The couple were believed to be defending their property in St Andrews, north of Melbourne, from the tragic blaze.
At the time of writing, the toll from the fires stands at 181 – making it the worst natural disaster ever to hit Australia.
Born in the United Kingdom in 1928, Evans came to Australia in the late-1950s and has featured in a long list of Australian television productions including Consider Your Verdict, Homicide, Division Four, Matlock Police, Number 96, The Sullivans, Prisoner, Skyways, A Country Practice, Women Of The Sun, Seachange, MDA, Something In The Air and most recently Blue Heelers. He also starred in children’s dramas The Rovers and Skippy The Bush Kangaroo and in the Australian adaptation of Are You Being Served?
Movie roles included Mad Max, Stone, Gallipoli, Evil Angels, Heaven Tonight and only recently completed a role with Paul Hogan in Charlie And Boots.
Help the survivors of Victoria’s bushfire disaster, donate to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal at http://www.redcross.org.au; telephone 1800 811 700, or to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal at http://www.salvos.org.au; telephone 13SALVOS (137258)
The Nine Network will present Australia Unites, a two-hour Bushfire Appeal telethon on Thursday 12 February.