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Derry writer and academic Paul Moore remembered

Mr Moore worked in theatre, radio, television and film as a freelance actor for more than 20 years in Australia and Europe, and toured internationally (stock photo)
Mr Moore worked in theatre, radio, television and film as a freelance actor for more than 20 years in Australia and Europe, and toured internationally (stock photo)
Donna Deeney

By Donna Deeney

Tributes have been paid to Londonderry writer and academic Paul Moore ahead of a commemorative service taking place today.

Friends and family of Mr Moore, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday, will gather at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry to recall his life ahead of a private cremation tomorrow.

Mr Moore, who was originally from Australia, moved to Derry where he formed the production company AnNua in 2009. It drew on traditional Irish forms and sought to link these to world theatre and new technologies.

A spokeswoman for the Playhouse said it was "extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Paul, a great writer, actor and social thinker".

"The massive diversity in the modes he worked in, from theatre, poetry and prose, to music and soundscapes, never failed to humble us," she said.

Before moving to Derry, Mr Moore had an illustrious career in his native Australia where he spent many years lecturing at Sydney University.

Mr Moore worked in theatre, radio, television and film as a freelance actor for more than 20 years in Australia and Europe, and toured internationally.

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