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Frances Barber


Frances Barber has worked in a string of award-winning productions for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking roles as diverse as Eliza in Pygmalion and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Among her film appearances are roles in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears (1987) and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Dennis Potter's Secret ... See full bio »
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  Full Bodied (announced)
Prunella Downing (rumored)
 2014 Mapp and Lucia (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Contessa di Faraglione
- Episode #1.1 ... Contessa di Faraglione
 2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Wendy
 2014 Flack (TV Movie) (completed)
Caroline
 2014 Happy Toys (Short) (completed)
Connie
 2012-2014 Silk (TV Series)
Caroline Warwick, QC / Caroline Warwick QC / Caroline Warwick
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... Caroline Warwick, QC
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Caroline Warwick, QC
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... Caroline Warwick, QC
- Episode #3.3 (2014) ... Caroline Warwick, QC
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... Caroline Warwick, QC
 2013 The Spa (TV Series)
Ginny
- Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2013) ... Ginny
- Wedding Belles (2013) ... Ginny
- Love Is a Losing Game (2013) ... Ginny
- A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose (2013) ... Ginny
 2013 Bad Education (TV Series)
Alfie's Mum
- Christmas (2013) ... Alfie's Mum
 2013 Advance to Contact (Short)
Dr. Catherine Sheldon
 2013 Psychobitches (TV Series)
Catherine the Great / Doris Stokes / Bette Davis
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Doris Stokes
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Bette Davis
 2013/I Placebo (Short)
Jane
 2012 The Academy: Special (TV Movie)
Actor
 2012 Vexed (TV Series)
Pat Poynter
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Pat Poynter
 2012 May I Kill U?
Bernice
 2012 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Diana Vreeland
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Brandley
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Mrs. Brandley
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Mrs. Brandley
 2011 Pete Versus Life (TV Series)
Rebecca
- The Tennis Player (2011) ... Rebecca
 2011 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Diana Watson
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Diana Watson
 2011 Friday Night Dinner (TV Series)
Sheila Bloom
- The Mercedes (2011) ... Sheila Bloom
 2010 The Nativity (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth
- Part 2 (2010) ... Elizabeth
- Part 1 (2010) ... Elizabeth
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Constance Fielding
- Master Class (2010) ... Constance Fielding
 2010 A Passionate Woman (TV Series)
Margaret
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Margaret
 1990-2009 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Merlina Rival / Lady Millicent
- The Clocks (2009) ... Merlina Rival
- The Veiled Lady (1990) ... Lady Millicent
 2009 The Fattest Man in Britain (TV Movie)
Janice
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Lizzie Gargan
- Episode #3.6 (2009) ... Lizzie Gargan
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Lizzie Gargan
 2009 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Arianna Adams
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Michaela Herman
- Paradise (2009) ... Michaela Herman
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
Goneril
 2008 Casualty (TV Series)
Nancy
- Took a Long Time to Come (2008) ... Nancy
 2008 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Miss Prentice
- How I Got My Globe (2008) ... Miss Prentice
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
Goneril
- King Lear (2008) ... Goneril
 2007 Hustle (TV Series)
Clarissa
- A Designers Paradise (2007) ... Clarissa
 2007 Bremner, Bird and Fortune (TV Series)
- Episode #11.1 (2007)
 2006 Brief Encounters (TV Series)
Jackie Knight
- Life's Like That (2006) ... Jackie Knight
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Anita Walsh
- Dockers (2006) ... Anita Walsh (as Francis Barber)
 2005 Funland (TV Series)
Connie Woolf
- Episode #1.9 (2005) ... Connie Woolf
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... Connie Woolf
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Connie Woolf
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Connie Woolf
- Episode #1.7 (2005) ... Connie Woolf
 2005 Dead Fish
S & M Prostitute
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Michelle
- Sisters Under the Skin (2005) ... Michelle
 2005 Enfant Terrible (Short)
 2005 According to Bex (TV Series)
Brenda
- Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (2005) ... Brenda
 2004 His Passionate Bride (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Cassandra
- Blue Eiderdown: Part 2 (2004) ... Cassandra
- Blue Eiderdown: Part 1 (2004) ... Cassandra
 2004 Evilenko
 2004 The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie)
Miss Piggy (voice)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (2003)
 2003 My Family (TV Series)
Vanessa
- Owed to Susan (2003) ... Vanessa
 2003 Listening (Short)
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Eva Thomas
- Sinners and Saints (2002) ... Eva Thomas
 2002 Flyfishing
Frances
 2002 Celeb (TV Series)
Suzi
- The Cast Member (2002) ... Suzi
 2002 Having It Off (TV Series)
April Summers
- Reservoir Bobs (2002) ... April Summers
- Dye Hard (2002) ... April Summers
- Basin Instinct (2002) ... April Summers
- Perms of Endearment (2002) ... April Summers
- The Perminator (2002) ... April Summers
 2002 La sirène rouge
Eva
 2002 Manchild (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Four of a Kind (2002) ... Elizabeth
