Dave Prowse

Last updated 29 November 2020

Dave Prowse (1935-2020)
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David Prowse MBE

Born: Monday 1st July 1935
Died: Thursday 26th November 2020 (age: 85)


Dave Prowse played the Minotaur in the Doctor Who story The Time Monster. Outside of Doctor Who, the tall actor has a long resume of film and TV appearances, including playing no less than three different versions of Frankenstein's monster — two for Hammer films of the early 1970s, and once as a Boris Karloff-style monster in the 1967 spoof Casino Royale. His best-known roles, however, were as the body (but not the voice) of Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films, and as the Green Cross Man in a number of British safety PSAs.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA