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John Edward Thaw, CBE
CBE
(3 January 1942 – 21 February 2002) was an English actor. He appeared in a range of television, stage, and cinema roles, his most popular being television series such as Inspector Morse, Redcap, The Sweeney, Home to Roost and Kavanagh QC.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Illness and death 5 Television, film and stage performances

5.1 Television series 5.2 Television films 5.3 Guest appearances 5.4 Theatrical films 5.5 Stage

6 Honours and awards 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 External links

Early life[edit] Thaw was born in Longsight, Manchester, to working class parents Dorothy (née Ablott) and John, a long-distance lorry driver. Thaw had a difficult childhood as his mother left when he was seven years old[1] and he did not see her again for 12 years. His younger brother, Raymond Stuart "Ray" emigrated to Australia in the mid-1960s.[2] Thaw grew up in Gorton
Gorton
and Burnage, attending the Ducie Technical High School for Boys.[3] He entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) at the age of 16, where he was a contemporary of Tom Courtenay.[4] Career[edit] Soon after leaving RADA Thaw made his formal stage début in A Shred of Evidence at the Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool Playhouse
and was awarded a contract with the theatre. His first film role was a bit part in the 1962 adaptation of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner starring Tom Courtenay and he also acted on-stage opposite Sir Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
in Semi-Detached (1962) by David Turner. He appeared in several episodes of the BBC
BBC
police series Z-Cars in 1963–64 as a detective constable. Between 1964 and 1966, he starred in two series of the ABC Weekend Television/ITV production Redcap, playing the hard-nosed military policeman Sergeant John Mann. He was also a guest star in an early episode of The Avengers. In 1967 he appeared in Bat Out of Hell. In 1967 he appeared in the Granada TV/ITV series, Inheritance, alongside James Bolam and Michael Goodliffe, as well as appearing in TV plays such as The Talking Head and episodes of series such as Budgie, where he played against type (opposite Adam Faith) as an effeminate failed playwright with a full beard and a Welsh accent. Thaw will perhaps be best remembered for two roles: the hard-bitten, tough talking Flying Squad detective Jack Regan in the Thames Television/ITV series (and two films) The Sweeney
The Sweeney
(1975–1978), which established him as a major star in the United Kingdom. Thaw was only 32 when he was cast in The Sweeney, although many viewers thought he was older. The second one was the quietly spoken, introspective, well-educated and bitter detective Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse
(1987–93, with specials from 1995 to 1998 and 2000). Alongside his put-upon Detective Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately), Morse became a cult character—"a cognitive curmudgeon with his love of classical music, his drinking, his classic Jaguar and spates of melancholy".[5] Thaw was the definitive Morse, grumpy, crossword-fixated, drunk, slightly anti-feminist, and pedantic about grammar.[6] Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse
became one of the UK's most loved TV series; the final three episodes, shown in 2000, were seen by 18 million people, about one third of the British population,[7] and have been enjoyed by global audiences for years. For example, repeat episodes are even currently (September 2015) enjoyed most weeks in Denmark on the main DR1 television channel in English with Danish subtitles.[8] He won "Most Popular Actor" at the 1999 National Television Awards and won two BAFTA awards for his role as Morse. He subsequently played liberal working-class Lancastrian barrister James Kavanagh in Kavanagh QC
Kavanagh QC
(1995–99, and a special in 2001). Thaw also tried his hand at comedy with two sitcoms—Thick as Thieves (London Weekend/ITV, 1974) with Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
and Home to Roost (Yorkshire/ITV, 1985–90). Thaw is best known in America for the Morse series, as well as the BBC
BBC
series A Year in Provence (1993) with Lindsay Duncan. Thaw was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1981 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews in the foyer of the National Theatre, London. During the 1970s and '80s, Thaw frequently appeared in productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
and Royal National Theatre. He appeared in a number of films for director Richard Attenborough, including Cry Freedom, where he portrayed the conservative South African justice minister Jimmy Kruger (for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor), and Chaplin alongside Robert Downey Jr.. Thaw also appeared in the TV adaptation of the Michelle Magorian book Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
(Carlton Television/ITV). It won "Most Popular Drama" at the National Television Awards, 1999.[9] Personal life[edit] On 27 June 1964, Thaw married Sally Alexander, a feminist activist and theatre stage manager, and now professor of history at Goldsmiths, University of London.[10] They divorced four years later.[11] He met actress Sheila Hancock
Sheila Hancock
in 1969 on the set of a London comedy So What About Love?[12] She was married to fellow actor Alexander "Alec" Ross, and after Thaw professed his love to Hancock, she told him that she would not have an affair.[12] After the death of her husband (from oesophageal cancer) in 1971, Thaw and Hancock married on 24 December 1973 in Cirencester,[12][13] and he remained with her until his death in 2002 (also from oesophageal cancer).[14] He had three daughters (all of whom are actresses): Abigail from his first marriage to Sally Alexander, Joanna from his second marriage to Sheila Hancock, and he also adopted Sheila Hancock's daughter Melanie Jane, from Hancock's first marriage to Alec Ross.[11][15] Melanie Jane legally changed her surname from Ross to Thaw.[12] Thaw was a committed socialist[16] and lifelong supporter of the Labour Party.[17] He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(CBE) in March 1993 by Queen Elizabeth II.[18] In September 2006, Thaw was voted by the general public as number 3, after David Jason and Morecambe and Wise, in a poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars for the past 50 years.[19] Illness and death[edit] A heavy drinker until going teetotal in 1995,[12] and a heavy smoker from the age of 12,[15] Thaw was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in June 2001.[20][21] He underwent chemotherapy in hope of overcoming the illness, and at first seemed to be responding well to the treatment, but just before Christmas 2001 he was told that the cancer had spread.[22] He died on 21 February 2002,[15] seven weeks after his 60th birthday, the day after he signed a new contract with ITV,[23][24] and the day before his wife's birthday. At the time of his death he was living at his country home, near the villages of Luckington
Luckington
and Sherston in Wiltshire,[25] and was cremated in Westerleigh, near Yate
Yate
in South Gloucestershire, in a private service.[26] A memorial service was held on 4 September 2002 at St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields
church in Trafalgar Square, attended by 800 people including Prince Charles, Richard Attenborough, Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
and Cherie Blair.[27] Television, film and stage performances[edit] Television series[edit]

