1927-2007, English, Published edition: Ray Barrett Collection, Barrett, Ray, 1927-2009.

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Physical Description
  • 2.65 linear metres.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Ray Barrett Collection, 1927-2007.
Creator
  • Barrett, Ray, 1927-2009.
Physical Description
  • 2.65 linear metres.
Subjects
Summary
  • Collection of papers, scrapbooks, visual and audiovisual material relating to the life and career of Australian actor, Ray Barrett.
  • A collection of material regarding the life and career of actor Ray Barrett including: scrapbooks, photographs, theatre programmes, posters, press packs, magazines, programmes, scripts and call sheets, audiovisual material (films, interviews, television series, commercials), awards, correspondence and papers.
  • Box 14794 contains item labels used for the Ray Barrett Library Foundation Event. Item 46 is in Box 14839 O/​S.
Biography
  • Ray Barrett was born on 2 May 1927 in Brisbane. He studied music and elocution and began acting at the age of eleven. He was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drama section. He worked for several years on radio in Brisbane and Sydney, before working successfully in Britain between 1958 and the mid-1970s, when he returned to Australia.
  • He had many roles in Australian films, starring in The Sundowners (1960), Don's Party (1976), The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978), Goodbye Paradise (1983), Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1994), Hotel Sorrento (1994), Brilliant Lies (1996) and In the Winter Dark (1997). Ray was a highly skilled character actor, able to play leading or support roles with enormous credibility and empathy, with all accents, including Australian. He received four AFI awards (including the Raymond Longford Lifetime Achievement Award, and one Logie (Most Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Film Industry). Four further awards are also listed.
Notes
  • 7667, Ray Barrett Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Australia.
  • Digital copies available for selected items.
  • In copyright.
Numbering Note
  • A series and item list is available
Access Conditions
  • Unrestricted access.
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Language
  • English
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