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Edward John Brayshaw|
18 October 1933
New South Wales, Australia
28 December 1990 (aged 57)|
His television roles include the part of Rochefort in the 1966 serial The Three Musketeers and 1967's The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers. He is probably most recognised for playing Harold Meaker in the children's series Rentaghost, throughout its 8-year run on BBC1.
He often appeared in TV adventure series, taking roles in several ITC series including The Saint, The Baron (in two episodes but in different roles), The Champions and Return of the Saint, often in swarthy, villainous roles. In The Champions, for example, he played a mob boss. He appeared twice in Doctor Who: first as Léon Colbert in 1964's The Reign of Terror, and second as the War Chief, one of the main villains in the 1969 serial The War Games. He appeared in the 1969 Avengers episode "Homicide and Old Lace", which had been re-edited from an unfinished story entitled "The Great, Great Britain Crime". Later roles included The Bill and Bergerac.
Brayshaw also appeared in various television commercials, including a 1980s advert for the Nationwide Building Society.
Brayshaw died of throat cancer in 1990.
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