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Barry Evans est un Acteur Britannique né le 18 juin 1943 à Guildford (Royaume-uni)

Barry Evans

Barry Evans
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Nom de naissance Barry Joseph Evans
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 18 juin 1943 à Guildford (Royaume-uni)
Mort 9 février 1997 (à 53 ans)

Barry Joseph Evans (18 June 1943 – 9 February 1997) was an English actor and television performer best known for his appearances in British sitcoms such as Doctor in the House and Mind Your Language.

Biographie

Early life
Born in Guildford, Surrey, and abandoned as a baby, Evans was educated at the orphanage boarding schools run by the Shaftesbury Homes, first at Fortescue House School in Twickenham and then at Bisley Boys' School in Bisley, Surrey. His acting ability was recognised at an early age and he often played the leading roles in school plays. Evans attended the Italia Conti Academy and later won a John Gielgud Scholarship to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama.


Career
One of Evans' first television credits was in the soap opera Crossroads in 1964. He subsequently played the lead role in the film Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967), where he was cast as a sex-starved boy who finds it difficult to lose his virginity.

His first major television role was in the sitcom Doctor in the House (1969–70), based on Richard Gordon's series of novels, which had already been turned into a feature film series. Evans starred as the earnest but gullible Michael Upton. Following the show's success, he starred in the sequel to the series, Doctor at Large (1971). Evans enjoyed working with his fellow actors and later described these as the best years of his life.

In 1975, he had the lead role in Stanley Long's sex comedy Adventures of a Taxi Driver. Despite the film's commercial success, Evans declined to appear in the sequel.

Evans starred as Jeremy Brown in the ITV sitcom Mind Your Language (1977–79), which was a humorous look at an evening class tutor attempting to teach immigrants English. Most of the characters were foreign stereotypes; it was immensely popular, both in the UK and internationally, and especially in the countries the actors portrayed. The series was written by TV scriptwriter Vince Powell, and was adapted for American TV as What a Country! in 1986. In the same year it was briefly revived for a further 13 episodes.


Later career and death
By the late 1980s his youthful appearance was working against him, and he found it difficult to obtain mature acting roles in keeping with his age. His last role was as Bazzard in the film adaptation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1993. By the late 1990s, he was a minicab driver in Leicestershire, where in 1997 he was found dead aged 53 in his bungalow. The police discovered the actor's body after going to his house to tell him they had recovered his stolen car. The cause of his death has never been confirmed. The Coroner found a blow to Evans' head and an 18-year-old man was arrested but later released without charge. The Coroner also found high levels of alcohol in his system which suggested suicide or accidental death. An open verdict was eventually given.

Le plus souvent avec

Clive Donner
Clive Donner
(2 films)
Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer
(1 films)
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
(2 films)
Liz Fraser
Liz Fraser
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Barry Evans (6 films)

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Meurs en hurlant, Marianne, 1h39
Réalisé par Pete Walker
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Horreur, Policier
Acteurs Susan George, Barry Evans, Leo Genn, Alan Curtis, Anthony Sharp
Rôle Eli Frome
Note49% 2.4718952.4718952.4718952.4718952.471895
Marianne, riche héritière, vient de s'enfuir d'un local où elle travaillait comme danseuse déshabillée... Elle est recueillie par un jeune aventurier anglais qui l'emmène à Londres et lui propose de se marier. À cause d'une erreur de l'homme de loi, elle se retrouve mariée avec le témoin ! De son côté, le père de la jeune fille veut absolument retrouver Marianne qui détient le code secret d'un coffre bancaire en Suisse, renfermant des documents compromettants et une immense fortune...
Alfred le Grand, vainqueur des Vikings, 2h2
Réalisé par Clive Donner, Brian W. Cook
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Biographie, Action, Historique
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Mise en scène des vikings
Acteurs David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome, Colin Blakely, Ian McKellen, Peter Vaughan
Rôle Ingild
Note62% 3.1464653.1464653.1464653.1464653.146465
Alors qu'il est sur le point d'entrer dans les ordres, le prince Alfred (David Hemmings) est arraché à sa vocation ecclésiastique par son frère, le roi Ethelred de Wessex (Alan Dobie ), qui sollicite son aide dans la lutte contre les Vikings. Réticent, Alfred se montre néanmoins brillant stratège lors de sa première bataille.
Trois petits tours et puis s'en vont, 1h36
Réalisé par Clive Donner
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Barry Evans, Judy Geeson, Angela Scoular, Sheila White, Adrienne Posta, Diane Keen
Note62% 3.145913.145913.145913.145913.14591
Été 1967 dans la grande banlieue de Londres. Jamie McGregor, étudiant de terminale qui s'apprête à entrer à l'université, a du mal à perdre sa virginité, malgré l'atmosphère de permissivité du milieu des années 60. Après des tentatives aussi burlesques qu'infructueuses avec Linda, Paula, Caroline, il réussira avec la gentille Audrey puis surtout avec la fille de ses rêves, la belle Mary Gloucester dont il est romantiquement amoureux. Mais sa relation avec elle ne durera même pas un week-end. Comédie pop douce-amère, peinture des mœurs adolescentes d'une époque où le sexe était plus accessible que le sentiment, sur fond de musique rythm 'n' blues (Spencer Davis Group) et psychédélique (Traffic).