The actor most known for his role in lord of the rings passed away in New Zealand on Thursday. A statement from his family, shared with stuff.co.nz said he had died peacefully at home, surrounded by his five children. His cause of death has yet to be revealed. Tribute poured in the for the late actor online, with a fan posting: sorry to hear about Bruce Allpress passing. Lived around the corner from his growing up; I think his children went to my primary school when I was there. What a fabulous life he had, condolences to the family.
I meet him in 1976 while working on close to home and remember his wicked sense of humor. I always enjoyed our interaction greatly and Bruce superb humor and wicked up takes were the stuff of legend, actor Peter Elliott said. I had the greatest pleasure working with him and picking his brain in the 80s and 90s both in television and theatrical circles.
On a rare occasion, I would pop into his antique store for a brief insult and comedic equip and two. And I have always enjoyed his appearance on the screen. Although he will be sadly missed, he will also be long remembered. An icon of the era.
In the statement shared by his family, they said his love for the performing arts was inspired by his mum, who look Bruce on outings to amateur theater productions while growing up in Dunedin . Bruce first came to fame back in the 1960s with his first role coming in the chessmen singer series, before appearing in. New Zealand soap close to home.
His big-screen credits include a stint in the oscar-winning film the piano. The scarecrow and frosty man ..one of his more notable roles was an Aldor is lord of the rings: the two towers, back in 2002.