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Sylvia Barter (1912–2007)

Originally trained as a singer at the Royal College of Music, she gave up her career on her marriage to Paul Spencer, who had himself briefly been an actor with the Anew McMaster touring company. After the Second World War and her divorce, she worked as an assistant house mistress at Cheltenham Ladies' College and a teacher at Pate's Junior School ... See full bio »

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Known For

Emma
Emma Mrs Bates
(1996)
Shadowlands
Shadowlands Woman in Bookshop
(1993)
Where Angels Fear to Tread
(1991)
Separate Tables
Separate Tables Lady Matheson
(1983)

Filmography

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 1996 Emma (TV Movie)
Mrs Bates
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Lady Pamela Wednesbury
- Wonders in the Deep (1994) ... Lady Pamela Wednesbury
 1993 Shadowlands
Woman in Bookshop
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Taking the Pledge (1993) ... Old Lady
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
- A Better Life (1993)
 1986-1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Hilda / Tilly
- The Countess Alice (1992) ... Tilly
- Paying Guests - Part 2 (1986) ... Hilda
- Paying Guests - Part 1 (1986) ... Hilda
 1992 Forever Green (TV Series)
Jessica Davies
- Episode #2.7 (1992) ... Jessica Davies
 1992 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Lady Sinfield
- Cured (1992) ... Lady Sinfield
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Julia Shillitoe
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Julia Shillitoe
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Mrs. Theobald
 1990 KYTV (TV Series)
Ivy Pugsley
- Those Wonderful War Years (1990) ... Ivy Pugsley
 1988 Colin's Sandwich (TV Series)
Elderly Lady
- Night on the Town (1988) ... Elderly Lady
 1987 Casualty (TV Series)
Lisa
- Anaconda (1987) ... Lisa
 1986 The Practice (TV Series)
Mrs. Robinson
- Episode #2.8 (1986) ... Mrs. Robinson
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Nanny
- A Public Mischief (1986) ... Nanny
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Lady Hayle
- Rough Trip (1986) ... Lady Hayle
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Percival 2
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Miss Percival 2
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Miss Percival 2
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Miss Percival 2
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Miss Percival 2
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Miss Percival 2
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Lady Matheson
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- A Little Bit of Wildlife (1983) ... Elderly Woman
 1983 The Balance of Nature (TV Movie)
Countess
 1978 Secret Army (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- Weekend (1978) ... Mother Superior
 1978 Crossroads (TV Series)
Daisy Pinfold
- Episode #1.2993 (1978) ... Daisy Pinfold
- Episode #1.2992 (1978) ... Daisy Pinfold
- Episode #1.2991 (1978) ... Daisy Pinfold
- Episode #1.2989 (1978) ... Daisy Pinfold
- Episode #1.2987 (1978) ... Daisy Pinfold
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Marie
- Love-Lies-Bleeding (1977) ... Marie
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Lady Calderbeck
- King for a Day (1976) ... Lady Calderbeck
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Chairman of juvenile court
- No Names (1975) ... Chairman of juvenile court
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Aunt Grace
- Frank (1973) ... Aunt Grace
 1973 A Pin to See the Peepshow (TV Series)
Emily
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Emily
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Emily
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Emily
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Welfare officer
- The Stretch (1973) ... Welfare officer
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Tel's Mother
- Sand Dancer (1972) ... Tel's Mother
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Miss Straker
- By Order of the Magistrates (1971) ... Miss Straker
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Miss Thomson
- Good Listener (1970) ... Miss Thomson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the Lincoln Theatre Company production of William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," at the Lincoln Theatre Royal in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England with John Bell, Martin Duncan, Rhys McConnochie, Derek Fuke, Joanna Tope, Diana Raworth, and Clare Venables (played Betty) in the cast. Philip Hedley was director. See more »
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Trivia:

Trained in voice at the Royal College of Music but dropped her studies for marriage and family. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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