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Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson (born 4 April 1948) is a Northern Irish actor, most notable for playing Charlie Fairhead in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty since 1986. In 2017, it was revealed that this role has made Thompson the highest paid actor within the BBC with a salary of £350,000-£399,000 per annum. Prior to the lead role in Casualty he starred in several films including The Long Good Friday, TV series such as Harry's Game and The Gentle Touch and several celebrated stints at The National Theatre. As a musician, he was also part of a folk duo with his twin sister Elaine in the 1960s.

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Apr 4, 1948 In Belfast, Northern Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gonks Go Beat 1965-05-24
Latest Project:
Movie Penny From Heaven 2022
Known For
Poster of Holby City
Poster of Casualty
Poster of Bergerac
Poster of A Photograph
Movie Penny From Heaven Homeless Man 2022
Movie Betrayed at 17 Dr. Patterson 2011-10-09
Series Holby Blue Unknown 2007-05-08
Movie Ham & Cheese Eddie Davis, from FOX 2004-03-12
Series Holby City Charlie Fairhead 1999-01-12
Movie Resurrection Man Herbie Ferguson 1998-02-13
Series Casualty Charlie Fairhead 1986-09-06
Movie Fighting Back Bruce Curran 1986-08-04
Movie The Price Frank Crossan 1985-01-10
Movie Wild Geese II Hourigan 1985-10-18
Series Harry's Game Billy Downes 1982-10-25
Series Brookside Unknown 1982-11-02
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie The Long Good Friday Jeff 1980-11-01
Movie Breaking Glass Andy 1980-10-01
Movie Yanks Ken 1979-09-01
Movie Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Skinner 1978-12-02
Movie A Photograph Chet 1977-03-22
Series Rock Follies Unknown 1976-02-24
Movie Gonks Go Beat Unknown 1965-05-24