John Thaw (1942–2002)

Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Inspector Morse (1987-2000) | Chaplin (1992) | Sweeney! (1977)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations More »
BORN 
Jan 3, 1942 (died Feb 21, 2002)
HEIGHT 
5' 7½" (1.71m)

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Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (61 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Buried TreasureBuried Treasure (TV Movie) Harry  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The GlassThe Glass (TV Mini-series) Jim Proctor (6 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 6
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  • Primary photo for Kavanagh QCKavanagh QC (TV Series) James Kavanagh QC (27 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2001 27
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  • Primary photo for Inspector MorseInspector Morse (TV Series) Chief Inspector Morse (33 episodes, 1987), Executive Producer (Amberlodge Ltd.) (8 episodes, 1993)  Less 1987–2000 33
    • The Remorseful Day (Nov 15, 2000) Chief Inspector Morse, Executive Producer (Amberlodge Ltd.)  Less
    • The Wench Is Dead (Nov 11, 1998) Chief Inspector Morse, Executive Producer (Amberlodge Ltd.)  Less
    • Death Is Now My Neighbour (Nov 19, 1997) Chief Inspector Morse, Executive Producer (Amberlodge Ltd.)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Monsignor RenardMonsignor Renard (TV Mini-series) Monsignor Augustine Renard (4 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000 4
    • Episode #1.4 (Apr 17, 2000) Monsignor Augustine Renard  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Apr 10, 2000) Monsignor Augustine Renard  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 3, 2000) Monsignor Augustine Renard  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Waiting TimeThe Waiting Time (TV Movie) Joshua Mantle  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Plastic ManPlastic Man (TV Movie) Joe McConnell  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Goodnight, Mister TomGoodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie) Tom Oakley  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Into the BlueInto the Blue (TV Movie) Harry Barnett  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Screen TwoScreen Two (TV Series) George Jones (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for A Year in ProvenceA Year in Provence (TV Mini-series) Peter Mayle (12 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 12
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  • Primary photo for Stanley and the WomenStanley and the Women (TV Mini-series) Stanley Duke (4 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991 4
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  • Primary photo for Home to RoostHome to Roost (TV Series) Henry Willows (29 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985–1990 29
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  • Primary photo for Bomber HarrisBomber Harris (TV Movie) Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Mystery!Mystery! (TV Series) Jonathan Small (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The Sign of FourThe Sign of Four (TV Movie) Jonathan Small  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for We'll Support You EvermoreWe'll Support You Evermore (TV Movie) Geoff Hollins  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Life and Death of King JohnThe Life and Death of King John (TV Movie) Hubert de Burgh  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for MitchMitch (TV Series) Mitch (10 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 10
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  • Primary photo for Killer WaitingKiller Waiting (TV Movie) Major Peter Hastings  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night ThrillerSaturday Night Thriller (TV Series) Jack Buchus (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Drake's VentureDrake's Venture (TV Movie) Francis Drake  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The SweeneyThe Sweeney (TV Series) Det. Insp. Jack Regan (53 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975–1978 53
    • Jack or Knave (Dec 28, 1978) Det. Insp. Jack Regan  Less
    • Victims (Dec 14, 1978) Det. Insp. Jack Regan  Less
    • Latin Lady (Nov 30, 1978) Det. Insp. Jack Regan  Less
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  • Primary photo for Play for TodayPlay for Today (TV Series) Dinny Mathews (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Capone InvestmentThe Capone Investment (TV Series) Tom (6 episodes, 1974)  Less 1974 6
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  • Primary photo for Thick as ThievesThick as Thieves (TV Series) Stan (8 episodes, 1974)  Less 1974 8
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  • Primary photo for Armchair CinemaArmchair Cinema (TV Series) Det. Insp. Jack Regan (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
    • Regan (Jun 4, 1974) Det. Insp. Jack Regan  Less
  • Primary photo for The ProtectorsThe Protectors (TV Series) Mario Carpiano (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • Lena (Dec 28, 1973) Mario Carpiano  Less
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) Paul / Larry Gains / Rolf (4 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1973 4
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  • Primary photo for MenaceMenace (TV Series) Don (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • Tom (Apr 26, 1973) Don  Less
  • Primary photo for The Rivals of Sherlock HolmesThe Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) Lt. Holst (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for BBC Play of the MonthBBC Play of the Month (TV Series) Banquo / George J. Bundavin (3 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1973 3
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Black BeautyThe Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) Jack Desmond (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for ITV PlayhouseITV Playhouse (TV Series) Williams (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Armchair TheatreArmchair Theatre (TV Series) Peter / Tony (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for The FrightenersThe Frighteners (TV Series) Wood (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for PretendersPretenders (TV Series) Fast Jack (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for The Onedin LineThe Onedin Line (TV Series) Carby (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for SuspicionSuspicion (TV Series) Richard Early (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for BudgieBudgie (TV Series) Denzil Davies (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Rules, Rules, RulesRules, Rules, Rules (TV Series) Personnel officer (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for ITV Sunday Night DramaITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) Him (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Happy Ever AfterHappy Ever After (TV Series) Frank Wilshaw (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Big BrotherBig Brother (TV Mini-series) Cordon (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Strange ReportStrange Report (TV Series) Inspector Jenner (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for The BorderersThe Borderers (TV Series) Sir Richard (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for InheritanceInheritance (TV Series) Chuff Morcer / Will Oldroyd / Young Brigg Oldroyd (6 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967 6
