I'm an introspective person. I'm not an extrovert.

— John Thaw

The most charming John Thaw quotes that will activate your inner potential

We were using a hand-held camera to film the scene when Morse collapses.

The camera wouldn't start. Three times they said action and it still wouldn't work. To this day, they still don't know what was wrong.


Parts like Morse don't grow on trees. He's a great character.


Watch the mouth, it reveals what the eyes try to hide.


I was involved in school plays, but when I left school I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester.


I think Morse's thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him.


You can't say to someone with a brain like Morse, This is the way you do it, regardless of the circumstances; this is the way it is done.


In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords, the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.


I think sadly that Morse thinks that he can exist on his own and he only realises at the end that he can't and never really has been able to. I feel sorry for him.


We all know that somebody did it, but how did they find the answer?


There is no more final end than death.


I'm not an instinctive actor.