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Also Known As: Died: February 9, 1997
Born: June 18, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: actor, director, taxi driver

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Specializing in endearingly innocent young men roles, actor Barry Evans grew up in an orphanage in Twickenham and at age 18 won a John Gielgud scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama. Following graduation, he found work with regional repertory companies and some "spear-carrying parts" at the National Theatre before Clive Donner's "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" (1967) launched him as a teenage boy farcically intent on losing his virginity. Critics praised his performance as "a definitive portrait of a boy on the threshold of manhood." That same year, he appeared in a BBC production of "Much Ado About Nothing".

Specializing in endearingly innocent young men roles, actor Barry Evans grew up in an orphanage in Twickenham and at age 18 won a John Gielgud scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama. Following graduation, he found work with regional repertory companies and some "spear-carrying parts" at the National Theatre before Clive Donner's "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" (1967) launched him as a teenage boy farcically intent on losing his virginity. Critics praised his performance as "a definitive portrait of a boy on the threshold of manhood." That same year, he appeared in a BBC production of "Much Ado About Nothing".

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Mystery of Edwin Drood, The (1993) Bazzard
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 Alfred the Great (1969) Ingild
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 Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush (1968) Jamie McGregor
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Born in Guildford and brought up in an orphanage at Twickenham
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Won a John Gielgud scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London
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Worked with regional theater repertory companies and at the National Theatre following graduation
1967:
First won widespread attention in Clive Donner's "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush"
1967:
Appeared in BBC production of "Much Ado About Nothing"
1969:
Created the role of nervous medical student Michael Upton in the popular TV series "Doctor in the House"
1971:
Left the "Doctor" programmes following the second series, "Doctor at Large", having achieved his greatest success
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Concentrated on theatre work, which included directing plays at Theatre Clwyd in Mold
1975:
Starred in dismal film farce, "Adventures of a Taxi Driver"
1977:
Returned to TV as language-school teacher Jeremy Brown in the half-hour sitcom "Mind Your Language"
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Left business when opportunities disappeared; worked as a taxi driver near his home at Claybrooke Magna
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Education

Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -

Notes

"I'm not in love with acting," Evans once said. "It's just the easiest way I know to accumulate money quickly."

Press speculated on Evans's private life, linking him to several of his glamorous co-stars; he was rumored to have proposed to Judy Geeson. The actor did nothing to curb speculation, but lived alone and never married.

He was never particularly comfortable with celebrity; his reluctance to do interviews and public appearances earned him quite rightly the reputation of a loner.

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