Butterflies actor Bruce Montague dies aged 83

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ruce Montague, finest identified for enjoying Leonard Dunn within the BBC sitcom Butterflies, has died on the age of 83.

The actor, initially from Kent, additionally appeared within the soaps Hollyoaks and Medical doctors and on stage in productions of forty second Avenue and Humorous Lady.

His demise on Tuesday was introduced by his expertise company Belfield and Ward, which shared a tribute on Twitter.

It mentioned: “We’re very unhappy to report that the wonderful Bruce Montague has handed away. Such a gentleman and he will likely be sorely missed.

“What a expertise and what a profession on stage and display! From Butterflies to extra just lately Humorous Lady & forty second St. Relaxation properly darling man!”

Montague starred in Butterflies reverse Wendy Craig, who performed Ria Parkinson, a pissed off housewife, and Geoffrey Palmer as her hard-working however reserved dentist husband, Ben.

The collection, which was written by Carla Lane and broadcast on BBC Two from 1978 to 1983, adopted Ria as she contemplates an affair with Montague’s Leonard.

Wendy Craig along with her CBE for companies to drama and charity (Victoria Jones/PA) / PA Archive

In 1999, Montague performed Mr Brownlow in Oliver! directed by Sir Sam Mendes on the London Palladium.

2000 noticed him visitor star within the Physician Who audio story The Genocide Machine, and the next yr he lent his voice to the Sword Of Orion, additionally that includes Paul McGann as The Physician.

He additionally performed vehicle tycoon Abner Dillon in a UK tour of traditional stage musical forty second Avenue, later reprising the function within the West Finish from 2017.


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