It is with deep sadness that BlogtorWho reports the death of Doctor Who actor Peter Miles.
Peter Miles is an actor probably best known for his appearance as Nyder in ‘Genesis of the Daleks‘. Davros’ willing henchman on the planet Skaro cut a sinister figure in the 1975 classic. Nyder was actually Miles’ third appearance in Doctor Who. He had previously portrayed Dr Lawrence in ‘Doctor Who and the Silurians‘ and Professor Whitaker in ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs‘. He also made another Doctor Who appearance in the audio drama ‘The Paradise of Death‘. The sad news of his passing was released on Twitter earlier this afternoon.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you Peter passed away peaceful at home, last week at the age of 89. He didn’t suffer & was full of his usual love of life last time we spoke. Thank you all for your interest in Peter, it meant a lot to him, he was always touched. pic.twitter.com/0joi4QAGUI
— Peter Miles (@PeterMilesActor) February 27, 2018
Peter Miles would later return to Doctor Who and the role of Nyder, reprising the character for a one off stage play ‘The Trial of Davros‘ in 1993. Miles would again portray Nyder for Big Finish’s range ‘I Davros‘, a prequel to ‘Genesis of the Daleks‘. He also provided commentaries and interviews for the Classic Doctor Who DVD range.
Peter Miles’ career also included work on many other television shows including ‘Moonbase 3‘, ‘Blake’s 7‘, ‘Doomwatch‘, ‘The Sweeney‘ and ‘Warship‘. Onstage his work included performances with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. A fantastic actor capable of playing dastardly villains, Miles was a kind and generous man who will be sorely missed.