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Bruce Purchase

Last updated 27 July 2014

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Captain: The Pirate Planet; Logopolis (from archive recording)Info
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Bruce Purchase (1938-2008)
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Bruce Purchase

Born: Sun 2nd October 1938
Died: Thu 5th June 2008 (age: 69)

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Bruce Purchase  was a New Zealand-born actor known for his roles on stage and television

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: CallanThe First ChurchillsA Picture of Katherine MansfieldDoomwatch,Fall of EaglesI, ClaudiusThe New AvengersBlake's 7, theITV serial Quatermass in 1979 and The Tripods.

In 2007, Purchase became seriously ill while touring with a production of The Last Confession. He died of cancer at his home in PutneyLondon.






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