Dudley Moore & Peter Cook
THIS CLOSE UP HEADSHOT OF PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE WAS ONLY RECENTLY UNEARTHED FROM THE ARCHIVE AND HAS NEVER BEEN OFFERED IN PRINT FORM BEFORE. IMAGE RELEASED 1ST JUNE, 2012. TO THIS DAY, THE IMAGE IS STILL USED ON THE FRONT COVER OF ‘THE BEST OF PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE’, VOLUME ONE.
THE WATERMARK AND THE SIGNATURE ON THE IMAGE WILL NOT BE PRESENT ON AN ORIGINAL PRINT
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook has been described as “the funniest man who ever drew breath”, although his work was also controversial. Cook was closely associated with anti-establishment comedy which emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, composer and musician.
Moore first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in the early 1960s, and then became famous as half of the highly popular television double-act he formed with Peter Cook.
His fame as a comedy film actor was later heightened by success in hit Hollywood films such as Foul Play, 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur in the late 1970s and early 1980s, respectively. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as “Cuddly Dudley” or “The Sex Thimble”, a reference to his short stature and reputation as a “ladies’ man”.