Constructed With Considerable Skill A Book Of Exceptional Emotional Candour Charles Spencer, Sunday TelegraphWhen John Thaw, Star Of The Sweeney And Inspector Morse, Died From Cancer In , A Nation Lost One Of Its Finest Actors Sheila Hancock Lost A Beloved Husband In This Unique Double Biography She Chronicles Their Lives Personal And Professional, Together And Apart John Thaw Was Born In Manchester, The Son Of A Lorry Driver When He Arrived At RADA On A Scholarship He Felt An Outsider In Fact His Timing Was Perfect It Was The Sixties And Television Was Beginning To Make Its Mark With His Roles In Z Cars And The Sweeney, Fame Came Quickly But It Was John S Role As Morse That Made Him An Icon InJohn Married Sheila Hancock, With Whom He Shared A Working Class Background And A RADA Education Sheila Was Already The Star Of The TV Series The Rag Trade And Went On To Become The First Woman Artistic Director At The RSC Theirs Was A Sometimes Turbulent, Always Passionate Relationship, And Sheila Describes Their Love Weathering Overwork And The Pressures Of Celebrity, Drink And Cancer With Honesty And Piercing Intelligence The Two Of Us Is A Remarkable Book A Biography Of A Born Actor And A Tender, Often Heartbreaking Memoir Of A MarriageFull Of Insight And Vivid Memories, It Evokes Two Lives Lived To The Utmost