Stephen Campbell Moore
Stephen Campbell Moore
Moore in 2015
Stephen Moore Thorpe
30 November 1977
(m. 2014; div. 2018)
Stephen Campbell Moore was born in London as Stephen Moore Thorpe. He 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, alongside Orlando Bloom, where he was awarded the 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.
Alan Bennett, participating in a question and answer session with the play's director, Nicholas Hytner, said: "I think, of the three teachers, Stephen Campbell Moore, who plays Irwin, has the hardest job because he doesn't have the audience's sympathy until two thirds of the way through the second act. Both Hector and Mrs Lintott have the audience on their side whereas he – who is teaching and getting results, which, in the ordinary way, parents would approve of – is not thought to be sympathetic until he reveals himself as quite vulnerable. That came as a surprise to me when I saw it rehearsed. In a sense, it takes the actors to show you what you've written".
In 2004, he starred as Lord Darlington alongside Scarlett Johansson in A Good Woman, based on Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde, shot on location in Italy. In the same year, Campbell Moore played the part of Hugh Stanbury in Andrew Davies' BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novel He Knew He Was Right.
In 2005, he starred as Edward VIII alongside Joely Richardson as Wallis Simpson in the British television drama Wallis & Edward. In 2008, he 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 he worked on the ABC miniseries Ben-Hur. He appeared in the 2011 film Season of the Witch. In 2012 he starred as Titus in Jean Racine's Berenice alongside Anne-Marie Duff in title role at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
Also in 2015, he played the role of Maurice Wilkins in Anna Ziegler's play Photograph 51, with Michael Billington writing, "The play is also anything but a one-person show. Stephen Campbell Moore catches perfectly the obduracy and awkwardness of Maurice Wilkins, forever tugging at his slightly too-long sleeves".
An August 2018 announcement indicated that Moore would be among the new cast to join the original actors in the feature film Downton Abbey, which started principal photography at about the same time.
Recognition and awards
Campbell Moore was married to actress Claire Foy. They met while working together on the film Season of the Witch. They have a daughter together, Ivy Rose, born in 2015. In February 2018, Foy confirmed that the couple had separated.
|2004–06||The History Boys||Irwin||Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre, South Bank (2004–5)|
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2006)
St. James Theatre, Wellington (2006)
Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney (2006)
Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway (2006)
|2010||All My Sons||Chris Keller||Apollo Theatre, West End, London|
|2011||Clybourne Park||Wyndham's Theatre, West End, London|
|2012||Berenice||Donmar Warehouse, West End, London|
|2013||Chimerica||Joe Schofield||Almeida Theatre, London|
|2015||Photograph 51||Maurice Wilkins||Noël Coward Theatre, London|
|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)|
|2011||Season of the Witch||Debelzaq|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||The Prime Minister|
|2015||The Lady in the Van||Doctor|
|2015||The Ones Below||Justin|
|2017||Goodbye Christopher Robin||Ernest Shepard|
|2019||Downton Abbey||Major Chetwode|
|2003||Byron||John Cam Hobhouse||BBC Two||Two-part drama|
|2004||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||TV film|
|2011||Just Henry||Joseph Dodge||ITV||TV film|
|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|
|2015||The Go-Between||Viscount Hugh Trimingham||BBC One||TV film|
|2017||The Child In Time||Charles||BBC One||TV film|
|2017||The Last Post||Lieutenant Ed Laithwaite||BBC One||TV series|
|2019||Traitors||Phillip Jarvis||Channel 4/Netflix||TV series|
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