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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 Morse (1987), Inspector Lewis (2007) 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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 2013-2014 Endeavour (TV Series) (characters - 8 episodes)
- Neverland (2014) ... (characters)
- Sway (2014) ... (characters)
- Nocturne (2014) ... (characters)
- Trove (2014) ... (characters)
- Home (2013) ... (characters)
  Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of - 29 episodes, 2007 - 2013) (characters - 19 episodes, 2007 - 2011)
- Intelligent Design: Part 2 (2013) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- Intelligent Design: Part 1 (2013) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- The Ramblin' Boy: Part 2 (2013) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- The Ramblin' Boy: Part 1 (2013) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
- Down Among the Fearful: Part 2 (2013) ... (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
 2012 Endeavour (TV Movie) (characters)
 2006 Inspector Lewis (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited) / (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of)
  Inspector Morse (TV Series) (characters - 15 episodes, 1990 - 1993) (novel - 11 episodes, 1987 - 2000) (idea - 3 episodes, 1989) (characters created by - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992) (story - 2 episodes, 1988 - 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 Wench is Dead", 1989 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Dexter
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Morse was popular because of his foibles. See more »

Trivia:

He became a good friend of Inspector Morse (1987) star John Thaw and admired his performance so much that he has stated that while his estate owns the copyright to the Inspector Morse stories, which extends to 70 years after his own death, no other actor will be allowed to play the role. However, Colin Baker was allowed to play the role for a stage production in 2010. See more »

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Libra

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