As per our current Database, Ray Barrett has been died on 8 September 2009(2009-09-08) (aged 82)\nSouthport, Queensland.
When Ray Barrett die, Ray Barrett was 82 years old.
|Popular As||Ray Barrett|
|Age||82 years old|
|Born||May 02, 1927 ( Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia)|
|Town/City||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia|
Ray Barrett’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.
Ray Barrett was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
Barrett was born in Brisbane, Queensland and was educated at Windsor State Primary School and at Brisbane State High School. Fascinated by radio from an early age, he won an on-air talent competition in 1939, at the age of 12: an eisteddfod that was broadcast on 4BH radio, with a musical monologue about a dog called "Paddy". This was to place him on a path different from his dream of becoming a boat-builder. In 1949, Barrett was initiated into Freemasonry as an initiate and member of Empire Lodge #197 of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland.
He also provided the voice of several characters in Gerry Anderson-produced "Supermarionation" series of the 1960s: Commander Shore and Titan in Stingray (1964–65) and later John Tracy, the Hood and various extras in Thunderbirds (1965–66). Also in 1965, he appeared as Bennett/Koquillion in the Doctor Who serial The Rescue.
In later years, Barrett starred in many well-known film and TV roles in his native Australia, living on Stradbroke Island, Queensland during the 1970s. He appeared as the Prime Minister (a character who is assassinated) in Burn the Butterflies, and as a miner in Golden Soak. In 1980, he played the part of the controversial Australian historical figure Governor Bligh in the ABC Television production The Timeless Land. He had secondary roles in many other productions, including Something in the Air.
Barrett also appeared in such films as Don's Party and The Carmakers (about the 1973 release of the Leyland P76 car, co-starring Noel Ferrier and Nick Tate). In 2005, he received an Australian Film Institute Longford Life Achievement Award.
Barrett died on 8 September 2009 at the Gold Coast Hospital in Southport, Queensland, aged 82, after suffering a brain haemorrhage. His final acting appearance had been in the 2008 film Australia. He was married three times, and left three children.
Due to his "tough looks", Barrett was given character and "tough guy" roles from an unusually young age. In England, he played one of the lead roles in the TV series Emergency – Ward 10 and later one of the main characters, the hard-nosed oil worker Peter Thornton, in the long-running BBC series The Troubleshooters.