Stephen Moore (actor)
Stephen Vincent Moore (11 December 1937 – 4 October 2019) was an English actor, known for his work on British television since the mid-1970s.
Moore was born in Brixton, London, the son of Mary Elisabeth (née Bruce-Anderson) and solicitor Stanley Moore. He attended the Archbishop Tenison's grammar school in Kennington.
He was married four times : firstly to Barbara Mognaz, with whom he had three children - Guy, Robyn and Hedda; secondly to Celestine Randall, with whom he had a daughter, Charlotte; thirdly to Beth Morris and fourthly to Noelyn George, with whom he had a daughter, Sophie.
Moore was known for his appearances in Rock Follies and other TV series such as The Last Place on Earth, the children's series The Queen's Nose and the drama Mersey Beat and the British TV comedy series Solo, as well as numerous appearances on stage at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and London's West End. He was known for his distinctive speaking voice in a wide range of roles, notably Marvin the Paranoid Android in radio and television adaptations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Sen noci svatojánské (1959) as Flute (voice)
- The White Bus (1967) as Young Man
- The Last Shot You Hear (1969) as Peter's Colleague
- Rock Follies (1976, TV Mini-Series) as Jack, left-wing teacher and morose husband of singer Anna (The role can be seen as a prototype for Marvin).
- The New Avengers (1976, TV Series) as Major Prentice
- A Bridge Too Far (1977) as Major Robert Steele
- State of Revolution (1977, Robert Bolt's play) as Anatoly Lunacharsky, a Communist leader
- Brideshead Revisited (1981, TV Mini-Series) as Cousin Jasper
- Rough Cut (1980) as Chief Flight Controller
- Diversion (1980) as Guy
- All's Well That Ends Well (1983) as Parolles (Royal Shakespeare Company & Broadway – [Tony Nomination])
- Where the Boys Are '84 (1984) as Jeff
- Laughterhouse (1984) as Howard
- The Last Place on Earth (1985, TV Mini-Series) as Dr. 'Bill' Wilson
- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (1985, ITV series) as George Mole, father of Adrian Mole
- Clockwise (1986) as John Jolly
- The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987, ITV series) as George Mole
- Under Suspicion (1991) as Roscoe
- Love on a Branch Line (1994, TV Mini-Series) as Quirk
- Sharpe's Sword (1995, TV Movie) as Colonel Berkely
- The Thin Blue Line (1995, TV Series BBC) as Ron, burglary victim
- A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1995, TV Series) as guest
- The Queen's Nose (1995-2001, TV Series) as father of Melody / Harmony Parker
- Brassed Off (1996) as McKenzie, the colliery manager
- Harry Enfield (1997-1998, TV Series) as father of Kevin the Teenager
- The Peter Principle (1997-2000, TV Series, BBC) as Geoffrey Parkes, the Senior Cashier
- Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (1998, TV Series, BBC) as George Smith (main character in Colin Swash's SciFi radio comedy)
- A Christmas Carol (1999, TV Movie) as Third Broker
- Claim (2002) as Felix Halberstein
- The History Boys (2006) as Hector (West End revival of Alan Bennet's)
- The Boat That Rocked (2009) as Prime Minister
- Doctor Who (2010, Episode: "Cold Blood") as Eldane
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live (2016) as Marvin (final film role)
- The voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in radio and television adaptations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the original radio versions, he also played a number of minor characters including Gag Halfrunt, The Ruler of the Universe, the whale and Frankie Mouse. Jim Broadbent took over the role in a 2018 adaptation of And Another Thing due to Moore's retirement.
- Reader for the original audiobook versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide series, books 1–5.
- An Enemy of the People as Peter Stockman (for The National Theatre & The Ahmandson Theatre Los Angeles)
- Oliver! The Musical as Mr Brownlow
- Torvold Helmer, the overbearing husband of Nora Helmer in a 1981 rendition of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House in Stratford, England -S.W.E.T. Award- now known as the Laurence Olivier Award. Also nominated for three other awards in the same season.
- Professor Calculus in the BBC Radio dramatisation of The Adventures of Tintin series of books by Hergé
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