1961: The Younger Generation – Customer / Max / Edward / Charlie / Peter / Denny / Martin 1964 to 1966: Redcap (Two Series) – Sergeant John Mann 1966: Bat Out of Hell – Mark Paxton 1974: Thick As Thieves – Stan 1974: The Capone Investment – Tom 1975 to 1978: The Sweeney
The Sweeney
(Four Series & 2 movies) – Det. Insp. Jack Regan 1983: Mitch – Mitch 1985 to 1990: Home to Roost (Four Series) – Henry Willows 1987 to 2000: Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse
(Thirty-three films) – Chief Inspector Morse 1991: Stanley and the Women – Stanley Duke 1992: A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle 1995 to 2001: Kavanagh QC
Kavanagh QC
(Six Series) – James Kavanagh QC 1999: Plastic Man – Joe McConnell 2000: Monsignor Renard – Monsignor Augustine Renard 2001: The Glass – Jim Proctor

Television films[edit]

1961: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance 1963: The Lads 1964: I Can Walk Where I Like, Can't I? 1964: The Other Man 1966: The Making of Jericho 1974: Regan 1978: Dinner at the Sporting Club 1980: Drake's Venture – Francis Drake 1984: Killer Waiting – Major Peter Hastings 1984: The Life and Death of King John – Hubert de Burgh 1985: We'll Support You Ever More – Geoff Hollins 1986: Stainheads 1987: The Sign of Four – Jonathan Small 1989: Bomber Harris – Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris 1993: The Mystery of Morse 1994: The Absence of War 1996: Into the Blue – Harry Barnett 1998: Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
– Tom Oakley 1999: The Waiting Time – Joshua Mantle 2000: The Last Morse 2000: Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace – Inspector Morse 2001: Hidden Treasure / Buried Treasure – Harry (final film role)

Guest appearances[edit]

