Ray Barrett Dies at 82

Administrator - Posted on 09 September 2009

The RescueAustralian actor Ray Barrett has passed away after falling and suffering a brain hemorrhage. The veteran actor became a staple on British television in the 1960s. 

It was in 1965 that Barrett appeared in Doctor Who in the classic story, The Rescue. In the two episode story, he played Bennett and Koquillion

His long list of credits span from the 1950s to the 2008 movie, Australia

Many will also know his voice from the Gerry Anderson television series, Thunderbirds playing John Tracy and The Hood and in the Stingray series playing Commander Shore and Titan.

Just a few months ago, in May 2009 he was interviewed about his role in Doctor Who with the release of the story on DVD on Spensor Howson's All-day Breakfast program (612: Breakfast). 

Here is the recent interview with Ray Barrett by Spensor Howson (running time 6:27)

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So sad to hear of the passing of Ray Barrett. Another piece of Dr Who's past has gone. Thank goodness his memories of The Rescue have been recorded & preserved on the DVD. As a fan of Thunderbirds & Stingray as well, He will be remembered for being the voices of John Tracy, The Hood, Commander Shore & Titan. RIP Ray Barrett you will be missed.


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...we also lost Iain Cuthbertson last week, who played Garron in "The Ribos Operation"

RIP Garron! You will be missed.

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