Doctor Who News Peter Gilmore guested in Frontios as Brazen

Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Frontios Actor Peter Gilmore Dies

Doctor Who guest star and acclaimed actor Peter Gilmore has passed away aged 81.

Peter Gilmore guested in Frontios as Brazen

Although he was best known for his portrayal of the rugged, steadfast Captain James Onedin in Cyril Abraham’s The Onedin Line, Gilmore was introduced to a whole new generation of viewers when he took on the role of Brazen, the security chief of the human colony Frontios in the 1984 serial of the same name – where in keeping with his heroic persona, he sacrificed himself in order for the Doctor escape.

Gilmore died in London on 3 February 2013, survived by his wife and a son, Jason, from his first marriage. You can read a full obituary at Cult Britannia.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Frontios Actor Peter Gilmore Dies

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    A very sad loss. Frontios is a much-underrated gem, and Gilmore was brilliant in it.

  2. avatar Andrew says:

    A sad fact I have heard is that with Peter Gilmore’s passing, there are now no stories from 1963-89 in which the full cast are still alive :(

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