† Jan 8 1924 – June 11 2015
A more senior and familiar face than some I've saluted. Mr Moody is still going strong at 87. Best known, of course, for his iconic, now controversial, turn as Fagin in the musical 'Oliver!' (1968), which rather overshadows the rest of his career. Other movie work includes smallish roles in films like 'The Sandwich Man' (1966), 'The Mouse On The Moon' (1963) and 'Summer Holiday' (1963), and Merlin in 'The Spaceman & King Arthur' (1979). There are comparatively few TV highlights: 'The Avengers', and odd US cop comedy 'Hart Of The Yard', before hitting 'Holby/Casualty/ The Bill/EastEnders' territory.
Factoid: He turned down the chance to replace Patrick Troughton in 'Doctor Who'.
And here's a little treat: The trailer for 'Murder Most Foul' (1964)