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John Thaw, CBE
Born
John Edward Thaw

(1942-01-03)3 January 1942
Died 21 February 2002(2002-02-21) (aged 60)
Luckington, Wiltshire, England
Cause of death Oesophageal cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–2001
Spouse(s)
Sally Alexander (m. 1964–1968)
(divorced); 1 child
Sheila Hancock (m. 19732002)
(his death); 2 children

John Thaw CBE (3 January 1942 - 21 February 2002) was a British actor.

Thaw was born in Longsight, and grew up in Gorton and Burnage, all inner-city areas of Manchester. He is best known for his starring roles in The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC.

Thaw was married to actress Sheila Hancock (born 1933) from 1973 until his death from oesophageal cancer in Luckington, Wiltshire.

Honours and awards

  • 1989 British Academy Award
  • 1992 British Academy Award
  • 1994 CBE
  • 1998 "Most Popular Actor" - National TV Awards
  • 1998 "Special Recognition Award" - National TV Awards
  • 1999 "Most Popular Actor" - National TV Awards
  • 2001 BAFTA fellowship

Performances

Television series

  • 1961 The Younger Generation
  • 1963–64 "Z-Cars"
  • 1965–66 Redcap
  • 1966–67 Inheritance
  • 1974 Thick As Thieves
  • 1975–78 The Sweeney
  • 1983 Mitch
  • 1985–89 Home to Roost
  • 1987–2000 Inspector Morse
  • 1991 Stanley and the Women
  • 1992 A Year in Provence
  • 1995–2001 Kavanagh QC
  • 1999 Plastic Man
  • 2000 Monsignor Renard
  • 2001 The Glass

TV Movies

  • 1961 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
  • 1963 The Lads
  • 1964 I Can Walk Where I Like, Can't I?
  • 1964 The Other Man
  • 1966 The Making of Jericho
  • 1974 Regan
  • 1978 Dinner at the Sporting Club
  • 1980 Drake's Venture
  • 1984 The Life and Death of King John
  • 1984 Killer Waiting
  • 1985 We'll Support You Ever More
  • 1987 The Sign of Four
  • 1992 Bomber Harris
  • 1993 The Mystery of Morse
  • 1994 The Absence of War
  • 1996 Into the Blue"
  • 1998 Goodnight Mister Tom
  • 1999 The Waiting Time
  • 2000 The Last Morse
  • 2000 Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace
  • 2001 Hidden Treasure / Buried Treasure

Movies

  • 1962 Nil Carborundum
  • 1962 Smashing Day
  • 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • 1963 Five to One
  • 1965 Dead Man's Chest
  • 1968 The Bofors Gun
  • 1970 Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition
  • 1970 The Last Grenade
  • 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
  • 1976 The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst
  • 1977 Sweeney!
  • 1978 Sweeney 2
  • 1981 Killing Heat
  • 1987 Business As Usual
  • 1987 Cry Freedom (aka Biko - Biko Asking for Trouble)
  • 1992 Chaplin
  • 1996 Masculine Mesculine

Stage

  • 1960 A Shred of Evidence
  • 1961 The Fire Raisers
  • 1962 Women Beware Women
  • 1962 Semi-Detached (with Laurence Olivier)
  • 1964 The Father
  • 1969 So What About Love?
  • 1970 Random Happenings in the Hebrides by John McGrath
  • 1971 The Lady from the Sea
  • 1973 Collaborators
  • 1976 Absurd Person Singular
  • 1978 Night and Day
  • 1982 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
  • 1983 Twelfth Night
  • 1983 The Time of Your Life
  • 1983 Henry VIII
  • 1984 Pygmalion
  • 1988 All My Sons
  • 1993 The Absence of War by David Hare

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