biography

Born Kieron O'Hanrahan in Ireland on October 5, 1924, actor Kieron Moore initially planned a career in the medical profession before switching to acting while in college. After spending time acting in stage plays, he moved to Britain in the early 1940s and soon found himself acting on the legitimate stage. He made his first film appearance at age 20 in the crime drama The Voice Within (1945). Starring alongside up-and-coming actress Barbara White, Moore plays the part of a murderer. He and White began a relationship during the lensing of the film, and the couple married in 1947.

In the early 1950s, Moore made a couple of films in Hollywood: David and Bathsheba (1951; with Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward) and Ten Tall Men (1951; with Burt Lancaster, Gilbert Roland, Gerald Mohr, and Mari Blanchard). But neither film was a runaway success, so Moore headed back to Britain to continue acting in films. Although Moore acted in numerous costume dramas and several comedies, today he is best remembered for the horror and science fiction pictures he made during the second half of his film career, including Satellite in the Sky (1956; with Lois Maxwell), Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961; with Hazel Court), Day of the Triffids (1962; with Howard Keel and Janette Scott), and Crack in the World (1965; with Dana Andrews and Janette Scott).

the films of kieron moore

A Man About the House (1947)

Kieron Moore

From the British Lion drama A Man About the House

Anna Karenina (1948)

Kieron Moore and Vivien Leigh

From the British Lion version of Anna Karenina with Vivien Leigh

David and Bathsheba (1951)

Kieron Moore and Gregory Peck

From the 20th-Century Fox Biblical drama David and Bathsheba with Gregory Peck

The Blue Peter (1955)

Kieron Moore and Sarah Lawson

From the British Lion adventure The Blue Peter with Sarah Lawson

Satellite in the Sky (1956)

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With Lois Maxwell in the British science fiction flick Satellite in the Sky

The Steel Bayonet (1957)

Kieron Moore

From the United Artists war drama The Steel Bayonet

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

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From MGM's late noir release The Day They Robbed the Bank of England. LEFT: With Aldo Ray and Albert Sharpe. RIGHT: With Aldo Ray

The Siege of Sidney Street (1960)

Kieron Moore and Nicole Berger

With Nicole Berger in the drama The Siege of Sidney Street

Dr. Blood's Coffin (1960)

Kieron MooreKieron Moore and Hazel Court

From the entertaining United Artists horror flick Dr. Blood's Coffin. LEFT: Moore as the title character, Dr. Peter Blood. RIGHT: With Hazel Court

I Thank a Fool (1962)

Kieron Moore, Diane Cilento, and Susan Hayward

With Diane Cilento and Susan Hayward in the MGM drama I Thank a Fool

The Main Attraction (1962)

Nancy Kwan and Kieron Moore

With Nancy Kwan in the MGM drama The Main Attraction

Crack in the World (1965)

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From the entertaining science fiction effort Crack in the World. LEFT: Moore portrays Dr. Ted Rampion. CENTER A: With Dana Andrews and Janette Scott. CENTER B and RIGHT: With frequent costar Janette Scott

Son of a Gunfighter (1965)

Kieron Moore, James Philbrook, and Russ Tamblyn

From the western Son of a Gunfighter with James Philbrook and Russ Tamblyn

Arabesque (1966)

Kieron Moore and Gregory Peck

From the Universal thriller Arabesque with Gregory Peck

Bikini Paradise (1967)

Kieron Moore

From the low-budget comedy Bikini Paradise, one of Moore's last films

later years

After acting in a few low-budget films made in Spain, including Custer of the West (1967; with Jeffrey Hunter and Ty Hardin) and Run Like a Thief (1968; with Keenan Wynn and Fernando Rey), Moore turned his attention to television. He starred in the short-lived BBC action series Ryan International (1970), but this series was his last. Moore made a few appearances on other television programs before throwing in the towel in the early 1970s. Afterward, he took a position with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and concentrated his efforts on shooting documentaries of the downtrodden's plight. In the early 1980s, he became associate editor of for The Universe, a Catholic newspaper published in Great Britain. Moore retired in the mid 1990s to France, where he passed away on July 15, 2007, at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife, a daughter, and three sons.

