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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)
Love in a Cold Climate
(1980)
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair Jos Sedley
(1967)

Filmography

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 1992-1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Comeliau / M. Comeliau / M. Coméliau
- Maigret and the Minister (1993) ... Comeliau
- Maigret and the Hotel Majestic (1993) ... Comeliau
- Maigret Sets a Trap (1992) ... M. Comeliau
- Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1992) ... M. Coméliau
- The Patience of Maigret (1992) ... M. Comeliau
 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)
Judge
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Judge
 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 3 (1984) ... Edwards
- Part 2 (1984) ... Edwards
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Quintus Dellius
- 46 BC (1983) ... Quintus Dellius
 1975-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Judge Ropner / Adam Honeycombe / His Honour Judge Ropner
- A Candidate for the Alliance: Part 1 (1982) ... Judge Ropner
- Wrecker: Part 1 (1982) ... Judge Ropner
- Scalped: Part 1 (1978) ... Judge Ropner
- The Greenhouse Girls: Part 1 (1978) ... Judge Ropner
- Still Life with Feathers: Part 1 (1978) ... Judge Ropner
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Greville Figg: Administration
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Freddie Baker
- Looking for Micky (1982) ... Freddie Baker
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Kaltenbrunner
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Kaltenbrunner
 1981 The Other 'Arf (TV Series)
Vicar
- All Right on the Night (1981) ... Vicar
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Merlin
- In Love and War (1980) ... Lord Merlin
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Lord Merlin
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... Lord Merlin
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Lord Merlin
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Lord Merlin
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Benjamin Guggenheim
 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 Little Minister (1975) ... Andrew Mealmaker
- The Deep Blue Sea (1974) ... Jackie Jackson
- The Recruiting Officer (1973) ... Capt. Brazen
- The Merchant of Venice (1972) ... Prince of Aragon
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Spencer Russell
- Mr Oddy (1975) ... Spencer Russell
 1975 The Way of the World (TV Movie)
Witwound
 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
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
- Twelfth Night (1970) ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 1970 Julius Caesar
Popilius Lena
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Teng Kan
- The Curse of the Lacquer Screen (1969) ... Teng Kan
 1964-1968 Take It or Leave It (TV Series)
Extracts read by
- Episode #5.7 (1968) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #5.6 (1968) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #5.5 (1968) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #5.4 (1968) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #5.3 (1968) ... Extracts read by (voice)
 1967 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Jos Sedley
- Vanitas Vanitatum (1967) ... Jos Sedley
- The Celebrated Battle Scene (1967) ... Jos Sedley
- The Dragoon (1967) ... Jos Sedley
- The Famous Little Becky Puppet (1967) ... Jos Sedley
 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 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
- The School for Scandal (1959) ... Joseph Surface
- Julius Caesar (1959) ... Casca
 1953-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Stranger / Malvolio / Eddie Fuseli / ...
- The Picnic at Sakkara (1959) ... Stranger
- Twelfth Night (II) (1957) ... Malvolio
- Golden Boy (1953) ... Eddie Fuseli
- The Public Prosecutor (1953) ... Grébeauval
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Mallet
- The Fourth Wall (1958) ... Sgt. Mallet
 1958 The Adventures of Ben Gunn (TV Series)
Ben Gunn
- Marooned (1958) ... Ben Gunn
- The Honest Seaman (1958) ... Ben Gunn
- How the Treasure Was Buried (1958) ... Ben Gunn
- The Winning of the Treasure (1958) ... Ben Gunn
- The Taking of the Walrus (1958) ... Ben Gunn
 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 William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World", in the 1984 Chichester Festival Production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Maggie Smith, Michael Jayston, Joan Plowright and Tim Swinton in the cast. William Gaskill was the director. 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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