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Bruce Allpress

Actor

Veteran actor Bruce Allpress played true-blue Kiwis in everything from Ronald Hugh Morrieson classic The Scarecrow to 2011 retirement home movie Rest for the Wicked. Alongside a long run of supporting roles, he scored two Feltex Awards as the swagman star of 1980s TV series Jocko. Allpress died on 23 April 2020. He was 89.  

It’s not over yet — the best is yet to come as far as I’m concerned. Bruce Allpress on his career, in his 2011 ScreenTalk interview for NZ On Screen

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, As: Alfred Saunders - Television

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Rest for the Wicked

2011, As: Mr Maxwell - Film

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Frosty Man and the BMX Kid

2010, As: Frosty Man - Short Film

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, As: Keith - Television

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Go Girls

2013, As: Raymond - Television

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The Cult

2009, As: Keith - Television

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, As: Aldor - Film

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Mercy Peak

2002, As: Noel Molloy - Television

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Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

1999, As: Farmer - Television

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Fallout

1994, As: Air Marshal Ewan Jamieson - Television

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The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

1992, Actor - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, As: Ronnie Dexter - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, As: Ronnie Dexter - Television

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Shark in the Park

1992, As: Alan Cross - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, As: Justice Williams - Television

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Should I Be Good?

1985, As: Neville Oswald - Film

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 1, First Episode

1985, As: Dad Teo - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 6, Episode Six

1985, As: Dad Teo - Television

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Came a Hot Friday

1984, As: Don's Dad - Film

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Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, As: Sparky - Television

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Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

1983, As: Snow - Television

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Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five

1983, Actor - Television

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Savage Islands

1983, As: Mr Blake (Hayes' second in command) - Film

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Bad Blood

1982, As: Inspector Creswell - Film

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Jocko - Man with a Gun

1981, As: Jocko - Television

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Jocko

1981 - 1983, As: Jocko - Television

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The Scarecrow

1981, As: Uncle Athol - Film

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Sea Urchins

1980, As: Scungie - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, As: Detective Stan Keith - Film

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, As: Sparky - Television

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Hunter's Gold

1976, As: Gordon Hunter - Television