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filmography

FILM
Run Like a Thief (1968) with Keenan Wynn, Ina Balin, and Fernando Rey
Custer of the West (1967) with Robert Shaw, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter, and Lawrence Tierney
Bikini Paradise (1967) with Janette Scott
Arabesque (1966) with Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, and John Merivale
Son of a Gunfighter (1965) with Russ Tamblyn and Fernando Rey
Crack in the World (1965) with Dana Andrews and Janette Scott
The Thin Red Line (1964) with Keir Dullea and Jack Warden
The Model Murder Case (1963) with Ian Hendry, Jeremy Brett, Peter Arne, and Jane Asher
Hide and Seek (1963) with Janet Munro
The Main Attraction (1962) with Pat Boone, Nancy Kwan, and Mai Zetterling
I Thank a Fool (1962) with Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, and Cyril Cusack
The 300 Spartans (1962) with Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, and Barry Coe
The Day of the Triffids (1962) with Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, and Janette Scott
Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961) with Hazel Court and Ian Hunter
The Siege of Sidney Street (1960) with Donald Sinden, Nicole Berger, and Peter Wyngarde
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) with Aldo Ray, Elizabeth Sellars, and Peter O'Toole
The League of Gentlemen (1960) with Jack Hawkins and Nigel Patrick
The Angry Hills (1959) with Robert Mitchum, Gia Scala, Theodore Bikel, Sebastian Cabot, and Jocelyn Lane
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) with Janet Munro, Sean Connery, and Estelle Winwood
The Key (1958) with William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka, and Bernard Lee
Three Sundays to Live (1957)
The Steel Bayonet (1957)
Satellite in the Sky (1956) with Lois Maxwell
The Blue Peter (1955) with Mervyn Johns and Anthony Newley
The Green Scarf (1954) with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd
Conflict of Wings (1954) with John Gregson
Recoil (1953) with Edward Underdown and Elizabeth Sellars
Mantrap (1953) with Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, and Kay Kendall
The Girl and His Income (1952)
Ten Tall Men (1951) with Burt Lancaster, Jody Lawrance, Gilbert Roland, George Tobias, Gerald Mohr, Mari Blanchard, and Robert Clary
David and Bathsheba (1951) with Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Jayne Meadows, and John Sutton
The Naked Heart (1950) with Michele Morgan
Honeymoon Deferred (1950) with Sally Ann Howes
Saints and Sinners (1949)
Wuthering Heights (1948) with Patrick Macnee
Anna Karenina (1948) with Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, and Sally Ann Howes
Mine Own Executioner (1947) with Burgess Meredith
A Man About the House (1947)
The Voice Within (1945) with Barbara White

TELEVISION SERIES
Ryan International, 1970 BBC TV series. Moore portrayed Hugh Ryan

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
The Zoo Gang, episode African Misfire, originally aired April 19, 1974
The Protectors, episode A Pocketful of Posies, originally aired February 22, 1974
Jason King, episode Toki, originally aired January 5, 1972
The Adventurer, episode Love Always, Magda, originally aired January 1, 1972
My Partner the Ghost, episode When the Spirit Moves You, originally aired January 2, 1970
Department S, episode Dead Men Die Twice, originally aired November 12, 1969
Vendetta, episode The Hit and Run Man, originally aired July 22, 1968
Boy Meets Girl, episode Flight of the Kingfisher, originally aired August 25, 1967
Zero One, episode The Contender, originally aired October 24, 1962
Sir Francis Drake, episode King of America, originally aired February 11, 1962
Three Live Wires, episode The Suit, originally aired June 26, 1961
Danger Man, episode The Sanctuary, originally aired November 6, 1960
Overseas Press Club - Exclusive!, episode The Unknown Man, originally aired August 24, 1957
Overseas Press Club - Exclusive!, episode The Man Who Changed Faces, originally aired June 15, 1957
Patrol Car, episode The Golden Peacock, originally aired April 20, 1955
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