Although the film was successful, Evans decided not to appear in the sequels, but he starred in the similarly themed Under the Doctor the same year. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, Police investigate `suspicious' death of sitcom actor, Email already exists. He briefly lived in Yalding before moving to London. Police said the case was closed unless new evidence came up. Childhood. His body was found to have four-and-a-half times the legal drinking limit of alcohol.Evans found fame, in 1967, in the Cult Film: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush. Evans, who had appeared, in the Comedy Series: Doctor in the House/at Large, and the Film: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush, quit Showbusiness, in the early nineties. The court was told a youth was charged with attempting to murder Mr Evans, but charges were later dropped by the CPS. His body was found after police went to his house following the recovery of his white Montego car in the nearby town of Hinckley on Monday night. Newest first, -1) ? {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. A BARRY EVANS CORONERS REPORT: PLUS SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH HAD SURROUNDED HIS PASSING AWAY. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush represented a breakthrough in a number of technical features: the script, the photography and the filming techniques. The charge of attempted murder was later dropped.Recording an open verdict, coroner Martin Symington said there was insufficient evidence to prove Evans had intended to kill himself. He added: “Was he perhaps contemplating taking the tablets and the alcohol together, but passed out, before he could use the tablets?”, An attempted murder charge against a teenager brought in connection with the death of 1970’s sitcom star, Barry Evans has been dropped, a court heard today. [10], In 1971 Evans played the character of Eli Frome in Pete Walker's low-budget thriller Die Screaming, Marianne, alongside Susan George. The soundtrack was also famous, containing mainly songs performed by The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic. Learn More{{/message}}, {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. He briefly lived in Yalding before moving to London. There was an error while trying to send your request. An investigation has been launched into the "suspicious" death of 1970s sitcom actor Barry Evans, 52, star of the series, Doctor in the House, and Mind Your Language. [5][6] The film saw the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between Barry Evans and the director, Clive Donner, whom Evans regarded as one of his best friends. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. 'active' : ''"> One of his first film credits was the lead role in Clive Donner's film Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1968) where he was cast as Jamie McGregor, a teenager who finds it difficult to lose his virginity. [8], 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. 'active' : ''"> Community [11] In 1976 he had the lead role in Stanley Long's sex comedy Adventures of a Taxi Driver. Born in Guildford, Surrey,[1] and orphaned as a baby, Evans was educated at the orphanage boarding schools run by the Shaftesbury Homes, first at Fortescue House School in Twickenham in a Dr. Barnardo Home, and then at Bisley Boys' School in Bisley, Surrey. And, I am not certain, if that went to Court, or not. The server responded with {{status_text}} (code {{status_code}}). Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. The Death of Barry Evans ( Mr Brown in Mind your langauge), Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump’s latest Twitter insult, saying ‘every knock from him is a boost’ →. [21] An 18-year-old man was arrested but later released without charge due to insufficient evidence. He was found dead on his sofa, on February 10th 1997, official cause of death was alcohol poisoning. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss He had been working as a taxi driver.Now I hope, that these following press statements, will help to answer, any questions, that anybody has got, about the mystery, surrounding Barry Evans’ passing away. Evans attended the Italia Conti Academy and later won a John Gielgud Scholarship to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[1]. His telephone lines had been cut, his credit cards were missing and his car had been found driven by other people on the day of his death. The coroner for Leicester and South Leicestershire Martin Symington recorded an open verdict on the 52 year-old former star of Doctor in the House and Mind Your Language after hearing he was found dead at his home in February last year with four and a half times the legal drink-drive limit in his blood. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? And all I know is, that another male teenager, was also charged, with breaking, an entry, into the late Barry Evans’ house, and for stealing a few valuable items, which were some antiques, that Barry, had collected, over the years. Barry Joseph Evans (18 June 1943 – 9 February 1997)[1] was an English actor best known for his appearances in British sitcoms such as Doctor in the House and Mind Your Language. Barry's cause of death was alcohol poisoning. He later, landed the part of Dr Michael Upton, in the Doctor in the House series, before taking on, his best-known role, as the Teacher, in the nineteen seventies Sitcom: Mind Your Language. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Mr Evans is thought to have been unemployed and recently worked as a taxi driver. Three people were arrested near the spot where the car was found and are being questioned on suspicion of murder. “It has always been his contention, that there was no evidence, against him”. in 1986. Leadbitter said after, the actor became upset and drank half a bottle of whisky. Leadbitter of Hinkley, was arrested hours later. [14] This led to what became his best-known comedy role, as Jeremy Brown in the ITV sitcom Mind Your Language (1977–79, 1986),[1] which was a humorous look at an evening class tutor teaching English to foreign students. The coroner suggested that the will being nearby could be taken as a suicide note, but the Police said it was unlikely. He died last year, in strange circumstances aged 52. [18] By the mid–1990s Evans was working as a minicab driver in Leicestershire. [16] In the same year it was briefly revived in Britain for a further 13 episodes. James Leadbitter, eighteen years old, was arrested over the theft and later accused of attempted murder. Please This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He used to discuss what he had done and showed me videos of his work”Police discovered the actor’s body after going to his house to tell him they had recovered his stolen car. Strangely a teenager was arrested and charged with his murder, but was acquitted when the prosecution offered no evidence. 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