The Herald Sun has noted the death of character actor Reg Evans, 80, in Victorian bushfires.
An English migrant, Evans was born in 1928, started in television in 1964 on Consider Your Verdict, and worked on many Australian series: Skippy, Division Four, Matlock Police, Power Without Glory, Homicide, The Sullivans, Skyways, Are You Being Served, Prisoner, The Flying Doctors, Snowy River, MDA, Seachange, Something in the Air and Blue Heelers.
His film career includes Mad Dog Morgan, Mad Max, Manganinnie, Women of the Sun, Gallipoli, Kitty and the Bagman, Strikebound, Evil Angels, Celia, Japanese Story and The Honourable Wally Norman.
Screen Hub reports, “Police have confirmed that Reg Evans and his partner Angela are both deceased. He was helping a neighbour fight the fire. The neighbour realised it was impossible and suggested they flee. The neighbour got to his car and found Reg wasn’t with him.”
His agent Jacinta Waters yesterday said Evans was still heavily active in the arts, completing a feature role recently with Paul Hogan for the film Charlie & Boots.
Evans was helping an amateur theatre group last Thursday before he arrived at a friend’s home at St Andrews.
The death toll from the bushfires currently stands at 181.