Bruce Montague dead: Doctor Who and Hollyoaks star dies aged 83


The late actor was described as ‘such a gentleman’ (Picture: Rex)

Bruce Montague, who starred in Hollyoaks and in Doctor Who audio adventures, has died at the age of 83.

The actor’s death was confirmed by his talent agency Belfield & Ward, who shared a tribute on social media.

‘We are very sad to report that the glorious Bruce Montague has passed away. Such a gentleman and he will be so sorely missed,’ the statement read.

‘What a talent and what a career on stage and screen! From Butterflies to more recently Funny Girl & 42nd St 💔Rest well darling man! 24/3/39-16/8/22.’

Born in March 1939, Montague’s career spanned almost six decades, with the actor starring in over 300 TV productions.

In the early 2000s, he appeared in the Doctor Who audio adventures The Genocide Machine and Sword of Orion voicing the role of Chief Librarian Elgin and Grash respectively.

Sheena Easton (Dorothy Brock) and Bruce Montague (Abner Dillon) 42nd Street Photocall at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Montague pictured in 2017 starring in 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London (Picture: Joanne Davidson/Rex/Shutterstock)

In 2015, he took on a guest role in soap Hollyoaks as Derek Clough, appearing in five episodes.

Between 2001 and 2019, he played three different characters on TV show Doctors, the most recent of which was Clyde Butler three years ago.

He starred in TV series Whoops Apocalypse in the 1980s (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Montague starred in various stage productions throughout his life, including 42nd Street for a UK tour and on the West End as well as Casa Valentina, by playwright Harvey Fierstein.

One of his best-known roles was also Leonard Dunn in the sitcom Butterflies, which aired on BBC2 from 1978 to 1983.

Following the announcement of Montague’s death, several people paid tribute to the late actor.

‘We love you Bruce, rest peacefully. What a legend,’ commented actress Millie O’Connell.

‘Dressed him on 42nd St – what a gorgeous gentleman,’ someone else wrote, while another added: ‘Such sad news. What a gent.’

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