Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter
1930 - 2017

Colin Dexter  English Writer


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Colin Dexter was previously married to Dorothy Cooper (1956 - 2017).


Colin Dexter is a member of the following lists: Alumni of Christ's College, Cambridge, 1930 births and People from Oxford.


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First Name Colin
Last Name Dexter
Full Name at Birth Norman Colin Dexter
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th September, 1930
Birthplace Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died 21st March, 2017
Place of Death Oxford, England
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School Stamford School
University Christ's College, Cambridge
Occupation Text Novelist, teacher, secretary
Occupation Writer
Music Genre (Text) Crime fiction
Father Alfred Dexter
Mother Dorothy Dexter
Brother John Alfred Dexter
Sister Avril Dexter

Norman Colin Dexter OBE (29 September 1930 – 21 March 2017) was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as an ITV television series, Inspector Morse, from 1987 to 2000. His characters have spawned a sequel series, Lewis, and a prequel series, Endeavour.

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Dorothy Cooper-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SallyFemaleDorothy Cooper
JeremyMaleDorothy Cooper


The Crime Thriller Club2013Himself (1 episode, 2013)TV Show
Endeavour2012Audience Member at Piano RecitalTV Show
Inspector Lewis2006College PorterTV Show
This Morning1988Himself (1 episode, 2005)TV Show
Inspector Morse1987College porter showing Morse and Lewis to John Brewster 30 episodes, 1987-2000TV Show




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