Most of you will ask ‘who?’ when I mention the actor Bruce Montague.
Everyone who loved the gentle comedy of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Butterflies by Carla Lane, will know him as Leonard the hopeful suitor of Wendy Craig’s Ria.
In the programme his chauffeur was Portsmouth-born actor the late Michael Ripper.
Bruce has appeared in more than 300 television programmes, but like most actors, if they are not seen on the television they are thought not to be working. In fact Bruce has made hundreds of stage appearances.
He spent a year appearing in The Phantom of the Opera and also appeared in Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Oliver! and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
He has many musicals to his name and co-authored several books.
Now 73, he lives in Hove with his wife of 52 years, actress Barbara Latham.