Stephen Moore (actor)

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Stephen Moore
Stephen Vincent Moore

(1937-12-11)11 December 1937
Brixton, London, England
Died4 October 2019(2019-10-04) (aged 81)
Alma materRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
Years active1959–2016
  • Barbara Mognaz
    (m. 1959; div. 1962)
  • Celestine Randall
    (m. 1964; div. 1972)
  • Beth Morris
    (m. 1974; div. 1986)
  • Noelyn George
    (m. 1990)

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. His half-brother Mark Moore[citation needed] performs with S'Express, his brother-in-law was the actor James Hazeldine.[citation needed] and his daughter Robyn[4] is an actor known for EastEnders.

Acting career[edit]

Moore was known for his appearances in Rock Follies and other TV series such as Brideshead Revisited, 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.[5][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.[4]


On 4 October 2019, Moore died at the age of 81.[1]

Notable roles[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Coveney, Michael (13 October 2019). "Stephen Moore obituary". The Guardian – via
  2. ^ "RIP Stephen Moore". 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Stephen Moore Biography (1937–)". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Hitchhiker's actor Stephen Moore dies aged 81". BBC. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d 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.
  6. ^ Parker, Barry M., ed. (1979). The Folger Shakespeare Filmography. Folger Shakespeare Library. p. 17. ISBN 9780918016195.
  7. ^ "Plenty". National Theatre Archive. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b c 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.
  9. ^ Hofler, Robert (24 July 1998). "An Enemy of the People". Variety.

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