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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 February 1951Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
Birth NameKevin George Edward Whately
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin Whately was born on February 6, 1951 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England as Kevin George Edward Whately. He is an actor, known for The English Patient (1996), Inspector Morse (1987) and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983). He has been married to Madelaine Newton since April 1984. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Madelaine Newton (April 1984 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Children, with Madelaine Newton: Catherine Whately ("Kitty"), born in 1983 and Kieran, born in 1985. Catherine appeared as Kevin's on-screen daughter in the series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) for the first two seasons.
Studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
He plays guitar and listens to Pink Floyd and Dire Straits.
Despite training as an actor in London, Kevin retained his strong Newcastle accent, which was still unusual for an actor at that time.
His brother, Frank, is a drama lecturer at a London university.
Before becoming an actor, he trained as an accountant.
He told Colin Dexter that he would like to have played cricket professionally for England if he had not become an actor, so Dexter devised the storyline for Inspector Morse: Deceived by Flight (1989) in which Sergeant Lewis has to go undercover in a cricket team to investigate drug smuggling.

Personal Quotes (1)

John had a wonderful sense of humor which is belied sometimes by journalists' impression of him as irascible. He loathed the whole celebrity circuit. In between takes he was like an Irish storyteller in a bar - he wouldn't tell jokes, just stories and you would find yourself rolling around and crying with laughter. He was a wonderful mimic, particularly of people on the set rather than famous people. (On John Thaw)

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