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  • Primary photo for Bat Out of HellBat Out of Hell (TV Series) Mark Paxton (5 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 5
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  • Primary photo for Out of Town TheatreOut of Town Theatre (TV Mini-series) Wally (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for RedcapRedcap (TV Series) Sergeant John Mann / Sgt John Mann (26 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1966 26
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  • Primary photo for A Poor GentlemanA Poor Gentleman (TV Series) Yeletsky (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965 2
  • Primary photo for The Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreThe Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series) David Jones / Alan Roper (2 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1965 2
  • Primary photo for The AvengersThe Avengers (TV Series) Captain Trench (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for ITV Play of the WeekITV Play of the Week (TV Series) Henry Potter / Frank / Pte Hurst (3 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961–1964 3
  • Primary photo for Z CarsZ Cars (TV Series) Det. Con. Elliot (4 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963 4
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  • Primary photo for ITV Television PlayhouseITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) Barritt (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for BBC Sunday-Night PlayBBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-series) Charlie (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Nil CarborundumNil Carborundum (TV Movie) ACI Neville Harrison  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Smashing DaySmashing Day (TV Movie) Stan  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Probation OfficerProbation Officer (TV Series) Stan Liddell (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The Younger GenerationThe Younger Generation (TV Series) Customer / Max / Edward / Charlie / Peter / Denny / Martin (7 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961 7
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Self (11 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The BAFTA TV Awards 2001The BAFTA TV Awards 2001 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Last Morse: A DocumentaryThe Last Morse: A Documentary (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Britain at War in ColourBritain at War in Colour (TV Mini-series) Narrator  Less 2000– 
  • Primary photo for The Second World War in ColourThe Second World War in Colour (TV Mini-series) Narrator (3 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for National Television AwardsNational Television Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Tonight Live with Steve VizardTonight Live with Steve Vizard (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Aspel & CompanyAspel & Company (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1981
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Morecambe & Wise ShowThe Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) Guvnor (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for On TrialOn Trial (TV Mini-series) General Weygand (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
Archive Footage (21 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Britain's Favourite DetectivesBritain's Favourite Detectives (TV Movie) Himself (2000) (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Big Fat Quiz of the 80sThe Big Fat Quiz of the 80s (TV Special) Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Unforgettable: The SweeneyUnforgettable: The Sweeney (TV Movie) Himself / Jack Regan (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Unforgettable John ThawThe Unforgettable John Thaw (TV Movie) Himself / Det. Insp. Jack Regan / Henry Willows / Inspector Morse / James Kavanagh QC / Various others (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The A to Z of CrimeThe A to Z of Crime (TV Series) Inspector Morse (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
    • M to P (Sep 22, 2011) Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The People's DetectiveThe People's Detective (TV Series) Himself / Chief Inspector Morse (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Morse/Frost (Aug 31, 2010) Himself / Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Call the CopsCall the Cops (TV Mini-series) Jack Regan / Chief Inspector Morse (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode #1.1 (Aug 12, 2008) Jack Regan / Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Real 'Life on Mars'!The Real 'Life on Mars'! (TV Movie) Det. Insp. Jack Regan (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for How TV Changed BritainHow TV Changed Britain (TV Series) Det. Insp. Jack Regan (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Women (Jun 15, 2008) Det. Insp. Jack Regan (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kevin Whately: Morse & MeKevin Whately: Morse & Me (TV Series) Chief Inspector Morse (10 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007
    • Most Difficult to Film (Apr 29, 2007) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
    • Most Dramatic (Apr 29, 2007) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
    • The Bond Between Lewis and Morse (Apr 29, 2007) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Music of MorseThe Music of Morse (TV Movie) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for There's Something About... MorseThere's Something About... Morse (TV Movie) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Lewis... Behind the ScenesLewis... Behind the Scenes (TV Movie) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Super SleuthsSuper Sleuths (TV Series) Chief Inspector Morse (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Inspector Morse (Oct 10, 2006) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Must See TVMust See TV (TV Series) Himself / D.I. Jack Regan (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
    • The Sweeney (Nov 25, 2005) Himself / D.I. Jack Regan (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Total CopsTotal Cops (TV Movie) DI Jack Regan / Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for RIP 2002RIP 2002 (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The John Thaw StoryThe John Thaw Story (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for John Thaw: An AppreciationJohn Thaw: An Appreciation (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The GreatestThe Greatest (TV Series) Chief Inspector Morse (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • 100 Greatest TV Characters (May 5, 2001) Chief Inspector Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Goodbye 2000Goodbye 2000 (TV Movie) Chief Insp. Endeavour Morse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2000

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