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John Moffatt (I) (1922–2012)

Although perhaps best known as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's moustache-twirling detective, on BBC radio, John Moffatt, was a devastatingly clinical and classical stage actor of irreproachable taste and valour. He seemed something of a throwback, but there are very few today who could rival his armour-plated technique, his almost uncanny ... See full bio »

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(age 89) in England, UK

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Known For

Murder on the Orient Express
(1974)
Britannia Hospital
Britannia Hospital Greville Figg: Administration
(1982)
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Square
(1963)
The Old Crowd
The Old Crowd George
(1979)

Filmography

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 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Alonzo
- The Tempest (1992) ... Alonzo (voice)
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Evernden
- Heading Home (1991) ... Mr. Evernden
 1989 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Le juge
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Stonefield
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Mr. Stonefield
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mr. Stonefield
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mr. Stonefield
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Wigmaker
 1987 Still Crazy Like a Fox (TV Movie)
Milton
 1986 Artists and Models (TV Series)
- The Passing Show (1986) ... (voice)
 1985 Honour, Profit & Pleasure (TV Movie)
Steele
 1984 Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (TV Mini-Series)
Edwards
- Part 1 (1984) ... Edwards
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Quintus Dellius
- 46 BC (1983) ... Quintus Dellius
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Greville Figg: Administration
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Freddie Baker
- Looking for Micky (1982) ... Freddie Baker
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Kaltenbrunner
 1981 The Other 'Arf (TV Series)
Vicar
- All Right on the Night (1981) ... Vicar
 1979 The Old Crowd (TV Movie)
George
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Superintendent
- Cold Harbour (1978) ... Superintendent
 1977 The Ballad of Salomon Pavey (TV Movie)
 1972-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Andrew Mealmaker / Jackie Jackson / Capt. Brazen / ...
- The Recruiting Officer (1973) ... Capt. Brazen
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Spencer Russell
- Mr Oddy (1975) ... Spencer Russell
 1975 Galileo
Philosopher
 1974 Romance with a Double Bass (Short)
Majordomo
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Chief Attendant
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Aehrenthal
- Dress Rehearsal (1974) ... Aehrenthal
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Armand
- The Good Book (1973) ... Armand
 1973 The Cricket Match (TV Movie)
Bobby Southcott
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
Murray
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Teng Kan
- The Curse of the Lacquer Screen (1969) ... Teng Kan
 1967 Contrasts (TV Series)
Reader
- The Pre-Raphaelites (1967) ... Reader
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Investigator
- The Single Passion (1967) ... Investigator
 1965-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Edward Cosgrove / Mr. Stotman
- Dismissal Leading to Lustfulness (1967) ... Edward Cosgrove
- Alice (1965) ... Mr. Stotman
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Marquis d'Harmonville / Gray
- The Flying Dragon (1966) ... Marquis d'Harmonville
- The Body Snatcher (1966) ... Gray
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Ambassador Don Diego Porto
- Find the Lady (1965) ... Ambassador Don Diego Porto
 1964-1965 Take It or Leave It (TV Series)
Extracts read by
- Episode #2.14 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.13 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.12 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.11 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.10 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
William Pitt
- The Rules That Jake Made (1964) ... William Pitt
 1964 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Prof. Richard Grainger
- A Face in the Doorway (1964) ... Prof. Richard Grainger
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mr. Lone
- The Sending of Dana Da (1964) ... Mr. Lone
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Aubrey Drummond
- The Case of the Wounded Warder (1964) ... Aubrey Drummond
 1963 Tom Jones
Square
 1962 Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series)
Cyril Pilgrim
- Episode #2.9 (1962) ... Cyril Pilgrim
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Spenser Boyd
- The Long Memory (1962) ... Spenser Boyd
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Spanish Captain
- Boy Jack (1961) ... Spanish Captain
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Curator
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Joseph Surface / Casca
- Julius Caesar (1959) ... Casca
 1953-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Stranger / Malvolio / Eddie Fuseli / ...
- The Picnic at Sakkara (1959) ... Stranger
- Golden Boy (1953) ... Eddie Fuseli
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Mallet
- The Fourth Wall (1958) ... Sgt. Mallet
 1958 Tomorrow Mr. Tompion! And About Time Too! (TV Movie)
Professor Hooke
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Brush
- The Clandestine Marriage (1958) ... Brush
 1958 The Silent Enemy
Diving Volunteer
 1956 Loser Takes All
Barman (uncredited)
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Sergei Pavlovitch / M. Legouve / Count Bernstorff
- The Man Who Made People (1956) ... Sergei Pavlovitch
- The Ten Strangers (1956) ... M. Legouve
- The Courtesan (1956) ... Count Bernstorff
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Zhukov
- Curtain Down (1953) ... Zhukov
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Ronald Harwood's play, "Interpeters", at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith and Edward Fox in the cast. See more »
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Trivia:

He took drama lessons at Toynbee Hall in the East End while working as a bank clerk. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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