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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


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  Endeavour (TV Series) (characters - 23 episodes, 2012 - 2018) (characters by - 4 episodes, 2019)
- Degüello (2019) ... (characters by)
- Confection (2019) ... (characters by)
- Apollo (2019) ... (characters by)
- Pylon (2019) ... (characters by)
- Icarus (2018) ... (characters)
 2006-2015 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of - 42 episodes)
- 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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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Wench is Dead", 1989 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Dexter

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I think Morse, if he had really existed ...... would probably say to me, "Well, you didn't do me too bad a service in your writing." He might say "I wish you'd made me a slightly less miserable blighter and slightly more generous, and you could have painted me in a little bit of a better light." If he had bought me a drink, a large Glenfiddich or something, that would have been very nice, but ... See more »


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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