Dudley Moore

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Dudley Moore in 1991

Dudley Stuart John Moore CBE (19 April 193527 March 2002) was a British actor, comedian and musician. He first came to attention in the revue Beyond the Fringe.


  • It seems that a lot of people, who haven’t known of me as a pianist, think I’ve just started off as a comedian. And so for them the piano was something extra. But, of course, playing the piano was something that came before all of what’s happened now.
    • Interview in Crescendo (London, July and August 1966), as reproduced on the Jazz Professional website
  • Maybe the memory does play tricks. Increasingly, I'm thinking, 'What was their name? I knew that name yesterday.' I think that's what happens. At some point, I'll forget that I ever worked with Peter Cook, I suppose, and Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller.
    • Interview, The Independent (14 October 1995).
    • Bennett, Cook and Miller were the other members of the Beyond the Fringe team.

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