13 October 2019 18:50
Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The award-winning actor famous for being the voice of Marvin the Paranoid android in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has died aged 81 Stephen Moore first performed the role of the "manically depressed" robot with "a brain the size of a planet" in the second episode of the original radio series in 1978. His character became one of the most popular in the series and he continued to voice the role across five radio series, a television adaptation, and in a recent stage show. When he retired from acting the role of Marvin was taken over by Jim Broadbent in the sixth radio series last year. He also played Kevin the teenager's dad in seven episodes in Harry Enfield's Television Programme. Dr Who fans will remember him as the Silurian Eldane from season five's Cold Blood.
He also played parts in the drama Mersey Beat and acted in stage plays at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. in 1983 he was received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Revival, "The Doll's House". He died last Friday and a cause of death has yet to be announced. The news was shared on Twitter by The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galacy producer Dirk Maggs. He tweeted: "Our dear friend Stephen Moore has died.
A fine actor, a lovely man and the original and most iconic voice of Marvin The Paranoid Android in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. "Our thoughts are with his family and our memories of him will always make us smile. RIP Stephen." Fan David Court wrote: "A sad farewell to Stephen Moore. I first knew him as Marvin, the paranoid android. "Also amazing as the father of Adrian Mole and Kevin the teenager, and so much mo(o)re. RIP." David Eldridge added: "Very sad to hear Stephen Moore has died. Wonderful actor and lovely man who I was privileged to work with when Festen transferred in to the west end. "God where do all the years go, three of that company are no longer with us. Anyway, rest in peace Stephen." He was married four times and leaves behind five children. The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest Daily News stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Doctor Who actor Stephen Moore has died at the age of 81 and tributes have poured in for the "talented" star. The award-winning actor was most famous for playing the voice of Marvin the Paranoid android in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Playing the "manically depressed" robot with a "brain the size of a planet" was his first big gig but his success didn't stop there. After he began starring in the show from the second episode of the original radio series in 1978 he went on to be cast in Dr Who and many other popular TV series. Marvin the Paranoid android became a hit and became one of the most popular characters from the series which led to Stephen carrying on doing the voice for five radio series, a television adaption and also a more recent stage show. Stephen retired from the role and it was then taken on by Jim Broadbent in the sixth radio series last year. Keen Doctor Who fans will also remember him from a popular episode of the sci-fi series. Stephen, who's cause of death has not yet been revealed, played the Silurian Eldane from season five's Cold Blood. He also starred as Kevin the teenager's dad in seven episodes of Harry Enfield's Television Programme. During his career he also acted in the drama Mersey Beat. (Image: Daily Mirror) Before retiring he took to stage plays and performed at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Stephen was praised for his stage work in 1983 when he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Revival, "The Doll's House". He died last Friday and the news was recently shared on Twitter by Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy producer Dirk Maggs. Married four times, Stephen leaves behind his five children.