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As Aldor at Helm's Deep, 2000
Bruce Robert Allpress

(1930-08-25)25 August 1930
Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 23 April 2020(2020-04-23) (aged 89)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actor

Bruce Robert Allpress (25 August 1930 – 23 April 2020) was a New Zealand actor.


Allpress grew up in Dunedin, the second son of William and Gladys Allpress. He began performing in the 1960s in a vaudeville minstrel show called the Cheeseman Singer Series. He began working in television drama with a role in the series Hunter's Gold, then spent several years as a regular character on the late 1970s soap opera Close to Home.

He appeared in many television dramas and also presented on television and radio productions. In the mid-1980s, he was a regular on The Billy T. James Show, as well as featuring alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the pirate adventure film Nate and Hayes. His most known role is Aldor, archer of Rohan that accidentally shot the first Uruk-hai from their army in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Allpress died on 23 April 2020, aged 89, six months after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


In 1981 and 1983, Allpress was awarded the Feltex Television Award for Best Actor in the series Jocko.


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Beyond Reasonable Doubt Detectivez Sam Keith
1981 Bad Blood Inspector Calwell
1982 The Scarecrow Uncle Athol
1983 Nate and Hayes Mr. Blake
1985 Came a Hot Friday Don's Dad
1985 Should I Be Good? Neville Oswald
1990 The Shrimp on the Barbie Mr. Ridley
1993 The Piano Blind Piano Tuner
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Aldor
2006 Ozzie Charlie Foster
2007 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Jock McGowan
2008 Power Rangers Jungle Fury Master Phant
2011 Rest for the Wicked Mr. Maxwell

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