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Who is Bruce Allpress? ( Actor Died) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause Of Death, Family, Career, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Who is Bruce Allpress? ( Actor Died) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause Of Death, Family, Career, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know
Who is Bruce Allpress? ( Actor Died) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause Of Death, Family, Career, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Bruce Allpress Wiki – Bruce Allpress Bio

New Zealand actor Bruce Allpress, who appeared on the long-standing 1970s television show Close to Home, and had roles in The Piano and Lord of the Rings, died at 89. Allpress died on Thursday April 23 at his Auckland home surrounded by family members.

Bruce Allpress Age

He was 89 years old.

Bruce Allpress Wife & Children

Bruce is survived by his five children: Susan, Jane, Michael, Anna and Peter.

Bruce Allpress Career

Her first role, in the 1960s, was in a vaudeville act called The Cheeseman Singer Series. He later appeared in the iconic soap opera Close to Home, which ran between 1975 and 1983, as well as in the roles of Hunter’s Gold, The Billy T. James Show, Mortimer’s Patch, and Jocko, for which he won the Feltex Actor of the Year in 1981. and 1983. Her film roles included parts in New Zealand films such as Came a Hot Friday, The Scarecrow, and smaller roles in major studio productions such as The Piano, Lord of the Rings, Frosty Man, and BMX Kid.

Allpress was also a regular fixture on stage and worked as a theatre director and producer.

Bruce’s 60-year career was illustrious: as well as appearing in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed series, he starred alongside Al Pacino in The Scarecrow, as well as roles in The PianoFrosty Man and the BMX Kid and for his fans at home, a 1975-83 stint on iconic soap opera Close to Home. He also played Master Phant in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.

Tributes

The Allpress family released a statement today saying his “love for the performing arts was inspired by his mum, who took Bruce on outings to amateur theatre productions while growing up in Dunedin”.

Friend and fellow actor Peter Elliott paid tribute to Allpress as an icon of 70s and 80s Kiwi film and television.

“I always enjoyed our interactions greatly, and Bruce’s superb humour and wicked pisstakes were the stuff of legend,” Elliott said.

“I had the greatest pleasure working with him and picking his brains in the 80s and 90s, both in television and theatrical circles.

His son, Michael, also said: ‘Dad lived an extremely full life. He was very accepting of the vast diversity that humanity presents and very much an independent thinker. He was a valuable and wise contributor over the years at Allpress Coffee. He will be missed dearly.’

Bruce is survived by his five children: Susan, Jane, Michael, Anna and Peter.

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