'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek' actor Maurice Roeves dies aged 83

Amy Johnson
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Maurice Roeves attends the UK Film Premiere of 'Brighton Rock' at the Odeon West End on February 1, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
Maurice Roeves attends the UK Film Premiere of 'Brighton Rock' at the Odeon West End on February 1, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Maurice Roeves, the Scottish actor known for his role in The Last of the Mohicans and TV credits including Doctor Who and Star Trek, has died at the age of 83.

The news of his passing was confirmed by his agent Lovett Logan in a statement.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our wonderful client Maurice Roeves," began a message posted to Twitter.

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“Maurice had a hugely successful career in both theatre and screen which spanned several decades, starting in his home country of Scotland and moving to London and the United States.

British actor Maurice Roeves (as a Romulan Captain) (fore) and several unidentified others in a scene from an episode of the television series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' entitled 'The Chase,' California, April 26, 1993. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
British actor Maurice Roeves (as a Romulan Captain) (fore) and several unidentified others in a scene from an episode of the television series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' entitled 'The Chase,' California, April 26, 1993. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

“He was loved by his legions of fans for many of his performances, including Vince Diver in Tutti Frutti, Stotz in Doctor Who, a Romulan captain in Star Trek and Colonel Edmund Munro in The Last Of The Mohicans.

“Maurice loved nothing more than being on set with his fellow actors and worked right up until the end, recently being seen in the BBC series The Nest at the start of this year.

“As well as being a truly dedicated and gifted actor, he was also a real gentleman and a delight to have as a client. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts and love go out to Vanessa and his family.”

Maurice Roeves arriving at the premiere of The Damned United at the Vue Cinema in London.
Maurice Roeves arriving at the premiere of The Damned United at the Vue Cinema in London.

His other film roles included Miller in 1995 movie Judge Dredd and Jimmy Gordon in 2009's The Damned United while he also enjoyed parts in British series such as EastEnders and Skins.

He is survived by his wife Vanessa Roeves, who told the BBC her husband had been unwell for some time.