John Thaw

John Thaw

Actor from England (1942-2002)
John Edward Thaw, CBE was an English actor who appeared in a range of television, stage, and cinema roles.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 3, 1942
HometownGorton, United Kingdom
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseSheila Hancock (m 1973 - 2002) , Sally Alexander (m 1964 - 1968)
ChildrenAbigail Thaw
ParentsJohn Thaw , Dorothy Ablott
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Top Stories

How Dennis Waterman and John Thaw’s The Sweeney gave bad coppers a good name

  • “We’re the Sweeney, son, and we haven’t had any dinner.” That line – spoken by John Thaw in the first episode of The Sweeney – sums up the mood of ground-breaking cop show: disgruntled, permanently hungover, knowingly sharp-witted, and always ready to give some toerag a good old-fashioned shoeing.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure
2h
2001
Goodnight Mr Tom
Goodnight Mr Tom
1h 41min
1998
Into the Blue
Into the Blue
2h
1997
Kavanagh Q.C.
Kavanagh Q.C.
1995
Kavanagh QC
Kavanagh QC
TV-MA
1h 30min
1995
Promised Land
Promised Land
1991
S4 E3
S4 E3
1990

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1993British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorInspector MorseWinner
1992British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBest ActorInspector MorseNominated
1991British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorInspector MorseNominated
1990British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorInspector MorseWinner
1987British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActor in a Supporting RoleCry FreedomNominated