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Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter was born on September 29, 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England as Norman Colin Dexter. He is a writer and actor, known for Inspector Lewis (2006), Inspector Morse (1987) and Endeavour (2012). He has been married to Dorothy Cooper since March 31, 1956. They have two children. See full bio »

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Inspector Lewis
Inspector Morse
Endeavour Writer


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 2012-2017 Endeavour (TV Series) (characters - 17 episodes)
- Episode #4.4 (2017) ... (characters)
- Episode #4.3 (2017) ... (characters)
- Episode #4.2 (2017) ... (characters)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (characters)
- Coda (2016) ... (characters)
  Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of - 42 episodes, 2006 - 2015) (characters - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2012)
- What Lies Tangled: Part 2 (2015) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- What Lies Tangled: Part 1 (2015) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- Magnum Opus: Part 2 (2015) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- Magnum Opus: Part 1 (2015) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- One for Sorrow: Part 2 (2015) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
 2000 Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (Video) (characters)
  Inspector Morse (TV Series) (characters - 17 episodes, 1990 - 1993) (novel - 10 episodes, 1987 - 2000) (idea - 3 episodes, 1989) (story - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1989)
- The Remorseful Day (2000) ... (novel)
- The Wench Is Dead (1998) ... (novel)
- Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997) ... (novel)
- The Daughters of Cain (1996) ... (novel)
- The Way Through the Woods (1995) ... (novel)
 2000 The Last Morse: A Documentary (TV Movie documentary) (characters)
 1993 Morse's Oxford (Video documentary short)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Way Through the Woods," 1992. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Dexter

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Personal Quote:

I met Agatha Christie. People say she couldn't write, but I doubt they've read her beautiful autobiography. She had more imagination than the rest of us by far, misleading you from page one. Tremendous achievement. I've tried to do that in a way. But I can't stick some writers - Dorothy L. Sayers. Wouldn't have worried if she'd written nothing. See more »


He drew on his own experiences of deafness in writing his novel "The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn". See more »

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