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SpouseDee Sadler
FactThe 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.

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SpouseDee Sadler
SiblingsElaine Thompson


Music GroupsSPK
MoviesWild Geese II, The Long Good Friday, Gonks Go Beat
TV ShowsThe Gentle Touch, Casualty, Rock Follies

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1He has played the same character (Charlie Fairhead) on three different series: Casualty (1986), Holby City (1999) and Holby Blue (2007).
2He 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).
3The only original cast member of Casualty (1986) to never have left the series.
4Derek 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.



Casualty1986-2017TV SeriesCharlie Fairhead
Penny from Heaven2016ShortHomeless man
Holby City1999-2012TV SeriesCharlie Fairhead
Holby Blue2007TV SeriesCharlie Fairhead
Resurrection Man1998Herbie Ferguson
Fighting Back1986TV Mini-SeriesBruce Curran
Wild Geese II1985Hourigan
The Price1985TV Mini-SeriesFrank Crossan
Paper Dolls1984TV SeriesMale paramedic
Brookside1983-1984TV SeriesWill Thurley
Women1983TV SeriesJonathan
Bergerac1983TV SeriesWyatt
Harry's Game1982TV Mini-SeriesBilly Downes
The Gentle Touch1980-1982TV SeriesDet. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Minder1980TV SeriesHarry
Breaking Glass1980Andy
The Long Good Friday1980Jeff
Flamingo Road1980TV Series
The Danedyke Mystery1979TV SeriesTom Richards
Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf1978TV MovieSkinner
Rock Follies of '771977TV SeriesHarry Moon
Play for Today1977TV SeriesChet
Softly Softly: Task Force1976TV SeriesDave Marshall
Gonks Go Beat1965Ballad Isle Singer (as Elaine and Derek)


Cast & Crew2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Casualty Saved My Life2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playing Doctor1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 6:25 Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Performer

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Catflap2007Video documentaryCharlie Fairhead

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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