1962 Probation Officer: Episode No. 4.4 (28 May 1962) 1963 ITV Television Playhouse: The Lads (15 August 1963) 1963 Z-Cars: A La Carte (18 September 1963) 1963 Z-Cars: Light the Blue Paper (25 September 1963) 1963 Z-Cars: A Quiet Night (2 October 1963) 1963 Z-Cars: Hide – And Go Seek (16 October 1963) 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Five to One (31 December 1963) 1964 The Avengers: Esprit De Corps (14 March 1964) 1965 A Poor Gentleman: Episode No. 1.1 (12 October 1965) 1965 A Poor Gentleman: Episode No. 1.2 (19 October 1965) 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Dead Man's Chest (31 October 1965) 1967 Inheritance: Murder (29 September 1967) 1967 Inheritance: A Man of His Time (1 December 1967) 1969 The Borderers: Dispossessed (25 March 1969) 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre: The Haunting (28 June 1969) 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre: The Talking Head (30 August 1969) 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre: In Another Country (11 October 1969) 1969 Strange Report: Report 2475: Revenge – When a Man Hates (9 November 1969) 1970 Play of the Month: Macbeth (BBC, 20 September 1970) 1970 Happy Ever After: Don't Walk Away (12 December 1970) 1971 Budgie: Sunset Mansions or Whatever Happened to Janey Baib? (25 June 1971) 1971 Armchair Theatre: Competition (5 October 1971) 1971 Suspicion: I'll Go Along with That (14 December 1971) 1971 The Onedin Line: Mutiny (24 December 1971) 1972 Pretenders: The Paymaster (9 April 1972) 1972 The Frighteners: Old Comrades (21 July 1972) 1972 Armchair Theatre: What Became of Me? (29 August 1972) 1972 ITV Playhouse: Refuge for a Hero (6 September 1972) 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty: The Hostage (30 September 1972) 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Horst (4 March 1973) 1973 Menace: Tom (26 April 1973) 1973 BBC
BBC
Play of the Month: Caucasian Chalk Circle (16 May 1973) 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre: Passengers (20 May 1973) 1973 The Protectors: Lena (28 December 1973) 1976 The Morecambe & Wise Show: 1976 Christmas Show (25 December 1976) 1977 This Is Your Life: Sheila Hancock
Sheila Hancock
(5 January 1977) 1978 The South Bank Show (26 November 1978) 1981 This Is Your Life: John Thaw
John Thaw
(18 March 1981) 1982 Saturday Night Thriller: Where is Betty Buchus? (4 December 1982) 1987 Sherlock Holmes episode: The Sign of Four (portrayed Jonathan Small)

Theatrical films[edit]

1962: Smashing Day – Stan 1962: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Bosworth (uncredited) 1962: Nil Carborundum – ACI Neville Harrison 1963: Five to One – Alan Roper 1965: Dead Man's Chest 1968: The Bofors Gun – Featherstone 1970: Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition – Dom 1970: The Last Grenade
The Last Grenade
– Terry Mitchell 1972: Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
– Shavers 1977: Sweeney!
Sweeney!
– Det. Insp. Jack Regan 1978: Sweeney 2
Sweeney 2
– Det. Insp. Jack Regan 1981: Killing Heat – Dick Turner 1987: Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom
(aka Biko – Biko Asking for Trouble) – Kruger 1988: Business As Usual – Kieran Flynn 1992: Chaplin – Fred Karno 1996: Masculine Mescaline (short) – The Man 1998: Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
- Tom

Stage[edit]

1958 Cymbeline 1958 As You Like It 1958 The Cherry Orchard 1958 Pillars of Society 1958 The Taming of the Shrew 1958 A Winter's Tale 1958 The Lady's Not For Burning 1958 Twelfth Night 1958 MacBeth 1959 Hobson's Choice 1959 Paradise Lost 1959 Antigone 1959 Alcestis 1959 Faust 1959 The Knight of the Burning Pestle 1960 A Shred of Evidence 1960 The Wind and the Rain 1960 Staircase 1961 The Fire Raisers 1961 Chips With Everything 1961 Two into One 1962 Women Beware Women 1962 Semi-Detached (with Laurence Olivier) 1964 The Father 1967 Around The World in 80 Days 1967 Little Malcom And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs 1969 So What About Love? 1970 Random Happenings in the Hebrides by John McGrath 1971 The Lady from the Sea 1972 Chinamen 1972 The New Quixote 1972 Black And Silver 1972 The Two of Us 1973 Collaborators 1976 Absurd Person Singular 1977 The Two of Us (Revival) 1978 Night and Day 1982 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance 1983 Twelfth Night 1983 The Time of Your Life 1983 Henry VIII 1984 Pygmalion 1986 Two into One (Revival) 1988 All My Sons 1993 The Absence of War by David Hare 2001 Peter Pan as Captain Hook

