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Dudley Moore: Moments of Comic Genius

8 April 2011 3:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In a matter of a few short weeks (April 22nd in fact), Warner Bros’ remake of a classic 1980s comedy arrives to British cinemas, with Us audiences being able to go and see it from today. That comedy is Arthur, a film which is very dear to my heart and which was rather criminally one of only relatively few cinematic releases that Dudley Moore made, which is why I was initially somewhat frustrated that the unstoppable Hollywood remake machine had turned its attention to it.

I do like Russell Brand- and I’m sure I’m probably in a dwindling minority here- and value his sense of humour above a number of less barbed and colourful (and thus far safer in my eyes), but in accepting the role of Arthur, he is filling some mighty big shoes. Dudley Moore, the original playboy character from the 1981 version of the film, »

- Simon Gallagher

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