Kevin Whately Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
Birth NameKevin George Edward Whately
Height 5' 11" (1.81 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 Inspector Morse (1987), Inspector Lewis (2006) 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 (9)

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.
Brother of Frank Whately.
Educated Manchester Training College.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on John Thaw] 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.
I'm not interested in more money for the sake of it. You're aware that if you're nicking all the budget, somebody else is getting threepence ha'penny, or the production values aren't going to be so high.
It always staggers me when series don't use their sidekicks. I don't meant to slight them in any way, but Frost and Midsomer Murders, although they have got ongoing sidekicks, didn't seem to develop them as much as we always have.
[on Inspector Lewis (2006)] It was coming up with the idea of a prototype Morse - the Hathaway character - that I think has made it.

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