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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not excluded, Piers. Although there are several possible options for who it may be.

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I hope everything will turn out in the best way soon. For the first time, I felt the lack of a site, given that I am currently working on new bio resumes for Alan Hayes.

Alas, in this way we are quarantined, without Moviedude, without Steedumbrella, without updates at British Newspaper Archive, etc.

2020 is a special year that will go to History.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steven Barnes

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This was mentioned at the least in theatre programme Crown Matrimonial in Forum Theatre, Billingham, by 1974, that Steven participated in The Avengers:

Steven Barnes was born in Buckinghamshire in 1944 and educated at the Merchant Taylor's School. He then did a two year stint in advertising but decided to make the stage his career and entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1964. He is a versatile artiste and his stage appearances include principal roles in Caste, Eh? Crucible, Ghosts, Cinderella (Prince Charming), This Story Of Yours, Erb (a musical), Journey's End, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Candida and Toad Hall. He is also well-known on television, having appeared in Z Cars and The Avengers. His hobbies are mending old clocks, poetry, cooking, driving, antiques and avoiding all sports except water ski-ing.


IMDb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0055793
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information about Steven Barnes - his photo in Spotlight is better than that press clipping and he has dark hair so I know what to look for.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad for, Piers, that Spotlight you have helps a lot. I suspect that Steven appeared somewhere in color episodes (unless of course he was cut out).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Movie dude website is back: http://www.movie-dude.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, I noticed that British Newspaper Archive returned too - as for regular updates. Habitual things are slowly returning to life. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be Steve Barnes in The Interrogators


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, a lot of common features.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beryl Martin

Stunt woman, participated in James Bond films and TV.

This was mentioned in the newspaper Marylebone Mercury (12 April 1968), that Beryl participated in The Avengers.

I did a search for information on Beryl (as there is no page with her name on film databases), came to the following conclusion:

Birthname: Beryl Wells

Born: 1934 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

Married on Reuben Joseph Martin (strongman) in 1952. Reub, like Beryl, participated in films and TV.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552947/

In the middle 1950s, Reub opened a small rugged upstairs gym in North London, reputed to be the ultimate U.K. hardcore training facility. He and his wife, Beryl, toured night clubs and cruise ship circuits for the following 20 years. Their popular stage presentation was a combination of strength and comedy. Later, they managed Tough Guys Film Stunt Agency, which specialized in strongmen and stuntmen featured in television and films.



Beryl is an expert at water ski-ing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elaine Rickard

Model, extra and stand-in.

This was mentioned in the newspaper Midweek Observer and Gazette (20 May 1969), that Elaine participated in many Avengers episodes as a stand-in for Linda Thorson and extra.

Curiously, her twin sister Decima Rickard also appeared on the series as Linda Thorson's double and possibly as an extra. Maybe their third sister Linda was also involved? Wink

Full name: Elaine Sally Rickard

Born: August, 1943 in Ilford, Essex, England, UK.

Married on Alastair Maxwell Stoddart in 1969.

Name and information added to IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12121967/

From the newspaper mentioned above it is revealed that Elaine has also appeared in films such as Casino Royale (1967), Half a Sixpence (1967), Oliver! (1968) and Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969).




So, according to this newspaper, Elaine has appeared in many of the Avengers episodes. In many!!!

I can only assume that Elaine may be in the selected screenshots below.

Wish You Were Here - Guest



Invasion of the Earthmen - Student



But maybe it's her twin Deсima or... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing!! I admire your research and knowledge Denis, there's always something new to find out!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I just realized today for sure, Franky, that this looks like "no end". Very Happy Wink More and more discoveries and more questions.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Beryl Martin

Stunt woman, participated in James Bond films and TV.

This was mentioned in the newspaper Marylebone Mercury (12 April 1968), that Beryl participated in The Avengers.

I did a search for information on Beryl (as there is no page with her name on film databases), came to the following conclusion:

Birthname: Beryl Wells

Born: 1934 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

Married on Reuben Joseph Martin (strongman) in 1952. Reub, like Beryl, participated in films and TV.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552947/

In the middle 1950s, Reub opened a small rugged upstairs gym in North London, reputed to be the ultimate U.K. hardcore training facility. He and his wife, Beryl, toured night clubs and cruise ship circuits for the following 20 years. Their popular stage presentation was a combination of strength an
d comedy. Later, they managed Tough Guys Film Stunt Agency, which specialized in strongmen and stuntmen featured in television and films.



Beryl is an expert at water ski-ing.




WOW. what a great pict from 1958...sorta racy...but nothing too wild...a real treat
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Oh my Steed, I just found enough evidence that Maryanne Kerr is actually our Mary Kent (aka Mary Kerr, Paddy Kent and Mary McGirr). Shocked

Information here:

http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3507

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This was mentioned in different newspapers, including The Stage (in 1991), that Maryanne participated in The Avengers. In whole, she not only played bits parts in The Avengers, but designing knit wear in the series.

http://www.ricorso.net/rx/az-data/authors/k/Kerr_M/life.htm

Life
Author of memoir, Over the Mountain (Michael Joseph 1996), which includes a Derry childhood, teacher-training; a disappointment in love in Ballybeg, Co. Donegal; her ‘big break’ in the band scene; high life in Dublin, pregnancy, and removal by parents to Derry, where her baby is handed over for adoption after six weeks; played bits parts in The Avengers; script writing for BBC children’s TV; launched the Bite and Barque in London; much travelled; now divorced; living in London; planning remaining books of trilogy as Over the Sea, then Over the Moon. [Books Ireland, Summer 1996]


Observer (September 29, 1991)

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/258069470/



My part of post dated by May 13, 2019 in this forum, was followed:


Mary Kent

Actress, scriptwriter and singer

This was mentioned in Belfast Telegraph (6 September 1968), that Mary participated in The Avengers.

