Biography

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, composer and musician.

Moore first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in the early 1960s, and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act he formed with Peter Cook.

His fame as a comedic film actor was later heightened by success in hit Hollywood movies such as 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur in the late 1970s and early 1980s, respectively. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to his short stature and reputation as a "ladies' man".

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, composer and musician.

Moore first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in the early 1960s, and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act he formed with Peter Cook.

His fame as a comedic film actor was later heightened by success in hit Hollywood movies such as 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur in the late 1970s and early 1980s, respectively. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to his short stature and reputation as a "ladies' man".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1935-04-19

Day of Death 2002-03-27

Place of Birth Dagenham, Essex, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches as Himself (archive material)
2016 The Undiscovered Peter Cook as Himself (archive)
2002 Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe
1998 The Mighty Kong as Carl Denham / King Kong (voice)
1997 The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson as Himself
1996 A Weekend in the Country as Simon Farrell
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
1995 Oscar's Orchestra (39 episodes) as Oscar
1995 Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar as Self
1994 Daddy's Girls (13 episodes) as Dudley Walker
1994 Parallel Lives as Imaginary Friend / President Andrews
1994 Really Wild Animals (7 episodes) as Spin (voice)
1993 The Pickle as Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
1993 Dudley (6 episodes) as Dudley Bristol
1992 Terry Wogan's Friday Night (1 episode) as Himself
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy as Melvyn Orton
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episode)
1990 The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also (6 episodes)
1990 Crazy People as Emory Leeson
1989 Saturday Night Clive (1 episode)
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Himself
1989 Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Here to Make Music as Self
1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks as Arthur Bach
1987 Like Father Like Son as Dr. Jack Hammond / Chris Hammond
1986 The Adventures of Milo and Otis as Narrator
1986 W.C. Fields: Straight Up
1985 Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie as Himself
1985 Santa Claus: The Movie as Patch
1984 Micki & Maude as Rob Salinger
1984 Best Defense as Wylie Cooper
1984 Unfaithfully Yours as Claude Eastman
1983 Romantic Comedy as Jason Carmichael
1983 Lovesick as Saul Benjamin
1982 Six Weeks as Patrick Dalton
1982 Wogan (1 episode)
1982 Electric Blue 007 as Himself
1981 Arthur as Arthur Bach
1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies as Himself
1980 Wholly Moses as Harvey Orchid/Herschel
1979 10 as George Webber
1979 Derek and Clive Get the Horn as Derek
1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles as Doctor Watson / Mr. Spiggot / Mrs. Ada Holmes / Piano Player
1978 Foul Play as Stanley Tibbets
1978 An Audience with... (1 episode) as Himself - Presenter
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's as Narrator
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Host (1 episode)
1975 When Things Were Rotten (13 episodes) as Sheik Achmed
1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as Dormouse
1969 One Pair of Eyes - No, But Seriously
1969 The Bed Sitting Room as Sergeant
1969 Monte Carlo or Bust! as Lt. Kit Barrington
1968 The Dick Cavett Show (4 episodes) as Himself - Guest
1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia! as Rupert Street
1967 Bedazzled as Stanley Moon
1966 The Wrong Box as John Finsbury
1965 Flatland as A Square
1965 Off Beat... (1 episode)
1964 Beyond the Fringe as Various Characters
1964 Not Only... But Also (23 episodes)
1964 The Hat as (voice)
1964 Top of the Pops (1 episode)
1955 This Is Your Life (2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Writing

1979 Derek and Clive Get the Horn Writer
1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia! Writer
1967 Bedazzled Story
1964 Beyond the Fringe Writer
1964 Not Only... But Also (23 episodes)Writer

Sound

1969 Staircase Music
1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia! Original Music Composer
1968 Inadmissible Evidence Music
1967 Bedazzled Original Music Composer

Creator

1990 The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also Creator

Production

1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks Executive Producer

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