S. he said: “Going to work on Endeavour doesn’t feel like a homage to my father. ‘You have to be incredibly thick-skinned in this business – rejection is a horrible thing, which is why so many people probably do trade on the family name and work with other members of their family. "But it does give me a jolt every now and then.”. At the time I never had a burning desire to act with him, but now that he’s gone, of course, I wish I had.” Looking forward, Thaw is passionate about the possibility of future Endeavours. The original Inspector Morse series ended in 2000 after 13 years and 33 episodes, and more than 18 million viewers tuned in to see the detective’s last moments in The Remorseful Day. ‘I remember having dinner with him one evening after I’d been appearing in a play and a man came up to me and told me I wasn’t as good in it as I’d been the last time he’d seen me perform. “Shaun has made an excellent job of it,” she asserts in the same forthright way often employed by her father. After school she spent a year in Italy, where she was in a car accident. Dezember 2011, abgerufen am 12. She was brought ... Born: 1965 Photos. On her mother's side she has a half-brother (Daniel), and on her father's side she has an elder stepsister (Melanie Jane) and a half-sister (Joanna). Thaw, who had been a heavy smoker since the age of 12, was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in June 2001 and died seven weeks after his 60th birthday on February 21, 2002. It explores the forces that created Morse – and TV executives are  hoping that the new Morse will be a hit and evolve into a series to rival the original. “Because I couldn’t figure out how they would make it work. Abigail Thaw was born in London to actor John Thaw and his first wife, Sally Alexander, an academic/feminist activist who taught modern history at Goldsmiths College. All three daughters are actresses. These straws are reusable, sustainable and recyclable, and deliver a pure taste. That was very like the way my dad played it. ‘I was sceptical about how they could bring back Morse without my dad,’ she said. But he’d worked incredibly hard for his success and I wanted to be able to do the same.’, She adds: ‘I know exactly when Dad came round to my decision to be an actress. Save up to £497* a year -Compare Lots of Deals - Switch in Minutes. It was the only play he never saw me in. You couldn’t make it up if you tried. It felt as if the nation was mourning with us, but it was a double-edged sword. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Anyway, I can laugh about it now. “Hunched over a pint, drinking it in big gulps,” she says. [1][2], Alexander has a daughter, Abigail Thaw, with ex-husband John Thaw. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Pausing momentarily, she says: ‘Have we met?’ When he says no and walks slowly to the door, she adds wistfully: ‘Another life then.’. She went to Pimlico Comprehensive and would often join her mother on feminist marches. “Not just because it might lead to my character being expanded, although that would be nice, but really just because it feels so right.”. ‘The overwhelming sense I had in the days after Dad died was that it was a shared grief. Although it’s now almost a decade since John Thaw passed away, it’s still easy to hear the sadness in the voice of his daughter, the actress Abigail Thaw, when she remembers her first reaction to the idea of a young actor stepping into her father’s shoes. 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A founding editor of the History Workshop Journal (established in 1976), she taught in the Extra-Mural Department of the University of London in the 1970s; as of 2018 is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her parents divorced in 1968. ‘But because it centres on Morse’s early career, it does feel like a completely different show. 'It feels like a very nice connection and I think my dad would have found it rather fun.’, Happy days: Abigail plays in the garden with her father in 1973. “‘Don’t you know who I am?’ No, you can’t play that card, not if you’re trying to go it alone. She agrees that part of the reason his performance is so successful is that he doesn’t attempt to slavishly copy John Thaw, who died of throat cancer in 2002. ‘It’s ironic that I’m finally appearing in Morse now my father is dead,’ Abigail laughs. Abigail Thaw, 52, stars as newspaper editor Dorothea Frazil, a role she took on in 2012 – 10 years after her father’s death at the age of 60 from cancer of the oesophagus.

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