Bruce Allpress Biography – Wiki
Bruce Allpress is best known as the The Lord Of The Rings Kiwi actor who played Aldor in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He has reportedly been announced dead by his loved ones at home in Auckland on Thursday, according to his family.
He was 89 years old at the time of death.
Everything You Need To Know About Bruce Allpress
Bruce Allpress Early Life:
Allpress was born in August 25, 1930 in New Zealand. He spent his childhood in Dunedin.
Bruce Allpress Career:
In 1960, Allpress began performing in a vaudeville minstrel show called the Cheeseman Singer Series. Afterward, he started working in television drama with a role in the series Hunter’s Gold, then spent several years as a regular character on the late 1970s soap opera Close to Home.
He appeared in many television dramas and also presented on television and radio productions.
- In the 1980, he was a regular on The Billy T. James Show, as well as featuring alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the pirate adventure film Nate and Hayes
- His most known role is Aldor, archer of Rohan that shot the first Uruk-hai from their army in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Bruce Allpress Best Known For and Awards:
Allpress is best known for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Water Horse (2007) and Klynham Summer (1982). He also worked in Oscar-winning movie The Piano and The Scarecrow, starring Al Pacino.
In 1981 and 1983, he was honored with the awards of Feltex Television Award for Best Actor in the series Jocko.
Bruce Allpress Personal Life:
Allpress got married to his wife. The duo produced five children, Susan, Jane, Michael, Anna and Peter.
Update: The Lord of the Rings Star Bruce Allpress Dead At 89
On 23 April, 2020, The New Zealand actor, known for his in The Lord Of The Rings, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family members in Auckland.
On Tuesday, he died at the age of 89. In a statement, the Allpress family said 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’.
Youngest son Pete Allpress said his father remained good friends with many of his former acting colleagues until his death.
The greatest thing about him was his generosity, his son said.
“Dad picked a lot of people up when they were on the bones of their arse, whether it was his time or his money or humour, he was incredibly generous”.