Barry Evans

Actor, Director, Taxi driver
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1943 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (5)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1993 (Movie)

Bazzard (Actor)

Doctor in the House 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Alfred the Great 1969 (Movie)

Ingild (Actor)

Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush 1968 (Movie)

Jamie McGregor (Actor)
Other (3)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Carpenter

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

(Carpenter)

To Be the Best (TV Show)

Carpenter

Biography

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".

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
received scholarship

Milestones

1977

Returned to TV as language-school teacher Jeremy Brown in the half-hour sitcom "Mind Your Language"

1975

Starred in dismal film farce, "Adventures of a Taxi Driver"

1970

Left the "Doctor" programmes following the second series, "Doctor at Large", having achieved his greatest success

1968

Created the role of nervous medical student Michael Upton in the popular TV series "Doctor in the House"

1967

Appeared in BBC production of "Much Ado About Nothing"

1967

First won widespread attention in Clive Donner's "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush"

Born in Guildford and brought up in an orphanage at Twickenham

Worked with regional theater repertory companies and at the National Theatre following graduation

Concentrated on theatre work, which included directing plays at Theatre Clwyd in Mold

Won a John Gielgud scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London

Left business when opportunities disappeared; worked as a taxi driver near his home at Claybrooke Magna

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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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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