William Moore


Real name: William Moore
Born: 19 April ??, Birmingham, Died 2000
Married: Mollie Sugden


  1. Robin (twins)
  2. Simon (twins)

Contact: c/o Joan Reddin

Played: Cyril Turpin (1969 - 1972)

After leaving school William trained at The Birmingham Repertory Company and then at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. When in repertory at Swansea he met his wife Mollie Sugden.

His stage work has been very extensive and has included world and national tours and plays in both the West End and provincial theatres. His best known theatre production was the West End production of When We Are Married.

In a career spanning over 40 years he has worked on television shows including Dombey and Son, Dads Army, The Cedar Tree, Softly, Softly, Middlemarch, Better Than The Movies, Dick Emery Show, Charles Bravo, Scott On, Sherlock Holmes, South Riding, The Brontes, Sam, Love Story, The Fenn Street Gang, No Laughing Matter, An Horseman Riding By, The Confidence Course, To The Manor Born, No Honestly and Dick Turpin.

He is best known for three roles. In 1969 he began a five year run in Coronation Street as police officer Cryil Turpin. His wife Mollie was also in the show as landlady Nellie Harvey. He played Father in Sorry for 7 years beginning in 1981 and then rejoined Mollie to play husband and wife team George and Nora Powers in My Husband and I, which ran for two years.

Mollie and William have twin sons; Robert and Simon and they live in Surrey.


TV credits include: Z Cars; Softly, Softly; Middlemarch; Dombey and son; Better than the Movies; Dad's Army (BBC1) as Station Master; The Dick Emery Show; Charles Bravo; Scott On...; The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes; South Riding; The Brontes; Sam; Love Story; The Cedar Tree; The Fenn Street Gang; No Honestly; Dick Turpin; Sorry; My Husband and I


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