Ron Moody is a British actor. Born Ronald Moodnick 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!. 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.
In 1969, he was offered, but declined, the lead role in Doctor Who, following the departure of Patrick Troughton from the role.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Ron Moody Facts
|Birth Name||Ronald Moodnick|
|Birthday||January 8, 1924 (93)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||1969 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Oliver)|