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John Thaw

John Thaw

John Thaw (January 3, 1942 - February 21, 2002) was a British actor who achieved his first starring role in the military police television drama Redcap (1964 - 1966), and subsequently appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles.

John Thaw will perhaps be best remembered for two roles: the hard-bitten Flying Squad detective Jack Regan in the television series (and two films) The Sweeney (1974 - 1978), which established him as a major star in the United Kingdom, and as the quietly-spoken, introspective and bitter detective Inspector Morse (1987 - 1993), with specials in 1995 - 1998 and 2000). He subsequently played liberal barrister James Kavanagh in Kavanagh QC (1995 - 1999, with a special in 2001).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

John Thaw Facts

Birth NameJohn Edward Thaw
OccupationActor, Producer
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1942
BirthplaceManchester, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathFebruary 21, 2002 (age 60)
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is John Thaw compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Love Actually
Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour
A Year in Provence
Inspector Morse Set One: The Dead of Jericho
Inspector Morse Collection Complete Series 36 DVDs 3600 Minutes + 3 Bonus Specials
Goodnight Mister Tom
Inspector Morse Set Three: The Last Enemy
Cry Freedom
Inspector Morse Set Seven: Promised Land
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