Doctor Who and Hollyoaks star Bruce Montague dies aged 83

Bruce Montague has died at the age of 83, his agent has confirmed

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Montague – who starred in Doctor Who, Butterflies and Hollyoaks – has died.

Talent agency Belfield and Ward confirmed the news in a statement, reading: “We are very sad to report that the glorious Bruce Montague has passed away.

"Such a gentleman and he will be sorely missed. What a talent and what a career on stage and screen! From Butterflies to more recently Funny Girl and 42nd St.

"Rest well darling man!"

Bruce Montague playing Derek Clough in Hollyoaks
Bruce Montague playing Derek Clough in Hollyoaks

Montague starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure, The Genocide Machine, as the character Elgin in 2000.

Alongside Paul McCann, he then took on the role of Gnash in Doctor Who’s Sword of Orion.

After a prolonged spell focusing on theatre work, he returned to TV as Derek Clough in Hollyoaks in 2015.

But Montague is arguably best known for his role as Leonard Dunn in BBC sitcom Butterflies, which aired from 1978 until 1983.

He was married to actress and novelist, Barbara Latham.

Montague is survived by his two children – Sam and Kate.