Deaths 2016

Deaths 2015

Deaths 2014

Deaths 2013

Deaths 2012

Deaths 2011

Deaths 2010

Deaths 2009

Full list by date of death

John Moffatt


Born - 24 September 1922, Badby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Died - 10 September 2012

Seen only in small roles for the cinema, Moffatt, a good-looking, brown-haired, often moustachioed, idiosyncratic performer, who died just short of his 90th birthday, was a leading figure in the theatre, where he played major roles in Restoration drama and comedy, as well as appearing in satirical revue and proving a formidable pantomime dame, often in shows he wrote himself. First on stage in 1944, he had ventured into television by the early 1950s, and films a few years later, playing minor roles in Loser Takes All (1956), The Silent Enemy (1958), A Night to Remember (1958), Tom Jones (1963), Julius Caesar (1970), Lady Caroline Lamb (1973), Galileo (1975), the TV movie SOS Titanic (1979, shown in Britain as a feature film) and Britannia Hospital (1982), his last. His precise tones were also heard on numerous occasions as detective Hercule Poirot in a series of radio adaptations from the novels of Agatha Christie.