Stephen Moore (actor)

Stephen Vincent Moore (11 December 1937 – 4 October 2019)[1][2] 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.[3] He attended the Archbishop Tenison's grammar school in Kennington.[1]

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.

His half-brother Mark Moore performs with S'Express and his brother-in-law was the actor James Hazeldine.

Acting career

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.[4][1] 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.[5]

In 2010, he appeared as the Silurian Eldane in the Series 5 Doctor Who episode "Cold Blood".[6][1]


Stephen Moore died on 4 October 2019.[1]

Notable roles


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  3. "Stephen Moore Biography (1937–)". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. Lavin, Will (12 October 2019). "Stephen Moore, the actor who inspired the title of Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android', has died". NME. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
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  6. Nickolai, Nate (13 October 2019). "Stephen Moore, 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Android, 'Doctor Who' Actor, Dies at 81". Variety. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
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