John Thaw

TV Actor

John Thaw was born in Longsight, England, United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1942 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 60, John Thaw biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1942
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Longsight, England, United Kingdom
Death Date
Feb 21, 2002 (age 60)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Sally Alexander, ​ ​(m. 1964; div. 1968)​, Sheila Hancock ​(m. 1973)​
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John Thaw Life

John Edward Thaw (born on January 1942 – February 22, 2002) was an English actor whose most well-known being television, stage, and cinema roles, including Inspector Morse, Redcap, Home to Roost, and Kavanagh QC.

Early life

Thaw was born in Gorton, Manchester, to working-class parents John Edward ("Jack") Thaw (died 1997), a tool-setter at the Fairey Aviation Company, later a long-distance lorry driver, and Dorothy (née Ablott). Thaw had a difficult childhood as his mother left when he was seven years old. Raymond Stuart "Ray" Roberts, his younger brother, immigrated to Australia in the mid-1960s. Thaw grew up in Gorton and Burnage while attending the Ducie Technical High School for Boys. At the age of 16, he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).


John Thaw Career


Thaw made his formal stage debut in A Shred of Evidence at the Liverpool Playhouse soon after leaving RADA and was given a role. Tom Courtenay appeared in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) by David Turner, and he appeared onstage alongside Sir Laurence Olivier in Semi-Detached (1962) by David Turner. In 1963–64, refined Constable Mike Campbell appeared in several episodes of BBC police series Z-Cars as a detective constable. He appeared in two episodes of ABC Weekend Television/ITV's Redcap from 1964 to 1966, portraying Sergeant John Mann, the hard-nosed military policeman. In an early episode of The Avengers, he appeared as a guest star. In 1967, he appeared in Bat Out of Hell. He appeared in In Granada's television/ITV series In 1967, alongside James Bolam and Michael Goodliffe, as well as appearing in television dramas as The Talking Head and episodes of series such as Budgie, where he played against type (opposite Adam Faith) as the son of an elderly prostitute Budgie.

Thaw will perhaps be best known for two television appearances: Jack Regan, the hard-bitten, well-educated, and bitter Inspector in Inspector Morse (1975–1978), and the quietly spoken, reflective, well-educated, and resentful Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse (1985–1998). He was established as a major celebrity in the United Kingdom thanks to his role as Regan in the Thames Television/ITV series and two film spin-offs. When Thaw was first cast in The Sweeney, he was only 32, although some viewers assumed he was older.

Morse became a high-profile figure alongside his put-upon Detective Sergeant Robert "Robbie" Lewis (Kevin Whately), "a cultural curmudgeon with his obsession with classical music, his drinking, his classic Jaguar, and a slew of melancholy." "Thaw was the definitive Morse, grumpy, punky, alcohol, marginally anti-feminist, and pedantic about grammar," The Guardian says. Inspector Morse became one of the country's most popular television series in the mid-1990s; at its high point in the mid-1990s, 18 million people were on display, about one third of the British population. At the 1999 National Television Awards, he was named "Most Popular Actor" and twice received two BAFTA awards for his role as Morse.

He later played liberal working-class Lancastrian barrister James Kavanagh in Kavanagh (1995–99, and 2001–adition). Thaw appeared in two sitcoms, including Thick as Thieves (London Weekend/ITV, 1974) with Bob Hoskins and Home to Roost (Yorkshire/ITV, 1985–90). Thaw is best known in America for the Morse series as well as the BBC series A Year in Provence (1993) with Lindsay Duncan.

He appeared in a number of films directed by Richard Attenborough, including Cry Freedom, in which he portrayed conservative South African justice minister Jimmy Kruger (for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor), and Chaplin alongside Robert Downey Jr.

Thaw appeared in the television version of Michelle Magorian's book Goodnight Mister Tom (Carlton Television/ITV). At the petroleum Institute of Canada, it was named "Most Popular Drama" for the 1999 series "Most Popular Drama."

Thaw appeared in stage productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981, he was in the foyer of the National Theatre in London, where Eamonn Andrews surprised him.


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