Talk:Dudley Moore

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Birthplace[edit]

Charing Cross Hospital didn't move to Hammersmith until the 1970s. It was previously in Central London. Or was he born in the previous hospital on the site in Hammersmith now occupied by the Charing Cross Hospital? Elthamboy (talk) 23:44, 23 January 2013 (UTC)23 Jan 2013


Photo[edit]

We need a better picture of Dudley Moore. It would help.

It does look like he was a murderer. Richard W.M. Jones 22:39, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Clean up needed[edit]

Currently the chronology is all mixed up ... recurring references e.g. "After following the Establishment Club to New York City" in paragraph 4 then "had a long-running residency at Peter Cook's "Establishment Club"" at the end of para 5 ... I'll make a start. Stumps 11:40, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 18:28, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Logic Error[edit]

Under the "Illness and death" section it says that Dudley Moore's final words were "I can hear the music all around me". However, under the "Honours and awards" section it says that Moore was mute by 2001 as a result of his illness. Dhogan1999 (talk) 03:07, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Maybe he knew sign language or Morse code. --71.205.219.29 (talk) 07:58, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

I Was.... Dudley Moore's First Bandleader[edit]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fpy6b —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.24.241.9 (talk) 18:05, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Intended Roles[edit]

This is a huge section on roles that Moore was considered for, turned down, etc. I don't think it belongs in the article as it is not encyclopedic. DFS (talk) 17:40, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Intended roles[edit]

He was intended to star in a number of movies that never came into fruition. When his future Santa Claus The Movie producer Ilya Salkind planned his original Superman III in 1982, Dudley was the main choice to play the villainous Mr Mxyzptlk. He was again considered by the Superman producers to play the part of Zaltar in Supergirl, the role subsequently went to Peter O'Toole. When United Artists tried to restart The Pink Panther movie series following the death of Peter Sellers, Moore was offered a lucrative contract to play Inspector Clouseau in Romance of the Pink Panther. The studio brought Blake Edwards back to direct this latest instalment at Moore's request. He eventually decided not to take up the studio offer to play Clouseau when it became apparent that they wanted to sign him to a four picture deal. Over ten years later he was linked to the role of Jacques Gambrelli, Clouseau's son in Son of the Pink Panther, the role eventually went to Roberto Benigni. Frank Sinatra acquired the rights to remake La Cage aux Folles and wanted Moore to play the part of flamboyant transvestite "Frank" in this American movie, however Moore could not see himself in the role and turned down Sinatra's offer. In 1987, Moore agreed at a lunch meeting in London to play Doctor Who in the never made Doctor Who: The Movie from producers Peter Litten and George Dugdale, Moore being the top choice of potential director Richard Lester. The role of Doctor Who would have re-ignited his waning star in the US, and many British tabloids carried front page news of Moore's casting. Before agreeing to make Rhinestone with Dolly Parton, Sylvester Stallone was prepping an action comedy movie at Paramount Pictures called Jitterbugs which would have seen him cast as a New York Cop hired to protect classical musical conductor Moore, who is caught up in a world of espionage, mafia death threats, and computer chip warfare. Richard Donner was in talks to direct. Around 1983-1984 it was widely rumoured Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger would team up for an Asterix movie to be produced by Dino De Laurentiis, with Moore playing Asterix and Schwarzenegger as his sidekick Obelix. He and Moore shared the same agent, Lou Pitt, and years later it was again rumoured the two would team up for an action/comedy. The character of Gwildor played by Billy Barty in Masters of the Universe was originally intended to be the character of Orko and likewise was intended for Moore. In 1989, the James Bond producers wanted to cast Moore in the role of Q in Licence To Kill. Moore travelled to Mexico to have a costume fitting, but apparently had a last minute change of heart and left the project. Likewise in 1995 he was again linked to the Bond franchise to be playing a character in Goldeneye. It is thought[who?] that his agent Lou Pitt lobbied hard for Dudley to get the role of The Penguin in Batman Returns, but Danny Devito was director Tim Burton's number one choice. Films he turned down aside from these include Splash, Beetlejuice, Short Circuit, Turner & Hooch, Trading Places and Empire of the Sun.