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Ron Moody

8 January 1924 to 11 June 2015

A British actor best known for his BAFTA and Oscar-nominated role as Fagin in Oliver! (1968), Moody was reprising the role he had reimagined eight years earlier for the London stage. He had a passion for writing and composing musicals, and notably turned down the opportunity to play the third incarnation of Doctor Who.

Read Ron Moody's Guardian obituary here