Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ray Barrett dies aged 82

Australian actor Ray Barrett, who played Bennett and Koquillion in The Rescue during the William Hartnell era, has died from a brain hemorrhage.

He also provided the voice of an ex-astronaut in the popular series Thunderbirds.

He appeared alongside fellow acting icons John Hargreaves and Graham Kennedy in the screen adaptation of John Williamson's play Don's Party and won an AFI Award for best actor for his role in director Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.

Barrett was better known in recent years for a string of television appearances in series, including Something In The Air, All Saints and White Collar Blue.

His last film appearance was in Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia.

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