Roy Hudd, OBE, is an English comedian, actor, radio personality, author and playwright. He was the voice of Max Quordlepleen in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series).
Hudd is well known for his roles in television, which include The Sooty Show (1969-1975), Common as Muck (1994-1997), Missing (2010), Ashes to Ashes (2010), and, most recently Broadchurch (2017). Between 2002 and 2010, he played Archie Shuttleworth in Coronation Street.
Douglas Adams said of Hudd's role in the radio series "to this day he still claims he doesn't know what it was all about."
As Compere (Max Quordlepleen)