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Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Barbara trained for the theatre at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school then joined the Old Vic Company in London. After working in provincial repertory theatres she returned to the Bristol Old Vic to play Rosemary in 'The Severed Head' and transferred with the play to the west end. She returned again to Bristol to appear in 'Love's Labour's Lost' ... See full bio »
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 2002 George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (TV Movie)
 2002 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Marjorie Empson
- Market for Murder (2002) ... Marjorie Empson
 2002 Bertie and Elizabeth (TV Movie)
Lady Mabel Airlie
 2001 The Martins
Mrs. Heath
 2000 Billy Elliot
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Dodo Gould (as Barbara Leigh Hunt)
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Cumnor
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Lady Cumnor
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Lady Cumnor
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Lady Cumnor
 1999 Sunburn (TV Series)
Edna Hand
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Edna Hand
 1998 The Echo (TV Movie)
Mrs. Deacon
 1997 A Merry War
Mrs. Wisbeach (as Barbara Leigh Hunt)
 1995 The Absence of War (TV Movie)
 1995 As Time Goes By (TV Series)
- Wedding Day Nerves (1995) ... Registrar
 1993 Anna Lee: Headcase (TV Movie)
Beryl Doyle
 1991 A Perfect Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Iris Fleming
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Iris Fleming
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Iris Fleming
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Iris Fleming
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Iris Fleming
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Iris Fleming
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Fanshawe
- The Best Man to Die: Part Three (1990) ... Mrs. Fanshawe
- The Best Man to Die: Part Two (1990) ... Mrs. Fanshawe
- The Best Man to Die: Part One (1990) ... Mrs. Fanshawe
 1990 Paper Mask
Celia Mumford
 1988 Tumbledown (TV Movie)
Jean Lawrence
 1987 Charlie Chalk. (TV Series) (voice)
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mrs. Oxney
- Paying Guests (1986) ... Mrs. Oxney
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Queen Mother
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Queen Mother
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Mrs. Erskine
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... Mrs. Erskine
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Farmer's Wife (voice)
 1977-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. McKenny / Jane
- One Chance in Four (1980) ... Dr. McKenny
- Love-Lies-Bleeding (1977) ... Jane
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
 1979-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Clare / Teacher
- Mary's Wife (1980) ... Clare
- Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1979) ... Teacher
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Mrs. Phillips
 1973-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Marjorie Berry / Sarah
- The Chief Mourner (1979) ... Marjorie Berry
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Miss Taylor
- The China Lady (1973) ... Miss Taylor
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator / Mrs. Gaskell
- Silent Is the House (1973) ... Mrs. Gaskell
- Rewarding Destiny (1973) ... Narrator
- Delusion's Song (1973) ... Narrator
- Home and Abroad (1973) ... Narrator
- The Little King (1973) ... Narrator
 1973 The Nelson Affair
Catherine 'Catty' Matcham
 1973 Justice (TV Series)
Miss Stephens
- A Libel Among Friends (1973) ... Miss Stephens
 1972 Full House (TV Series)
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Helen Criggs
- Commander (1972) ... Helen Criggs
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ellen McGrath
- No Case to Answer (1971) ... Ellen McGrath
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series)
Isabel Burton / Isabel Arundell
- Conquest and Death (1971) ... Isabel Burton
- The Great Debate (1971) ... Isabel Burton
- The Secret Fountains (1971) ... Isabel Arundell
- The Dream of the Wanderer (1971) ... Isabel Arundell
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- The Waiting Room (1971) ... Harriet
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
 1970 Macbeth (TV Series)
Lady Macbeth
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Lady Macbeth
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Lady Macbeth
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Lady Macbeth
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Lady Macbeth
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
Yvonne Brogniard
- The Dead Live Longer (1970) ... Yvonne Brogniard
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Anita Hill / Kristina Linde / Shirley
- Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within? (1970) ... Anita Hill
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Mira Kobylnova
- Exit a Diplomat (1969) ... Mira Kobylnova
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
- Death of a Hunter (1969) ... Susanne
 1969 The Inside Man (TV Series)
Jane Thompson
- Death of a Friendship (1969) ... Jane Thompson
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The First Thunder (1966) ... Charlotte
 1965 Love's Labour's Lost (TV Movie)
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Hon. Penelope Hunter-Bruton
- You Should Hear Me Eat Soup (1965) ... Hon. Penelope Hunter-Bruton
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Miss Holmes
- Bear with a Sore Head (1965) ... Miss Holmes
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She acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Carlisle and Nicola McAuliffe in the cast. Philip Prowse was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Barbara Leigh Hunt

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[July 14th, 2012] I adored Hitch and making Frenzy was a wonderful time. He went out of his way and was kindness personified, he knew I was exceedingly nervous. If I had a question he would always courteously explain something to me. Every day he would give me a lift home where I was staying in Baker Street before going onto Claridges. Alma was of ill health and he was very concerned about her, ... See more »


In Inspector Morse: The Infernal Serpent (1990) she plays a piano teacher. The student in one scene is playing the same tune that Elizabeth Bennet plays at "Rosings" in Pride and Prejudice (1995), when Lady Catherine (Barbara Leigh-Hunt) says (referring to the pianoforte) "If I had ever learnt, I should be a true proficient". See more »

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