Stephen Moore (actor)
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11 December 1937 |
Brixton, London, England
|Occupation||Actor, television director|
Stephen Moore (born 11 December 1937) is an English actor, known for his work on British television since the 1980s. He is known for his appearances in Rock Follies and other TV series such as 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.
Moore was born in Brixton, London, the son of Mary Elisabeth (née Bruce-Anderson) and solicitor Stanley Moore. He is known for his distinctive speaking voice in a wide range of roles. His stepbrother Mark Moore performs with S'Express and his brother-in-law was the actor James Hazeldine. He has been married four times and is the father of former EastEnders and Family Affairs actress Robyn Moore.
- The voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in radio and television adaptations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the original radio versions, he also played a number of minor characters including Gag Halfrunt, The Ruler of the Universe, the whale and Frankie Mouse.
- Reader for the original audiobook versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide series, books one through five.
- Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company & Broadway - [Tony Nomination]
- Peter Stockman in An Enemy of the People for The National Theatre & The Ahmandson Theatre Los Angeles
- Mr Brownlow in Oliver! The Musical
- Cousin Jasper in Brideshead Revisited
- John Jolly in Clockwise
- George Mole, father of Adrian Mole in the two ITV series
- The father of Kevin the Teenager in a comedy series by Harry Enfield.
- Jack, left-wing teacher and morose husband of singer Anna in Rock Follies. The role can be seen as a prototype for Marvin.
- He played the part of a burglary victim in the episode The Queen's Birthday Present in Series 1 of The Thin Blue Line (TV series) (BBC 1995)
- George Smith, main character in Colin Swash's SciFi radio comedy Paradise Lost in Cyberspace (1998, BBC)
- Geoffrey Parkes, the Senior Cashier in The Peter Principle (TV series) (1997 and 2000, BBC)
- Hector in the West End revival of Alan Bennet's The History Boys.
- Torvold Helmer, the overbearing husband of Nora Helmer in an 1981 rendition of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House in Stratford, England -S.W.E.T. Award- now known as the Laurence Olivier Award. Also nominated for three other awards in the same season.
- Anatole Lunacharsky, a Communist leader, in Robert Bolt's play State of Revolution (1977).
- The father of Melody and Harmony Parker in The Queen's Nose
- Professor Calculus in the BBC Radio dramatisation of The Adventures of Tintin series of books by Hergé
- Quirk in Love on a Branch Line
- Dr. Edward Wilson in The Last Place on Earth
- Major Prentice in The New Avengers
- Eldane in Doctor Who
- Colonel Berkely in Sharpe's Sword
- Major Robert Steele in the movie A Bridge Too Far (1977)
- Prime Minister in the 2009 movie The Boat That Rocked
- A guest in episode 5 of season 4 of A Bit of Fry & Laurie
- McKenzie, the colliery manager, in Brassed Off (1996).
- "Stephen Moore Biography (1937-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 27 December 2014.