David Weatherley

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David Weatherley
David John Weatherley

(1939-03-01) 1 March 1939 (age 80)
London, England
OccupationActor, voice artist
Years active1963–present

David John Weatherley (born 1 March 1939) is an English-born New Zealand actor and voice artist known for his role as Barliman Butterbur in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Weatherley was born in London and moved to Canada in 1956 for a military career, serving five years in the Canadian Army. He eventually moved to New Zealand in the early 60s to engage in a theatre acting career, where he is best known for his long association with the Mercury Theatre, Auckland. He has worked in all major genres including radio drama, theater, television and film. He is perhaps best known outside New Zealand for his series regular role as Spencer in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.

In 2016 he was presented with a Scroll of Honour from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand for his services to the entertainment industry.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Other Halves Judge
Second Time Lucky British Officer
Death Warmed Up Professor Tucker
1985 Counter Measures Karl Heyden
1989 Beyond Gravity Planetarium voice
1992 My Grandpa Is a Vampire Sargent Dicky Ticker
The Girl Who Came Late Lex Rubins
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Barliman Butterbur
2007 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Spencer / Benglo TV Series
2009 Under the Mountain Desk Sergeant


  1. ^ "Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2016 Awards".

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