his temper when disappointed or infuriated deeply enough.


The infected Frank in a flashback.


  • In the film, if one looks carefully in the brief shots of Frank's face after he is infected, Frank's eyes are normal, and he is not bleeding from his eyes or mouth. This is either error or because he hadn't been infected long before being gunned down by the soldiers.
  • It remains ironic that Frank was infected after arriving at his destination, and was killed by the same soldiers he was searching for.
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