The British character actor was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1968 Charles Dickens adaptation. By FraM Martins \ Marcelo Contreras
He appeared in EastEnders as Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning, and played wizard Merlin in Disney's A Kid in King Arthur's Court. His widow Therese said he would be "greatly missed".
Moody was born Ronald Moodnick in Tottenham, north London, on 8 January 1924, the son of Jewish immigrants. His father anglicised the family name to Moody several years later. He had originally planned to be an economist and did not take up acting seriously until his late 20s.
His big break came in the 1960s when he was given the part of Fagin, the leader of a band of juvenile rogues and pickpockets, in Oliver!, the musical version of Dickens's Oliver Twist.
The actor first played the part in the stage production of Lionel Bart's musical in both the West End and on Broadway, before making the movie. His other films included Murder Most Foul, Legend of the Werewolf and The Spaceman. He is survived by his widow and six children.