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Stephen Moore

plays Dr. Edward Wilson

The part of Dr. Edward Wilson, Scott's faithful friend and supporter on both his Antarctic expeditions, is played by Stephen Moore, a dedicated theatre actor who can only occasionally be enticed into television or films.

Londoner Stephen Moore, a lawyer's son, trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he won the Laurence Olivier Prize, before joining the Old Vic in 1959.

His distinguished stage career since then had included a string of classical roles in plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw and Tennessee Williams.

He established himself in London at the Royal Court in 'West of Suez', 'Objections to Sex and Violence', 'Action' and 'Treats' before joining the National Theatre in 1978. During his four years on the South Bank he was in twelve plays, among them David Hare's 'Plenty', 'State of Revolution', and 'The Lady from Maxim's', but his fondest memories are of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Bedroom Farce' in the West End and then on Broadway.

In 1983 he returned to America in Ibsen's 'A Dolls House' (which won his [sic] a SWET award) and in 'All's Well That Ends Well' for his new employers, the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since he joined them in 1981, he has worked both at Stratford-upon-Avon and at London's Barbican, playing Sir Toby Belch in 'Twelfth Night', Cardinal Wolsey in 'Henry VIII' and Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'.

Stephen Moore's film career includes roles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Frenzy' and Richard Attenborough's 'A Bridge too Far', and more recently in Richard Eyre's comedy 'Laughterhouse'. Televsion audiences will remember him as the teacher in 'Rock Follies', Danny in 'Solo' opposite Felicity Kendall, and Jasper in 'Brideshead Revisited'.

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