Bruce Montague

actor - voice over artist - writer

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Current:

Bruce will play Abner Dillon in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane
during 2017/18. Directed by Mark Bramble and Produced by Michael Grade and Michael Linnit. (Gate Ventures).


In 2016, he played Florenz Ziegfeld in the musical Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre London, following a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre. Directed by Michael Mayer and Produced by Sonia Friedman. (330 performances)


Immediately before this he was appearing as Terry, a transvestite, in Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein.


He is also under contract for a series of TV ads for Stannah stairlifts worldwide until 2020 for which he provides the voice-overs.


His latest book, with a Foreword by Tim Rice, is The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information (2016). Published by Metro.


TV:


Recently he guested in half a dozen episodes of Hollyoaks as Derek, the missing ex of Nana McQueen (Diane Langton). Directed by Clive Arnold.


He was guest star in New Tricks (10/10). Directed by Brian Grant.


He is best remembered as Leonard, the frustrated lover of Wendy Craig in the hit BBC comedy series Butterflies which ran for 5 years in the 1980s. He has appeared in more than 300 TV shows including The Saint, Crane, Special Branch, Secret Army, For Maddie – With Love, Doctors, Onedin Line, Public Eye, Whoops Apocalypse! – et cetera.


Theatre:


After graduating from RADA and seasons at Birmingham and Colchester he joined the Old Vic and appeared in several plays with Vivien Leigh including La Dame aux Camellias, Duel of Angels and La Contessa. In South America he played Orsino opposite Vivien’s Viola in Twelfth Night


More recently he played Juliet Mills’s husband in Bedroom Farce for Sir Peter Hall. Other theatre credits include Phantom of the Opera (2 years at Her Majesty’s Theatre), Oliver! (3 years at The Palladium) and Fiddler on the Roof (with Topol also at the Palladium). He starred in Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Strand Theatre (aka as The Novello).


Other Work:


Bruce has appeared in 2 Doctor Who audio plays, and narrated over 100 audio books, voiced countless commercials and several animated films, including A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island and A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur.


As a writer his recent books include Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps (2014) and Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas (2015). He has written several plays for the BBC and broadcasters in other countries. With Kenny Clayton he has written The Mistress, a musical exploring the menage á trois involving Sir William and Lady Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson. And Clochemerle.


He splits his time between Hove in Sussex and Nice in France.  He is married to actress Barbara Latham with whom he has had two children and three grandchildren. His son is the Director of Photography, Sam Montague. Beginnings: