Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson was born in Belfast in 1948.   As a teenage he formed a singing duo with his twin sister.   In 1977 he gave a brilliant performance as Harry Moon in the iconic series “Rock Follies”.   In 1980 he was in the excellent “The Long Good Friday” and two years later had one of the leading roles in TV’s “Harry’s Game”.   In 1986 he was one of the lead actors in “Casualty” and is still in the series to-day.   He is an integral part of the show but sometimes one wishes that he diversified into other roles.

IMDB entry:

Derek Thompson was born on April 4, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Casualty (1986), The Long Good Friday (1980) and The Gentle Touch (1980). He is married to Dee Sadler. They have one child.

Derek Thompson met his wife, Dee Sadler, when she appeared as Maggie, a cave explorer, in an episode of Casualty (1986) in which Derek plays Charlie Fairhead. Charlie rescued Maggie when she was trapped underground after suffering a fit.
The only original cast member of Casualty (1986) to never have left the series.
He has a twin sister, Elaine. In the early sixties they formed a singing duo, Elaine and Derek, and had a few records released. They appeared together in the film, Gonks Go Beat (1965).
He has played the same character (Charlie Fairhead) on three different series: Casualty(1986), Holby City (1999) and Holby Blue (2007).
The above IMDB entry can be accessed online here.

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