In the 1970s, actor Barry Evans was at the very top of his profession. After his breakthrough role in the hit film Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush in 1968, he became a regular feature on the nation’s television screens, starring in the hugely successful sitcoms Doctor In The House, Doctor At Large, and Mind Your Language. However, Barry’s fame masked a private life plagued with insecurities and depression. His success as an actor could not be sustained in the years that followed and the newspapers that once feted his name would only mention him again when, at the age of 53, his cold and lifeless body was discovered in his small bungalow in a quiet Leicestershire village, a whisky bottle and a quantity of pills close by.
With over sixty exclusive interviews with his friends, colleagues, and co-stars, and access to previously unseen documents, the incredible story of Barry Evans is told for the first time in Daniel Ward’s revealing biography, portraying a complex yet sensitive man who rose from being abandoned as a child to grace stages in the West End and on Broadway, star in hit films and television series, and earn international fame before his fall into obscurity and a tragic death shrouded in mystery.