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Dudley Moore (1935–2002)


Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, and John Havlin Moore, a Scottish railway ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Arthur
Arthur Arthur Bach
(1981)
10
10 George Webber
(1979)
Bedazzled
Bedazzled Stanley Moon
(1967)
Bedazzled
Bedazzled Writer
(2000)

Filmography

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 1998 The Mighty Kong (Video)
Carl Denham / King Kong (voice)
 1996 A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie)
Simon Farrell
 1995 Oscar's Orchestra (TV Series)
Oscar
- The Battle Begins (1995) ... Oscar (voice)
- World Tour ... Oscar (voice)
- Water Music ... Oscar (voice)
- Viva Espana ... Oscar (voice)
- The Toy Symphony ... Oscar (voice)
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Imaginary Friend / President Andrews
 1993 The Pickle
Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
 1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator
- Elizabeth and Larry/Bill and Pete (1992) ... Narrator (voice)
 1992 Blame It on the Bellboy
Melvyn Orton
 1986 The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1984 Micki + Maude
Rob Salinger
 1983 Romantic Comedy
Jason Carmichael
 1983 Lovesick
Saul Benjamin
 1982 Six Weeks
Patrick Dalton
 1980 Wholly Moses!
Harvey Orchid / Herschel
 1979 10
George Webber
 1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Doctor Watson / Mrs. Ada Holmes / Mr. Spiggot / ...
 1978 Foul Play
Stanley Tibbets
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Sheik Achmed
- Those Wedding Bell Blues (1975) ... Sheik Achmed
 1971 An Apple a Day (TV Movie)
Dr. Clive Elwood
 1971 Behind the Fridge (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1965-1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #3.7 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Rupert Street
 1968 Film Review (TV Mini-Series)
Rupert Street
- Backs British Films (1968) ... Rupert Street
 1966 Five More (TV Series)
Maserati Driver
- Exit 19 (1966) ... Maserati Driver
 1966 The Wrong Box
John Finsbury
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
Kuba
- The Girl Opposite (1965) ... Kuba
 1965 Flatland (Short)
A Square (voice)
 1964 The Hat (Short)
George - The Second Border Guard (voice)
 1964 Chronicle (TV Series)
 1961 The Third Alibi
Piano accompanist (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, and Alan Bennett's revue, "Beyond the Fringe," at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, and Jonathan Miller in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 19 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Dudley Moore Trio

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I can't imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, 'Which would you give up,' I'd have to say acting," he said in an interview with The Associated Press in 1988. See more »

Trivia:

In one of his early comedy sketches Moore played a wacky pianist named Bo Dudley, a Little Richard lookalike, wearing sunglasses (1966). See more »

Trademark:

Short stature

Nickname:

The Sex Thimble See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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