Wednesday 24 May 2017

Actor Ron Moody who played Fagin in Oliver! has died

English actor Ron Moody as he appears in the role of Fagin in 'Oliver!'. directed by Carol Reed, 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ron Moody
English actor Ron Moody as he appears in the role of Fagin in 'Oliver!'. directed by Carol Reed, 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ron Moody

Actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the hit film version of Oliver!, has died aged 91, his family said.

The British actor was known for character roles and his turn in the 1968 musical film bagged him an oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win.

He also appeared in Eastenders as Edwin Caldecott, a former enemy of Jim Branning.

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