The actor Terence Bayler
has died at the age of 86
Terence Bayler appeared in two Doctor Who stories. In 1966 he played Yendom, one of the Monoids' slaves, in the First Doctor story The Ark
. In 1969 he returned to the series playing Major Barrington, an officer in the British Army, in the final Second Doctor story, The War Games
Bayler was born in New Zealand, where he first trained as an actor, appearing the 1952 film Broken Barrier
, playing a young journalist who falls in love with a Maori woman.
After moving to the UK he made regular appearances on British Television appearing in Hamlet, Moonstrike, Compact, Maigret, Ivanhoe, The Brothers, Upstairs, Downstairs, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Squad, London's Burning, The Bill
In 1971 he needed stitches above an eye after he was injured in a sword fight while the shooting Roman Polanski's 1971 film of Shakespeare's Macbeth
where he played Macduff.
Terence Bayler had a long association with the Monty Python team, appearing in Eric Idle's BBC TV series Rutland Weekend Television
as well as in The Rutles
, All You Need Is Cash
and in the play Pass The Butler
. He appeared in two Terry Gilliam films, Time Bandits
. He had a small but memorable role in the film The Life of Brian
declaring I’m Brian and so’s my wife
In later years he played the Bloody Baron in the Harry Potter films.
Terence Bayler died early last month.