Roddy Maude-Roxby Movies and Career Information
Apr 02, 1930
Roddy Maude-Roxby (born 2 April 1930 in London) is an English actor. Maude-Roxby has appeared in numerous films, such as The Aristocats, Unconditional Love, and Clint Eastwood's White Hunter, Black Heart, playing the British Partner Thompson. Roddy is also known for his theatrical and TV roles (appeared in The Goodies episode "Snooze", Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's Not Only But Also, Cook's The Establishment (London and New York) and was winner of Theatre of the Year Award for Best Comic New York in 1968 for his stand up work, in which Woody Allen was also nominated. He was the voice of Edgar in Walt Disney’s The Aristocats. An early innovator at the Royal College of Art (alongside David Hockney and Peter Blake) he was one of the country’s first performance artists before it was a recognised art. He also collaborated in a pre-Monty Python series entitled The Complete and Utter History of Britain with Michael Palin and Terry Jones amongst others. Roddy has worked with masks and improvisation for over 40 years and was a co-creator of improvisational games developed at the Royal Court theatre and then as 'Theatre Machine' with Keith Johnstone.