Unfortunately, there is no IMDb page with Mary.


She recorded some singles, released by CBS.

https://www.discogs.com/Mary-Kent-Lost-Generation/release/2384969

Wrote scripts for radio plays and children TV programme Playschool.

In addition, according to the newspapers, she participated in many British TV series, such as "Emergency Ward 10", "Dr. Finlay's Casebook", "Steptoe and Son" and "Cathy come Home".

She was sister of guitarist Eamonn McGirr.

She born as Mary McGirr in Feeney, Ireland and died August 1st, 2015, at St Mary's Hospital, London.

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Now I found out that Mary Kent and Paddy Kent are one and the same person. Wink

Paddy Kent credited in list of unidentified extras in Avengers episode The Removal Men (1962).

https://www.dissolute.com.au/the-avengers-tv-series/series-2/206-the-removal-men-cast.html

She married on copywriter John Lyons in 1961.

Photo of Paddy:




Obituary:

https://www.funeraltimes.com/mary-lyons520654184

IMDb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448822/
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Shocked Oh my Steed, I just found enough evidence that Maryanne Kerr is actually our Mary Kent (aka Mary Kerr, Paddy Kent and Mary McGirr). Shocked

Information here:

http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3507

My post:
This was mentioned in different newspapers, including The Stage (in 1991), that Maryanne participated in The Avengers. In whole, she not only played bits parts in The Avengers, but designing knit wear in the series.

http://www.ricorso.net/rx/az-data/authors/k/Kerr_M/life.htm

Life
Author of memoir, Over the Mountain (Michael Joseph 1996), which includes a Derry childhood, teacher-training; a disappointment in love in Ballybeg, Co. Donegal; her ‘big break’ in the band scene; high life in Dublin, pregnancy, and removal by parents to Derry, where her baby is handed over for adoption after six weeks; played bits parts in The Avengers; script writing for BBC children’s TV; launched the Bite and Barque in London; much travelled; now divorced; living in London; planning remaining books of trilogy as Over the Sea, then Over the Moon. [Books Ireland, Summer 1996]


Observer (September 29, 1991)

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/258069470/




My part of post dated by May 13, 2019 in this forum, was followed:


Mary Kent

Actress, scriptwriter and singer

This was mentioned in Belfast Telegraph (6 September 1968), that Mary participated in The Avengers.

Unfortunately, there is no IMDb page with Mary.


She recorded some singles, released by CBS.

https://www.discogs.com/Mary-Kent-Lost-Generation/release/2384969

Wrote scripts for radio plays and children TV programme Playschool.

In addition, according to the newspapers, she participated in many British TV series, such as "Emergency Ward 10", "Dr. Finlay's Casebook", "Steptoe and Son" and "Cathy come Home".

She was sister of guitarist Eamonn McGirr.

She born as Mary McGirr in Feeney, Ireland and died August 1st, 2015, at St Mary's Hospital, London.

------------------------------------------------------------

Now I found out that Mary Kent and Paddy Kent are one and the same person. Wink

Paddy Kent credited in list of unidentified extras in Avengers episode The Removal Men (1962).

https://www.dissolute.com.au/the-avengers-tv-series/series-2/206-the-removal-men-cast.html

She married on copywriter John Lyons in 1961.

Photo of Paddy:




Obituary:

https://www.funeraltimes.com/mary-lyons520654184

IMDb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448822/





It's amazing what you have uncovered....in the pre google -slash-internet era, think how darn near impossible....it would be ??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the course of time, new clues in Internet are helpful, although some serious detective work is still required. Wink Most of the new clues comes from updates on The British Newspaper Archive. Great datebase.

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trevor Barrie

TV extra, cabaret artist and (actor?).

This was mentioned in the newspaper East Kent Times and Mail (29 May 1964), that 20-year-old Trevor Barrie trained at RADA and has been seen in the I.T.V. programmes "Love Story" and "The Avengers".

I searched the RADA archive and didn't find such a name even close. It is very likely that a certain performer used a different stage name for a certain period, but who it is... is a mystery. Confused

There is a page for Trevor Barrie on the IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057411/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anthony Mayne

Actor, extra and compere.



This was mentioned in the newspaper East Kent Times and Mail (7 April 1967), that Anthony Mayne appeared as Swiss detective in "The Avengers" (it is clear that somewhere in the episodes of video era).

Also found mention that he was a frequent face on the small screen, appeared in the soap opera Crossroads, TV series No Hiding Place (as a detective), Softly Softly, The Forsyte Saga (as MP), Wednesday Play's A Brilliant Future Behind Him (as a lawyer) - all of these are not listed on the IMDb for Anthony - etc.


Anthony Mayne on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443465/
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denis rigg wrote:
Anthony Mayne

Actor, extra and compere.



This was mentioned in the newspaper East Kent Times and Mail (7 April 1967), that Anthony Mayne appeared as Swiss detective in "The Avengers" (it is clear that somewhere in the episodes of video era).

Also found mention that he was a frequent face on the small screen, appeared in the soap opera Crossroads, TV series No Hiding Place (as a detective), Softly Softly, The Forsyte Saga (as MP), Wednesday Play's A Brilliant Future Behind Him (as a lawyer) - all of these are not listed on the IMDb for Anthony - etc.


Anthony Mayne on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443465/


Excellent work! Swiss detective immediately suggested "One for the Mortuary" and I think this is he, as he's in the police chief's office:


...unless it's this one:

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I think you are right - a big clue "Swiss detective" and he's somewhere in the episode "One for the Mortuary". Wink
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