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Bruce Boa
Biographical information
Born

July 10, 1930

Died

April 17, 2004

Nationality

Canadian

Career
Occupation

Actor

Star Wars work

Episode V

Other works of note
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Fawlty Towers

Bruce Boa (July 10, 1930April 17, 2004) was a Canadian actor known for his performances in British films and television series, especially as a Colonel in Full Metal Jacket.

Boa is well known to audiences for his single episode role in the popular British sitcom Fawlty Towers, in which he portrayed Harry Hamilton; an aggressive American guest at the "Fawlty Towers Hotel", whose demands for a Waldorf salad ultimately drive hotel owner Basil Fawlty to suffer a nervous breakdown.

He also appeared in a number of films, commonly in the role of a military officer or government official, such as his performance of General Carlist Rieekan in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He died in England in 2004 from cancer.

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