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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 Endeavour (2012), Inspector Lewis (2006) and Inspector Morse (1987). He was married to Dorothy Cooper. He died on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Endeavour Writer
Inspector Lewis
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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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Other Works:

Novel: "The Wench is Dead", 1989 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 studied classics at Cambridge University. He was a Latin and Greek teacher before moving to Oxford to become a full-time writer. See more »

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