William Moore (actor)

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William Moore
Born William Aaron Moore
(1916-04-19)19 April 1916
Birmingham, England
Died 24 April 2000(2000-04-24) (aged 84)
London, England
Years active 1962-1999
Spouse(s) Mollie Sugden (1958-2000)
Children Robin Moore
Simon Moore

William Aaron Moore (19 April 1916 – 24 April 2000) was an English actor. He was probably best known for his role as long-suffering Sydney Lumsden in the popular 1980s comedy series Sorry! (in which he became known for the catchphrase "Language, Timothy!"). He also appeared in numerous other television programmes such as Coronation Street as Cyril Turpin, Betty Turpin's husband from 1969–1970. The character put in two more appearances in 1972 and then died off-screen in 1974. Moore was married to Mollie Sugden from 29 March 1958 until his death; they had twin sons: Robin and Simon in October 1963. Moore starred with Sugden in My Husband and I.

Moore died on 24 April 2000 in London,[1] aged 84, five days after his birthday.

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
Coronation Street Mr Wigglesworth
Cyril Turpin
1981 to 1988 Sorry! Sydney Lumsden
1987 to 1988 My Husband and I George Powers

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006

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