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Stephen Moore2
Stephen Moore
Born: 11 December 1937
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Marvin, Gag Halfrunt, The Man in the Shack, Vogon Guard



Stephen Moore played the voice of Marvin in the radio and TV series. He also played a few minor roles in the radio shows such as Gag Halfrunt, the whale (uncredited), and The Man in the Shack. After Moore's retirement, Jim Broadbent took over the role of Marvin in the 2018 radio adaptation of And Another Thing....

Moore has had numerous appearances on stage at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and London's West End. He has also appeared in the television series Rock Follies, The Last Place On Earth and Doctor Who.

He also played Odin in series two of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on BBC Radio 4[1], adapted from two of Douglas Adams' other books (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul). This radio series also starred Peter Davison (who also appeared in the Hitchhiker's TV series) and Michael Fenton Stevens (who appeared in the Hitchhiker's radio series), and was directed by Dirk Maggs who was chosen by Adams to produce the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential phases of the radio series.

Adams said of Moore that "Stephen would find the character immediately and would make it really excellent".

Moore was also the reader of the original audiobook versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide series, books one through five.

Appearances Edit

Radio Edit

As Marvin the Paranoid Android

Primary Phase Edit

Secondary Phase Edit

Tertiary Phase Edit

Quandary Phase Edit

As Gag Halfrunt

Primary Phase Edit

  • Fit the Second

Secondary Phase Edit

  • Fit the Seventh
  • Fit the Ninth

As Sperm Whale

  • Fit the Third

As Vogon Guard

  • Fit the Ninth

As Pupil

  • Fit the Eleventh

As The Man in the Shack

  • Fit the Twelfth

External links Edit

Notes and references Edit

  1. Who's Who in Dirk Gently on BBC Radio 4 Website.