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Ron Moody

Highest Rated:   92% The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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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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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
90% 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
92% The Twelve Chairs
  • Ippolit Vorobyaninov
1970
No Score Yet David Copperfield
  • Uriah Heep
1970
No Score Yet The Bed Sitting Room
  • Dwarf
1969
81% 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
83% 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

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