(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
|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|
|Inspector Morse Set Seven: Promised Land|