Honours and awards[edit] Won

1978 Evening Standard British Film Award – Best Actor for: Sweeney! 1990 British Academy Award
British Academy Award
– Best Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 1993 British Academy Award
British Academy Award
– Best Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 1994 CBE 1995 Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden – Best Foreign TV Personality – Male (Bästa utländska man) 1998 National Television Award
National Television Award
– Most Popular Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 1998 Special Recognition Award – Most Popular Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 1999 National Television Award
National Television Award
– Most Popular Actor for: "Goodnight, Mister Tom" 2001 National Television Award
National Television Award
– Most Popular Actor for: "Inspector Morse" and Academy Fellowship

Nominated

1988 British Academy Award
British Academy Award
– Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: "Cry Freedom" 1991 British Academy Award
British Academy Award
– Best Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 1992 British Academy Award
British Academy Award
– Best Actor for: "Inspector Morse" 2000 National Television Award
National Television Award
– Most Popular Actor for: "Monsignor Renard" 2002 National Television Award
National Television Award
– Most Popular Actor for: "Buried Treasure"

References[edit]

^ "The extraordinary world of John Thaw". Manchester
Manchester
Evening News. 17 February 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2016.  ^ Whitty, Fiona (13 November 2000), "The last interview before Morse dies", The Sun  "House of the Week Boulevard beauty is Creek choice", The Northern Times, 13 April 2001  Viner, Brian (11 October 2001), "Is there life after Inspector Morse?", The Independent  Dibben, Kay (10 March 2002), "Mother's rejection that haunted my brother John Thaw
John Thaw
– Brisbane man tells of family heartache", The Sunday Mail  Moon, Timur (7 April 2002), "The secret hideaway of John Thaw", The Northern Echo  "A class of his own", The Sun, 31 August 2002  Nixson, Matt (22 September 2002), "Sally, the wife who Thaw just couldn't forget", The Mail on Sunday  Pritchard, Louisa (11 April 2004), "Now tragic John Thaw
John Thaw
's brother battles cancer", The Mail on Sunday  Hancock, Sheila (2009), The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4088-0693-7  ^ Purser, Philip (22 February 2002). "Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2016.  ^ "John Thaw: Forever Morse". BBC
BBC
News. 21 February 2002. Retrieved 20 May 2010.  ^ BBC
BBC
Obit . Retrieved 20 February 2010 ^ "No one else should play Inspector Morse, says his creator Colin Dexter Television & radio". The Guardian. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  ^ ITV Morse synopsis Archived 28 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 20 February 2010 ^ "TV-guiden - TV - DR". DR TV. Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
synopsis Archived 24 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. ITV. Retrieved 20 February 2010. ^ "'The idea of appearing in Morse without Dad brought tears to my eyes': John Thaw's daughter gives emotional interview". Daily Mail. London.  ^ a b McGowan, Bob and Catherine Avery (22 September 2002). "Mystery of John Thaw
John Thaw
fortune". Express on Sunday.  ^ a b c d e Driscoll, Margarette (19 December 2004). "The Morse Saga – Interview". The Sunday Times.  ^ Lee, David (22 February 2002). "Friends' tribute to Morse star Thaw". The Scotsman.  ^ Guinness, Daphne (11 November 2004). "Morse: More Sad, More Angry Than You Ever Knew". The Sydney Morning Herald.  ^ a b c "John Thaw – Obituary". The Times. 23 February 2002.  ^ "John Thaw: Forever Morse". BBC
BBC
News. 21 February 2002.  ^ Sengupta, Kim (5 September 2002). "Prince and Cherie Booth at Thaw memorial". The Independent. London.  ^ "No Mystery Here". The Buffalo News. 19 March 1993.  ^ "Who dares WINS, Rodders! – David Greatest TV Star for 50 Years". News of the World. 10 September 2006.  ^ " John Thaw
John Thaw
Has Throat Cancer". London Evening Standard. 19 June 2001.  ^ " John Thaw
John Thaw
Pledges Comeback as He Reveals Cancer Battle". The Guardian. 20 June 2001.  ^ "Thaw's Cancer Setback". Herald Sun. 6 January 2002.  ^ "Thaw Signed New Contract". Wales on Sunday. 7 April 2002.  ^ "Thaw signed new contract. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ "Sold Down the River". Western Daily Press. 19 April 2006.  ^ Cowling, James (27 February 2002). "Actor Thaw Remembered for 'Generosity and Kindness'". Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Counties Publications.  ^ "Charles joins Thaw memorial". BBC
BBC
News. 4 September 2002. 

