John Thaw

Born Jan 3, 1942
  • Actor, Television Producer
John Edward Thaw, CBE was an English actor, who appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles, his most popular being television series such as Redcap, The Sweeney, Home to Roost, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC.

John Thaw Stats


: John Edward Thaw, John Edward Thaw, CBE, John Thaw CBE


: Actor, Television Producer


: 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)


: England

Date of Birth

: Jan 3, 1942 - Feb 21, 2002 (60 years old)

Place of Birth

: Longsight

Date of Death

: Feb 21, 2002

Place of Death

: Luckington

Cause of Death

: Cancer of the larynx

John Thaw Film Roles

  1. Chaplin
    Fred Karno
  2. Cry Freedom
  3. Business as Usual
    Kieran Flynn
    Business as Usual
  4. Goodnight Mister Tom
    Tom Oakley
    Goodnight Mister Tom
  5. Sweeney!
  6. Sweeney 2
    Det. Insp. Jack Regan
    Sweeney 2
  7. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  8. Service of All the Dead
  9. Drake's Venture
    Francis Drake
  10. Killing Heat
    Dick Turner

John Thaw TV Starring Roles

  1. Inspector Morse
    Chief Inspector Morse
  2. Home to Roost
    Henry Willows
  3. Kavanagh QC
    James Kavanagh QC
  4. The Sweeney
    Det. Insp. Jack Regan
    The Sweeney
  5. Inheritance
    Will Oldroyd
  6. A Year in Provence
    Peter Mayle
  7. Mitch
  8. Bat Out of Hell
    Mark Paxton
  9. Thick As Thieves

John Thaw TV Guest Roles

  1. Into the Blue
    Harry Barnett
  2. King John
  3. Series 3, Episode 2
  4. The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst
  5. Macbeth
  6. Dinner at the Sporting Club
  7. Mutiny
  8. Sunset Mansions or Whatever Happened to Janey Babe?
    Denzil Davies
  9. The Last Morse: A Documentary
  10. The Hostage