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Olaf Pooley, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Actor, Dies at 101

British actor and writer Olaf Pooley, best known for his roles on “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who,” died last week in Los Angeles. He was 101.

Pooley, who died on July 14, was the Cleric in the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode “Blink of an Eye” and had a recurring role as Professor Eric Stahlman in the “Doctor Who” serial “Inferno.” He’s the oldest actor to have appeared in both franchises.

Pooley’s notable West End theater career included Chorley Bannister in the original cast of Noel Coward’s “Peace in Our Time,” as well as roles in “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Tempest” and “Othello.” He was also a guest director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed Anthony Hopkins in “The Waltz of the Toreadors.”

His earliest film credit is 1948’s “Penny and the Pownall Case.” In later years, Pooley turned to painting and was a permanent artist in residence at the Santa Monica Art Studios in California.

Pooley is survived by his son and daughter, and four grandchildren.

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