Bibliography[edit]

Hancock, Sheila (2004). The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-0-7475-7020-2 John Thaw: The Biography. Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank. London: Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-99475-0

External links[edit]

John Thaw
John Thaw
on IMDb John Thaw's appearance on This Is Your Life

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor

Paul Rogers (1955) Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
(1956) Michael Gough (1957) Michael Hordern
Michael Hordern
(1958) Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
(1959) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1960) Lee Montague (1961) Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
(1962) Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corbett
(1963) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1964) Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark
(1965) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1966) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1967) Eric Porter (1968) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(1969) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1970) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1971) John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(1972) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1973) Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(1974) Peter Barkworth (1975) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1976) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) Peter Barkworth (1978) Edward Fox (1979) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1980) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1983) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1984) Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
(1985) Bob Peck (1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) David Jason (1988) Ray McAnally (1989) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1990) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1991) Robert Lindsay (1992) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1993) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1994) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1995) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1996) Nigel Hawthorne (1997) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1999) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2000) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2001) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2002) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2003) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2004) Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(2005) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2008) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2009) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) Daniel Rigby (2011) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2012) Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(2013) Sean Harris (2014) Jason Watkins (2015) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2016) Adeel Akhtar (2017)

v t e

BAFTA Fellowship recipients

1971–2000

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1971) Freddie Young (1972) Grace Wyndham Goldie (1973) David Lean
David Lean
(1974) Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau
(1975) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1976) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Denis Forman (1977) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1978) Lew Grade
Lew Grade
(1979) Huw Wheldon
Huw Wheldon
(1979) David Attenborough
David Attenborough
(1980) John Huston
John Huston
(1980) Abel Gance
Abel Gance
(1981) Michael Powell
Michael Powell
& Emeric Pressburger
Emeric Pressburger
(1981) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1983) Hugh Greene (1984) Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel
(1984) Jeremy Isaacs (1985) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1986) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1987) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1988) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1989) Paul Fox (1990) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1991) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1992) David Plowright (1992) Sydney Samuelson (1993) Colin Young (1993) Michael Grade
Michael Grade
(1994) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1995) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1996) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(1996) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1996) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1996) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1997) Steven Bochco
Steven Bochco
(1997) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Oswald Morris (1997) Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1997) David Rose (1997) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1998) Bill Cotton
Bill Cotton
(1998) Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1999) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1999) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2000) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(2000) Peter Bazalgette
Peter Bazalgette
(2000)

2001–present

Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2001) John Thaw
John Thaw
(2001) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2002) Merchant Ivory Productions (2002) Andrew Davies (2002) John Mills
John Mills
(2002) Saul Zaentz
Saul Zaentz
(2003) David Jason (2003) John Boorman
John Boorman
(2004) Roger Graef (2004) John Barry (2005) David Frost
David Frost
(2005) David Puttnam
David Puttnam
(2006) Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2006) Anne V. Coates (2007) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Will Wright (2007) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2008) Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
(2008) Dawn French
Dawn French
& Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
(2009) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(2009) Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell
(2009) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2010) Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
(2010) Melvyn Bragg
Melvyn Bragg
(2010) Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
(2011) Peter Molyneux
Peter Molyneux
(2011) Trevor McDonald (2011) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2012) Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
(2012) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(2013) Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
(2013) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
(2014) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2014) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2015) David Braben (2015) Jon Snow (2015) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2016) John Carmack
John Carmack
(2016) Ray Galton & Alan Simpson (2016) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2017) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(2017) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2018)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 91535456 LCCN: no96047578 ISNI: 0000 0001 1774 694X GND: 129809950 SUDOC: 132168391 BN

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