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Colin Dexter (1930–2017)

Colin Dexter was born on September 29, 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England as Norman Colin Dexter. He was a writer and actor, known for Inspector Lewis (2006), Inspector Morse (1987) and Endeavour (2012). He was married to Dorothy Cooper. He died on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Inspector Lewis
(2006-2015)
Inspector Morse
(1987-2000)
Endeavour
Endeavour Writer
(2012-2017)

Filmography

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 2012-2017 Endeavour (TV Series) (characters - 17 episodes)
- Harvest (2017) ... (characters)
- Lazaretto (2017) ... (characters)
- Canticle (2017) ... (characters)
- Game (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Dead of Jericho", 1981 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Dexter
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Personal Quote:

A huge part of Morse's attraction was John Thaw. Dear old John. So modest. He told me he couldn't understand his fame, that the only thing he could do better than anyone else was learn his lines. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded an O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to literature in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours List. He was presented with the O.B.E. by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 27 October 2000. See more »

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Libra

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