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Ronald Moodnick, known as Ron Moody (born January 8, 1924) is a British actor. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...

Life and work

Born in London, he has worked in a variety of genres, but is perhaps best known for his starring role as the villainous Fagin in the musical Oliver!, based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. He created the role in the original West End production, and reprised it on Broadway and in the 1968 film version, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He has appeared in several children's television series, including The Animals of Farthing Wood, Noah's Island, Telebugs, and the Discworld series. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Fagin is a fictional character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... Dickens redirects here. ... // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... The Animals of Farthing Wood is a series of childrens books written by Colin Dann, which was turned into an afternoon animated series by the European Broadcasting Union between 1992 and 1995. ... Noah Noahs Island (1997-1999) was an animated TV serial made by the creators of The Animals of Farthing Wood and commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union. ... Telebugs is a cartoon about three robots with televisions for heads - their names are Chip, Samantha and Bug. ... // This article is about the novels. ...

Moody played French entertainer and mime artist The Great Orlando in the 1963 Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday. This article is about Mime as an art form. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Summer Holiday is a British musical released in 1962, featuring singer Cliff Richard. ...

In 1969, he was offered, but declined, the lead role in Doctor Who, following the departure of Patrick Troughton from the part. He played Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning in EastEnders. In 2005, he acted in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play Other Lives, playing the Duke of Wellington. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme (and 1996 television movie) produced by the BBC. The programme shows the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor, who explores time and space in his TARDIS timeship with his companions, solving problems and righting wrongs. ... Patrick George Troughton (March 25, 1920 – March 28, 1987) was a versatile and prolific English actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. ... Jim Branning is a fictional character on the soap opera EastEnders. ... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985[3] and continuing to date. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces audio plays released straight to compact disc, based on British cult science fiction properties. ... Other Lives cover by Lee Binding. ... Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ...

A bachelor for sixty-one years, Moody married yoga instructor Therese Blackbourn in 1985. They are the parents of six children, the youngest born when Moody was seventy-three. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He is also the cousin of the Coronation Street director, Laurence Moody. Coronation Street is Britains longest-running television soap opera, first broadcast on Friday December 9, 1960, in the Granada region of ITV. The programme is consistently the highest-rated programme on British television. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Laurence Moody (born circa. ...


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Ron Moody - Biography - Moviefone (233 words)
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.
Despite his frequent on-screen perfidy, Ron Moody has remained a comedian at heart -- as well as a staunch advocate of lessening the violence quotient in action films.
Lycos Movies - Celebrity - Ron Moody (130 words)
A sad-faced character player of stage and screen often cast in comic or seriocomic roles, Ron Moody is best recalled for portraying Fagin, the adult leader of a pickpocket gang, in both the 1960 London stage and 1968 feature film versions of "Oliver!".
But Moody never seemed to land meaty roles again and his feature film and TV appearances became more sporadic in the 80s and 90s.
Moody originally studied sociology at the London School of Economics before turning to acting.
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