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.

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.

BlogtorWho extends our thoughts to Peter Miles’ family and friends at this difficult time.

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Bedwyr Gullidge
Assistant Director (uncredited) on Doctor Who episodes ‘Dark Water/Death in Heaven’, ‘Last Christmas’, 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' and ‘Thin Ice’. A fan and collector since 6 years of age having watched Doctor Who repeats on BBC2. Equally enthusiastic about Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Lucky enough to own original costumes worn by Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and Elisabeth Sladen. Author of a book chronicling the history of Doctor Who exhibitions coming soon from Telos Publishing.

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