Lord of the Rings star Bruce Allpress dies aged 89 – The Sun

LORD of the Rings star Bruce Allpress has died aged 89 surrounded by his  heartbroken family.

The New Zealand actor played Aldor in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and had a role in The Scarecrow starring Al Pacino.

In a moving statement, his family said his "love" for the performing arts was inspired by his mum, who took him to amateur theatre productions as a child.

The actor spent more than 60 years working on New Zealand TV shows and films after landing his first role in 1960s show The Cheeseman Singer Series.

He later appeared on Kiwi soap opera Close to Home which ran from 1975 to 1983.

Bruce also had a string of roles in Hollywood blockbusters – including Oscar-winning film The Piano alongside Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel.

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