John Thaw

1942 - 2002

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John Edward Thaw, (3 January 1942 – 21 February 2002) was an English actor who appeared in a range of television, stage, and cinema roles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Thaw has received more than 3,218,222 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. John Thaw is the 3,400th most popular actor (down from 2,445th in 2019), the 2,922nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,365th in 2019) and the 428th most popular British Actor.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 60.10

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, John Thaw ranks 3,400 out of 10,030Before him are Nicholas Hammond, Nancy Carroll, Loretta Swit, Jason Patric, Warren Clarke, and Susan Kohner. After him are Yunjin Kim, Flóra Kádár, Burt Ward, Amanda Righetti, Trish Van Devere, and Simon McBurney.

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Among people born in 1942, John Thaw ranks 334Before him are Adolf Ogi, Arthur Brown, Kenneth Welsh, Boubacar Traoré, Kevin Conway, and Billy Bremner. After him are Bernard Lietaer, B. J. Thomas, Tammy Wynette, Tariq al-Hashimi, Vyacheslav Zudov, and Nobby Stiles. Among people deceased in 2002, John Thaw ranks 175Before him are Raoul Diagne, John Cocke, Lance Macklin, Arne Selmosson, Alexandru Todea, and Robert Urich. After him are Tore Svensson, B. D. Jatti, Hellmuth Marx, Zaid ibn Shaker, Vitaly Solomin, and Carmelo Bene.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Thaw ranks 2,922 out of 6,924Before him are Martin Barre (1946), Phyllida Law (1932), Annabelle Wallis (1984), John Gardner Wilkinson (1797), Billy Bremner (1942), and Warren Clarke (1947). After him are Aldhelm (639), Lewis Fry Richardson (1881), Jack Sheppard (1702), Simon McBurney (1957), David Walliams (1971), and Robin Milner (1934).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, John Thaw ranks 428Before him are Minnie Driver (1970), Bonnie Wright (1991), Joely Richardson (1965), Phyllida Law (1932), Annabelle Wallis (1984), and Warren Clarke (1947). After him are Simon McBurney (1957), David Walliams (1971), Mark Lindsay Chapman (1954), Theo James (1984), Michael Wilding (1912), and Billie Whitelaw (1932).

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