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Bruce PurchaseBorn: Sun 2nd October 1938
Died: Thu 5th June 2008 (age: 69)
He played the Captain in the 1978 story The Pirate Planet
Born in Thames, New Zealand, he won a scholarship to study acting in England, training at RADA, and went on to become a founding actor-member of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. He also performed regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
His television credits include: Callan, The First Churchills, A Picture of Katherine Mansfield, Doomwatch,Fall of Eagles, I, Claudius, The New Avengers, Blake's 7, theITV serial Quatermass in 1979 and The Tripods.