- Swingers and Shakers (2002) ... Elizabeth
- Responsability (2002) ... Elizabeth
- Jealousy (2002) ... Elizabeth
- Marriage (2002) ... Elizabeth
 2001 Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV Series)
Janine
- Trauma (2001) ... Janine
 2001 Superstition
Isabella Flores
 2001 The Gentleman Thief (TV Movie)
Julia Sinclair
 2001 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
The Bolter
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... The Bolter
 2000 Shiner
Georgie
 2000 Esther Kahn
Rivka Kahn
 1999 Toy Boys (Short)
Mrs. Chambers
 1999 Mauvaise passe
Jessica
 1999 Real Women II (TV Series)
Anna Nicholls
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Anna Nicholls
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Anna Nicholls
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Anna Nicholls
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Anna Nicholls
 1999 Plastic Man (TV Movie)
Louise Ferman
 1999 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Gloria Twigge
- Dinner at Tiffany's (1999) ... Gloria Twigge
 1998 Still Crazy
Lady in Black
 1998 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Amanda 'Cap' Marvell
- The Wood Beyond (1998) ... Amanda 'Cap' Marvell
 1998 Real Women (TV Series)
Anna
- The Hitch (1998) ... Anna
- The Hangover (1998) ... Anna
- The Hen Night (1998) ... Anna
 1997 Rules of Engagement (TV Movie)
Harriet Saunders
 1997 Tea (Short)
Woman
 1997 A Royal Scandal (TV Movie)
Lady Jersey
 1997 Photographing Fairies
Beatrice Templeton
 1997 Hand on the Shoulder (TV Movie)
Translator's voice
 1997 The Ice House (TV Movie)
Diana Goode
 1996 Circles of Deceit: Sleeping Dogs (TV Movie)
Annie Shepherd
 1996 Rhodes (TV Mini-Series)
Princess Catherine Radziwill
- The Reckoning (1996) ... Princess Catherine Radziwill
- Upsetting the Apple Cart (1996) ... Princess Catherine Radziwill
- Land, Gold and Loot (1996) ... Princess Catherine Radziwill
- The Chameleon and the Fly (1996) ... Princess Catherine Radziwill
- The Price of My Blood (1996) ... Princess Catherine Radziwill
 1995 It Could Be You (TV Movie)
Wendy
 1995 Scarborough Ahoy! (Short)
Maria
 1991-1995 Screen One (TV Series)
Wendy / Freddie Hancock
- It Might Be You (1995) ... Wendy
- Hancock (1991) ... Freddie Hancock
 1995 Aristophanes: The Gods Are Laughing (TV Movie)
Adonia
 1995 3 Steps to Heaven (TV Movie)
Andrea Wallis
 1995 Space Precinct (TV Series)
Erika Brandt
- Hate Street (1995) ... Erika Brandt
 1995 Dirty Old Town (TV Movie)
Sally Denton
 1994 Giorgino
Marie
 1994 Chef! (TV Series)
Anita Lawrence
- A Diploma of Miseries (1994) ... Anita Lawrence
 1994 Du fond du coeur
Anna Lindsay
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Kitty Cartarette
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Kitty Cartarette
 1991-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mother / Karen / Jenny Coldfield
- In the Cold Light of Day (1994) ... Mother
- Return to Blood River (1994) ... Karen
- Do Not Disturb (1991) ... Jenny Coldfield
 1993 Thatcherworld (TV Short)
Penny Jenkins
 1993 Rory Bremner, Who Else? (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1993)
 1993 A Statement of Affairs (TV Mini-Series)
Pip
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Pip
 1993 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Miss Trumble
 1992 The Leaving of Liverpool (TV Movie)
Ellen, Lily's mother
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Nicole Burgess
- The Death of the Self (1992) ... Nicole Burgess
 1991 Secret Friends
Angela
 1991 Young Soul Rebels
Ann
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Medusa
 1991 The Orchid House (TV Series)
Joan
- Natalie (1991) ... Joan
- Joan (1991) ... Joan
 1991 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Molly
- Ticket to Ride (1991) ... Molly
- All Grown Up and Nowhere to Go (1991) ... Molly
 1990 The Grasscutter
Claire Deeds
 1989 Duck (Short)
 1989 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
Genny
- Polymorph (1989) ... Genny
 1989 Chambre à part
Gert
 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series)
Helga Bauer
- Part 2 (1989) ... Helga Bauer
- Part 1 (1989) ... Helga Bauer
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
Rebecca
- The Horse May Talk (1989) ... Rebecca
- Seize the Day (1989) ... Rebecca
- Home Fires (1989) ... Rebecca
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Rebecca
 1988 This Is David Lander (TV Series)
Yvonne Watts / Irina Tereschkov
- A Question of Trial and Error (1988) ... Yvonne Watts
- The Nicholson Story (1988) ... Irina Tereschkov
 1988 Apb (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
 1987 Clem (TV Movie)
Lisa
 1987 Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Rosie Hobbs
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Leonie Orton
 1986 Castaway
Sister Saint Winifred
 1985 White City
Alice
 1985 A Zed & Two Noughts
Venus de Milo
 1985 Acceptable Levels
Jill
 1982-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Viv / Melody
- Hard Feelings (1984) ... Viv
- Home Sweet Home (1982) ... Melody
 1983 A Flame to the Phoenix
Wanda Grabinska
 1983 Those Glory Glory Days (TV Movie)
Woman
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Dagmara
- The Last Journey (1983) ... Dagmara
- Endgame (1983) ... Dagmara
- Gambit (1983) ... Dagmara
 1982 The Missionary
Mission Girl
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Other Works:

: Played Comtesse de Saint-Frond in "Madame de Sade" play by Yukio Mishima, translated by Donald Keene (Wyndham's Theater, London, England, UK). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Francis Barber

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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She was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role of 1996 for her performance in "Uncle Vanya". See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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