Stephen Campbell Moore

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Stephen Campbell Moore
Born Stephen Moore Thorpe
(1977-11-30) 30 November 1977 (age 37)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Stephen Campbell Moore (born Stephen Thorpe; 30 November 1977) is an English actor, best known for his roles in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys and its subsequent film.


Stephen Campbell Moore was educated at Berkhamsted School in Hertfordshire (appearing locally in the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival) and trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was awarded the prestigious 'Gold Medal' in his final year. He made his screen debut in Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things. He is primarily a screen actor. On stage he has performed with the RSC and the Royal National Theatre.

Campbell Moore created the role of Irwin in the original West End stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, and also played the character in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions and in the film version of the play.[1][2][3][4]

In 2004, he starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in A Good Woman, based on Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde, shot on location in Italy.

In 2005, Campbell Moore starred as Edward VIII alongside Joely Richardson as Wallis Simpson in the British television drama Wallis and Edward.

In 2008 Campbell Moore starred in one episode of the television series Lark Rise to Candleford as headteacher Mr James Delafield, co-starring alongside Julia Sawalha, and had a regular role in the BBC series Ashes to Ashes.

In 2009 worked on the ABC miniseries Ben-Hur. He appears in the 2011 film Season of the Witch.

In 2012, he starred as Titus alongside Anne-Marie Duff as title role Berenice by Jean Racine at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Recognition and awards[edit]

Campbell Moore was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for his work on the Broadway production of The History Boys.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the actress Claire Foy.[6] They met while working together on Season of the Witch.[7]

List of credits[edit]


Year Title Role Venue
2004–06 The History Boys Irwin Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre, South Bank (2004–5)
Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2006)
St. James Theatre, Wellington (2006)
Sydney Theatre, Sydney (2006)
Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway (2006)
2010 All My Sons[8] Chris Keller Apollo Theatre, West End, London
2011 Clybourne Park[9] Wyndham's Theatre, West End, London
2013 Chimerica Joe Schofield Almeida Theatre, London


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Bright Young Things Adam Fenwick-Symes
2004 A Good Woman Lord Darlington
2006 Normal for Norfolk Man Short (10 minutes)
2006 Amazing Grace James Stephen
2006 The History Boys Irwin
2008 The Bank Job Kevin Swain
2008 Burlesque Fairytales Peter Blythe-Smith
2008 Official Selection Walt Short (10 minutes)
2008 The Children Jonah
2011 Season of the Witch Debelzaq
2011 Johnny English Reborn The Prime Minister
2014 Man Up Filming



Year Title Role Network Notes
2003 Byron John Cam Hobhouse BBC Two Two-part drama
2005 He Knew He Was Right Hugh Stanbury BBC One Mini-series
2005 Wallis & Edward Edward VIII
2006 Hustle Quenton Cornfoot BBC One Series 3, Episode 3 "Ties That Bind Us"
2007 Rough Crossings John Clarkson
2008 The Sea Wolf Humphrey Van Weyden Mini-series
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford James Delafield BBC One Series 1, Episode 8
2008 Ashes to Ashes Evan White BBC One Series 1
2009 A Short Stay in Switzerland Edward BBC One
2010 Ben Hur Messala CBC
2010 Pulse Nick BBC Three Pilot
2011 Just Henry Joseph Dodge ITV TV film
2012 Titanic Thomas Andrews ITV Mini-series
2012 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Chariots of fire scene BBC One Televised Event
2012 Hunted Stephen Turner BBC One Mini Series
2013 Complicit Tony Coveney Channel 4 TV film
2013 The Wrong Mans Smoke BBC Two Series 1
2013 Words of Everest George Mallory BBC
2014 Our Zoo Reverend Aaron Webb BBC One


  1. ^ "Internet Broadway Database: Stephen Campbell Moore Credits on Broadway". Retrieved 12 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "National Theatre : Productions : The History Boys 2004". Retrieved 17 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "The History Boys – Arts Reviews – Arts – Entertainment –". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2006. 
  4. ^ "John Smythe: theatre reviews: NZIAF-THE HISTORY BOYS: More is more". Retrieved 17 October 2006. [dead link]
  5. ^ "2006 – Drama Desk Awards – Nominations". Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Radio Times, 29 January 2015, p.16
  7. ^, 12 February 2012,[1]
  8. ^ Bennett, Ray (31 May 2010). "All My Sons – Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 June 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ Clybourne Park in the West End
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