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Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore

Born in 1935, Dudley Moore overcame humble background, diminutive stature and a club foot to become a comic favourite and global sex-symbol.

Musically talented from childhood, Moore won an organ scholarship to Oxford University where he met Alan Bennett, whose recommendation saw him join the Beyond the Fringe revue, where he formed his comic partnership with Peter Cook.

When offered his own series, "Not Only … But Also", Moore instantly turned to Cook.

The pairing was perfect: where Cook was the lizard-eyed know-all, Moore was the put-upon but irrepressible everyman.

After the hugely successful series ended, the Pete and Dud partnership resurfaced sporadically in films and the notorious Derek and Clive recordings.

In the mid-70s, Moore moved to Hollywood where lead roles in "10" and "Arthur" made him a star.

In September 1999 he was diagnosed as suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, which tragically ended his life in 2002.

Appearances by Dudley Moore
Start YearAliasProgramme BrandCountry

As a Performer

Beyond The Fringe 1964
Not Only...But Also 1965

As a Writer

Beyond The Fringe 1964
Not Only...But Also 1965

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