The actor Jeremy Bulloch has died at the age of 75.
Jeremy Bulloch was best known in science fiction circles for playing bounty hunter Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise appearing in the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
He also appeared in seven episodes of Doctor Who. His first appearance was in 1965 when he played alongside First Doctor William Hartnell in the story “The Space Museum”. Bulloch played Tor, one of the Xeron rebels.He returned to the series in 1973 playing Hal the archer in the Third Doctor story “The Time Warrior”.
Bulloch has a long career in film and television, first appearing at the age of 12 in a breakfast cereal commercial. As a child actor, he had many appearances in early television productions including roles in Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School and The Chequered Flag as well as the films Carry on Teacher and Spare the Rod.
In the 1960’s he appeared with Cliff Richard in the fun-filled musical Summer Holiday. and had a regular role in the soap opera Compact. Other roles included parts in George & Mildred, The Professionals, Agony, Jenny’s War, Robin Hood, Casualty, The Bill and Starhyke. He appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy.
In recent years he has been a regular at Star Wars conventions.
Jeremy Bulloch died in hospital on Thursday from health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease”, according to his agent. He is survived by his wife, three sons and 10 grandchildren.