First stage appearance with Oxford University Drama Society
Wrote toothpaste jingles that played in the West Indies; composed an original ballet
Became resident composer for London's Royal Court Theater; composed first stage score for "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance"
Traveled to the USA as a sideman with the Vic Lewis Orchestra; toured US military camps
Performed as jazz pianist at the Duplex in NYC
Joined the John Dankworth Band, featuring singer Cleo Laine, playing jazz piano
Professional stage debut, "Beyond the Fringe" at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; worked with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Peter Cook
London stage debut, "Beyond the Fringe"
Worked as a nightclub performer in London
Broadway debut, "Beyond the Fringe"
Frequently performed in Manhattan nightclubs like Michael's Pub. Village Vanguard and the Rainbow Grill
Starred with Peter Cook in three seasons of the BBC comedy sketch series "Not Only ... But Also"
Composed first film score and co-wrote first screen story for "30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia"
With Cook, co-wrote and co-starred the stylish updating of the Faust legend, "Bedazzled"; also scored
Appeared in the black comedy "The Bed Sitting Room"
Had lead role in the London production of Woody Allen's stage comedy "Play It Again, Sam"
Starred in British TV series, "It's Lulu ... Not to Mention Dudley Moore"
Reunited with Peter Cook for the stage revue "Behind the Fridge"; also co-wrote; production opened on Broadway in 1973 under the title "Good Evening"; later toured USA
Settled in Los Angeles
Co-starred with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in "Foul Play"
Starred as a married man intrigued by a woman he spots on the beach in "10"; replaced George Segal in role
Debut as an executive producer, "Derek and Clive Get the Horn"; also starred
Performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a Gershwin salute
Received Best Actor Oscar nomination as the alcoholic title character, a spoiled wealthy man who finally finds love, in "Arthur"
Cast as a politician romancing a widow with a sick child in "Six Weeks"; also composed the film's musical score
Starred in "Lovesick" and "Romantic Comedy"
Headlined the remake of "Unfaithfully Yours", playing a jealous orchestral conductor
Played a wisecracking elf in "Santa Claus: The Movie"
Reprised his signature role in the inferior sequel "Arthur II: On the Rocks"; also served as an executive producer
With Sir Georg Solti, co-hosted the Showtime series "Orchestra!"; also served as an executive producer
Starred in the short-lived American TV sitcom series, "Dudley" (CBS)
Last starring role in features "Blame It on the Bellboy"
Second attempt at US TV series, the short-lived CBS sitcom "Daddy's Girls"
Voiced Spin in a series of National Geographic videos released under the umbrella title of "Really Wild Animals"
Replaced by George Segal in "The Mirror Has Two Faces", directed by and starring Barbra Streisand
Acted in "A Weekend in the Country"; aired on USA Network
Sued for nine counts of assault, battery, domestic violence and defamation by Nicole Rothschild, estranged wife
Underwent open heart surgery (September)
In late September, announced he was suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare, degenerative Parkinson's disease-like brain disorder