Ron Moody

Highest Rated: 93% The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Birthday: Jan 8, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
Smirking, wiry-nosed British character actor Ron Moody matriculated from standup comic to one of the most delightfully despicable "professional villains" in show business. The son of a plasterer, Moody didn't embark on his acting career until he was 29; before that, he'd planned to become either an economist or sociologist. After plenty of stage and TV work as an improvisational humorist, Moody made his film debut in 1957; he attained stardom in 1959 when he was selected to head the cast of the London company of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He was best known to American audiences of the 1960s through his tongue-in-cheek villainous portrayals on such British TV series as The Avengers. Moody went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for his bravura performance as Fagin (a character that he'd played for years on the London stage) in Oliver! (1968); two years later, he gave an equally good showing as Uriah Heep in the all-star British TV production of David Copperfield. In 1980, Moody starred in the American TV series Nobody's Perfect as bumbling Clouseau-like detective Roger Hart. He continued to act well into older age, appearing in films like A Kid in King Arthur's Court and had a run on the British soap Eastenders. Despite his frequent on-screen perfidy, Ron Moody remained a comedian at heart -- as well as a staunch advocate of lessening the violence quotient in action films. Moody also continued to associate with the role that earned him his most acclaim, appearing at reunions and in documentaries for Oliver!, including 2004 appearance for a British series, where, at age 80, he performed a dance from the film. Moody died in 2015, at age 91.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Sandwich Man Coach 2013
No Score Yet The Winter's Tale Actor 2012
No Score Yet The People's Passion Actor 2007
No Score Yet Moussaka & Chips Actor 2005
No Score Yet Lost Dogs Actor 2005
No Score Yet Revelation Actor 2002
5% A Kid in King Arthur's Court Merlin 1995
No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo Actor 1990
No Score Yet Benji's Very Own Christmas Actor 1983
38% Wrong Is Right King Awad 1982
88% Arthur Actor 1981
No Score Yet Dial M for Murder Captain Lesgate "Swann" 1981
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello) Actor 1981
No Score Yet Unidentified Flying Oddball Merlin 1979
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead) Dr. Rogers 1979
No Score Yet The Word Actor 1978
No Score Yet Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Dr. Gropinger 1977
No Score Yet Legend of the Werewolf, (Plague of the Werewolves) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Dogpound Shuffle Steps 1975
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet Flight of the Doves Hawk Dove 1971
93% The Twelve Chairs Ippolit Vorobyaninov 1970
No Score Yet David Copperfield Uriah Heep 1970
62% The Bed Sitting Room Dwarf 1969
82% Oliver! Fagin 1968
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday (Seaside Swingers) (The Adventures of Tim) Prof. Bastinado 1965
No Score Yet Murder Most Foul H. Driffold Cosgood 1964
86% The Mouse on the Moon Mountjoy 1963
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Orlando 1963
No Score Yet Five Golden Hours Gabrielle 1961
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink Old Porter 1960
No Score Yet Follow a Star Violinist 1959
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Actor 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Inspector Kyle
  • 1985
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Art Krock Sr. Guest
  • 1984
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Stafford
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Noah Beal
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Prof. Jordan Ponsonby-Hopkirk
  • 1966
No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine
1973-2010
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Richard Pratt

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