John Thaw

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John Thaw, CBE
Born John Edward Thaw
(1942-01-03)3 January 1942
Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire, England
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. 1964–68) (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.

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  • 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

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