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Barry Foster (I) (1927–2002)


John Barry Foster's acting career began and ended on the stage. At the age of 20, he won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he befriended future playwright Harold Pinter. After two years training, Barry went on tour with Andrew McMaster and fellow actors Patrick Magee and Kenneth Haigh through the Republic of Ireland. ... See full bio »

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 2000 Rancid Aluminum
Doctor
 1999 Roger Roger (TV Series)
Pieter Eugene
- Love Rules the Heart, Money Takes the Soul (1999) ... Pieter Eugene
- Too Much Wine, Too Many Stars (1999) ... Pieter Eugene
- Ask the 1975 Millwall Defence (1999) ... Pieter Eugene
- Sometimes It's Hard to Be a Man (1999) ... Pieter Eugene
 1992 Party Time (TV Short)
Gavin
 1992 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Van der Valk
- Telethon '92 (1992) ... Van der Valk
 1990 Mistress of Suspense (TV Series)
 1990 King of the Wind
Mr. Williams
 1989 The Free Frenchman (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. Trent
 1989 Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (TV Movie)
Alan Walker
 1988 The Killing Game
Jack
 1987 Beyond the Next Mountain
Alan Montforce
 1987 Three Kinds of Heat
Norris
 1986-1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Derek / David Simmonds
- After Pilkington (1987) ... Derek
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... David Simmonds
 1987 Succubus (TV Movie)
Mike
 1986 The Whistle Blower
Charles Greig
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Howard Bailey
- The Last Interview (1985) ... Howard Bailey
 1985 Function Room (TV Mini-Series)
- Wingers (1985)
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
Max Winter
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Maxim Howarth
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Dr. Maxim Howarth
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Dr. Maxim Howarth
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Dr. Maxim Howarth
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Dr. Maxim Howarth
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Dr. Maxim Howarth
 1983 Heat and Dust
Major Minnies, the Political Agent (At the Palace in Khatm)
 1982 How Many Miles to Babylon? (TV Movie)
Major Glendinning
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Saul Enderby
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Saul Enderby
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Saul Enderby
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
David
- Weekend (1981) ... David
 1980 Premiere (TV Series)
- Rabbit Pie Day (1980)
 1980 The Rear Column (TV Movie)
Barttelot
 1980 Danger on Dartmoor
Green
 1978 The Wild Geese
Balfour
 1977 Sweeney!
Elliott McQueen
 1975 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
Mikulin
 1975 The Last Word
Edward
 1974 A Quiet Day in Belfast
John Slattery
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Willy
- Dearest Nicky (1974) ... Willy
- End Game (1974) ... Willy
- The Secret War (1974) ... Willy
- Indian Summer of an Emperor (1974) ... Willy
- Dress Rehearsal (1974) ... Willy
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
John Dixon
- Pleased to Meet You (1973) ... John Dixon
 1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers (TV Movie)
Donald Trenton
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Gerry Stuart
- A Mug Named Frank (1971) ... Gerry Stuart
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Dr. Carson
- The Iron Doctor (1971) ... Dr. Carson
 1969 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Henry
- Thomas Becket (1969) ... Henry
 1969 The Guru
Chris
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Gerry Henderson
 1968 The Soldier's Tale (TV Movie)
The Narrator
 1968 European Eye (TV Movie)
Inspector Sheppard
 1963-1968 Love Story (TV Series)
Kelly / Rodney Webb
- A Sort of Strangers (1963) ... Rodney Webb
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Addison Steele
 1967 Robbery
Frank
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Peter / Don / John Williams
- All Summer Long (1960) ... Don
- The Wind and the Rain (1959) ... John Williams
 1966-1967 Conflict (TV Series)
King Henry V / Dunois
- Henry V (1967) ... King Henry V
- Saint Joan (1966) ... Dunois
 1966 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Monty Mays
- Drama '66: A Hero of Modern Industry (1966) ... Monty Mays
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Robert Driscoll
- Borrowed Time (1965) ... Robert Driscoll
- Driver of the Year (1965) ... Robert Driscoll
- Stoneface (1965) ... Robert Driscoll
- Meet Miss. Mogul (1965) ... Robert Driscoll
- The Way It Crumbles (1965) ... Robert Driscoll
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Bellamy / Squadron-Leader Phil Osborne / Dan Sankey
- The Interior Decorator (1965) ... Bellamy
- Campaign for One (1965) ... Squadron-Leader Phil Osborne
- Dan, Dan, the Charity Man (1965) ... Dan Sankey
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Richard Tarnon
- Consequences (1964) ... Richard Tarnon
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Jeff Smith
- The Same Sky (1964) ... Jeff Smith
 1964 King & Country
Lieutenant Webb
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Gerry Paynter
- The Gentle Spies (1963) ... Gerry Paynter
 1958-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom / 6147 Richards
- The Big Night (1960) ... Tom
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... 6147 Richards
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Rusty Green
- Last Race, Ginger Gentleman (1963) ... Rusty Green
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Dave Hollis
- Playback (1962) ... Dave Hollis
 1962 Playback
Dave Hollis
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
 1961 Where the Difference Begins (TV Movie)
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Hamlet
- Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) ... Hamlet
- Hamlet: Part 4 (1961) ... Hamlet
- Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) ... Hamlet
- Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) ... Hamlet
- Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) ... Hamlet
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Tom Brewster
- The Lost Colony of Virginia (1961) ... Tom Brewster
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Larry Makin
- The Sailor (1961) ... Larry Makin
 1960 Surprise Package
US Marshal
 1960 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant Gunn
- The Man Who Tried Too Hard: Part 2 (1960) ... Detective Sergeant Gunn
- The Man Who Tried Too Hard: Part 1 (1960) ... Detective Sergeant Gunn
 1959 The Vagrant Heart (TV Movie)
Tam Smith
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Worm in the Bud (1959)
 1959 Skyport (TV Series)
 1959 The Infamous John Friend (TV Mini-Series)
William North
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... William North
- Episode #1.7 (1959) ... William North
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... William North
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... William North
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... William North
 1956-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Prisoner
- The Stone Ship (1959)
- Arrow to the Heart (II) (1956) ... Prisoner
 1958 Incident at Echo Six (TV Movie)
2nd Lieutenant Savage
 1958 Desert Patrol
Cpl. Matheson
 1958 Yesterday's Enemy (TV Movie)
2nd Lt. Paul Hastings
 1958 Sea Fury
Vincent
 1958 Dunkirk
Don R
 1957 Thunder in the West (TV Series)
Andrew Drummond
 1957 High Flight
Wilcox
 1957 Battle Hell
PO McCarthy RN
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Homecoming (1956)
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Bill Roper - Capt. Bell's Messenger, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Sailor at Dance (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in James Saunders' play, "Next Time I'll Sing To You", at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Liz Fraser, Peter McEnery, Denys Graham and Victor Winding in the cast. See more »

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Personal Quote:

The trouble is that people often mistake me for someone else. They think I'm Inspector Morse (Inspector Morse (1987)), or else Jon Pertwee from Doctor Who (1963), or Keith Barron. In fact I attribute a good deal of my success to being confused with these people.

Trivia:

Was originally cast as "Inspector Frederick Abberline" in Euston Films' Jack the Ripper (1988) only to be replaced by Michael Caine. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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