Dudley Moore

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'Indecently funny in every way' – Peter Cook's legacy by Eddie Izzard, Lucy Porter and more
His influence is everywhere – but is the great, groundbreaking comedian being forgotten? Twenty-five years after his death, we reassess his impact

Ryan Gilbey

09, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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I saw Jonathan Miller in Beyond the Fringe – and I'm still dazzled
The Guardian’s theatre critic was at the sketch group’s first show in 1960. It was the beginning of a friendship … and a satire boom that changed the world

Michael Billington

28, Nov, 2019 @11:56 AM

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From Beyond the Fringe to Nanette: five shows that changed the face of comedy
With the Edinburgh fringe in full flow, here are the five standup sets that catapulted their creators to fame

Brian Logan

21, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The worst job one could ever have? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Amazon’s deus ex machina | Women in the boardroom | Good morning, squid | Asterix and the Aztecs | Derek and Clive

Letters

01, Jun, 2018 @3:58 PM

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'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendship

Simon Parkin

27, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Chris Ingham Quartet: Dudley review – still dazzled by Dud
(Downhome)

Dave Gelly

08, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Stanley Kubrick ruined my childhood: my mum, the Hollywood publicist
Simon Booker recalls his unconventional upbringing with his mother who was a glamorous film publicist in the Mad Men era

Simon Booker

25, Jun, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Derek and Clive are back – are they too much for the 21st century?
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s relentlessly filthy 70s albums anticipated punk, and influenced both alternative comedy and a generation of smutty teenagers. But is this re-release just too offensive for modern ears?

Andrew Harrison

02, Aug, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Sunday Mirror reporter who spent a night with Frank Sinatra
In her book she tells how she got her scoop by regular visits to the bathroom

Roy Greenslade

06, Jul, 2015 @12:51 PM

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Neil Cowley: The Other Side of Dudley Moore review – funny and moving tribute to the comic actor
A triumphantly diverse tribute to Moore as a sidelined jazz maestro, sympathetically told by a lifelong devotee

John Fordham

27, Apr, 2015 @2:57 PM

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The playlist: jazz – Billie Holiday, Stan Tracey, Dudley Moore and more
A week of anniversaries brings Lady Day and Cuddly Dudley Moore to mind – as well as an evocative Stan Tracey meditation upon the work of Dylan Thomas

John Fordham

21, Apr, 2015 @1:42 PM

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Dudley Moore – from film scores to funk
We all know he was a great comedian, but Dudley Moore was also one of Britain’s finest jazz pianists. To mark the 80th anniversary of his birth on 19 April, here are 10 of his best piano pieces

John Lewis

17, Apr, 2015 @12:45 PM

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