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|Fact||The only original cast member of Casualty (1986) to never have left the series.|
Derek Thompson is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for his role as Charlie Fairhead in the BBC medical drama Casualty.
Born in Belfast in 1965, Derek was the youngest of four children. His father was a carpenter and his mother a homemaker. Derek’s early education was at a local primary school, followed by Belfast Boys’ Model School.
It was while Derek was still at school that he began to develop an interest in acting, appearing in a number of school plays. After leaving school, he worked various jobs before landing his first professional acting role in the BBC series Ballykissangel in 1996.
Since then, Derek has gone on to appear in a number of television shows and films, including The Bill, Holby City and Cold Feet. He has also had roles in stage productions, such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Crucible.
In 2005, Derek won the Best Actor award at the Irish Film & Television Awards for his role in the film Inside I’m Dancing.
Derek has been married to wife Jackie since 1991 and the couple have two children together.
Derek’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
|Movies||Wild Geese II, The Long Good Friday, Gonks Go Beat|
|TV Shows||The Gentle Touch, Casualty, Rock Follies|
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|1||He has played the same character (Charlie Fairhead) on three different series: Casualty (1986), Holby City (1999) and Holby Blue (2007).|
|2||He has a twin sister, Elaine Thompson. 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).|
|3||The only original cast member of Casualty (1986) to never have left the series.|
|4||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.|
|Casualty||1986-2017||TV Series||Charlie Fairhead|
|Penny from Heaven||2016||Short||Homeless man|
|Holby City||1999-2012||TV Series||Charlie Fairhead|
|Holby Blue||2007||TV Series||Charlie Fairhead|
|Resurrection Man||1998||Herbie Ferguson|
|Fighting Back||1986||TV Mini-Series||Bruce Curran|
|Wild Geese II||1985||Hourigan|
|The Price||1985||TV Mini-Series||Frank Crossan|
|Paper Dolls||1984||TV Series||Male paramedic|
|Brookside||1983-1984||TV Series||Will Thurley|
|Harry's Game||1982||TV Mini-Series||Billy Downes|
|The Gentle Touch||1980-1982||TV Series||Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton|
|The Long Good Friday||1980||Jeff|
|Flamingo Road||1980||TV Series|
|The Danedyke Mystery||1979||TV Series||Tom Richards|
|Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf||1978||TV Movie||Skinner|
|Rock Follies of '77||1977||TV Series||Harry Moon|
|Play for Today||1977||TV Series||Chet|
|Softly Softly: Task Force||1976||TV Series||Dave Marshall|
|Gonks Go Beat||1965||Ballad Isle Singer (as Elaine and Derek)|
|Cast & Crew||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Casualty Saved My Life||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Playing Doctor||1996||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The 6:25 Show||1963||TV Series||Himself - Performer|
|Catflap||2007||Video documentary||Charlie Fairhead|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia