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Barbara New (1923–2010)

Barbara New was born on May 9, 1923 in Hammersmith, London, England as Barbara Helene New. She was an actress, known for Ali G Indahouse (2002), Edward II (1991) and Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995). She was married to Michael Barrington. She died on May 24, 2010 in London. See full bio »

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(age 87) in London, England, UK

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 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Nan
 2000 Beast (TV Series)
Mrs. Wright
- Talking Dirty (2000) ... Mrs. Wright
 1998 The Unknown Soldier (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
May Davies
- Cheatin' Hearts (1996) ... May Davies
 1995 Thin Ice
Felicity
 1993 London's Burning (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #6.3 (1993) ... Alice
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Katja Mann
 1991 Edward II
Chorus of Nobility
 1991 Buddy's Song
Mrs. Wilson
 1989 Split Ends (TV Series)
Ruth
- Hair Today (1989) ... Ruth
- The Brush Off (1989)
- Parting of the Waves (1989) ... Ruth
- Head Over Heels (1989) ... Ruth
 1988 We Think the World of You
Mrs. Grant
 1988 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Doreen
- Wedding Bells (1988) ... Doreen
 1986 Bread (TV Series)
May's Neighbour
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... May's Neighbour
 1985 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Miss Hull
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Elaine
- The Silly Season (1985) ... Elaine
 1984 The Bill (TV Series)
Kate Ferne
- Rough in the Afternoon (1984) ... Kate Ferne
 1983 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Mates (1983) ... Magistrate
 1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Woman
- The Course of True Love (1982) ... Woman
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Benson
- The Case of the Discontented Soldier (1982) ... Mrs. Benson
 1981 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mum
- Happy Since I Met You (1981) ... Mum
 1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Tevitt
- Sin with Our Permission (1981) ... Mrs. Tevitt
 1973-1980 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Nun / Mrs. Socks / Our Elsie / ...
- 1980 Christmas Special (1980) ... Nun
- Episode #5.4 (1976) ... Mrs. Socks
- Episode #4.6 (1975) ... Our Elsie
- Episode #4.3 (1975) ... Woman at Airport
 1980 The Good Companions (TV Series)
Mrs. Chillingford
- Miss Trant Pays the Bill (1980) ... Mrs. Chillingford
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Crane
 1980 Grundy (TV Series)
Mrs. Jessup
- We Can't Go on Meeting Like This (1980) ... Mrs. Jessup
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Mrs. Olthwaite
- The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977) ... Mrs. Olthwaite
 1976 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #14.6 (1976)
 1975 Porridge (TV Series)
Prison Visitor
- No Peace for the Wicked (1975) ... Prison Visitor
 1975 The Rough with the Smooth (TV Series)
Mrs. Arbuthnot
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mrs. Arbuthnot
 1969-1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Landlady / Sweeping Woman
- The Fatted Calf (1975) ... Landlady
- Welcome to Brighton? (1969) ... Sweeping Woman
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Molly Pepper
- The Slap (1975) ... Molly Pepper
 1975 EBC1: Emu's Broadcasting Company (TV Series)
Betty the Tea Lady (1978)
 1975 The Picnic (TV Short)
The Aunt
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Ann Johnson
- A Follower for Emily (1974) ... Ann Johnson
 1974 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Aunt Dora
- Polly Put the Kettle On (1974) ... Aunt Dora
 1974 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Mrs. James
- If I Can Help Somebody (1974) ... Mrs. James
 1973 Sir Yellow (TV Series)
Landlord's wife
- A Knight to Remember (1973) ... Landlord's wife
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Woman
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... Woman
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Miss Bell
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Mrs. L.
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 2 (1971) ... Mrs. L.
 1971 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Mme. Clair
- Camille (1971) ... Mme. Clair
 1970 Hardy Heating Company Ltd (TV Series)
Gladys Hardy
- Planning for Control (1970) ... Gladys Hardy
- Cost Analysis (1970) ... Gladys Hardy
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Mrs. Higgins
- Fox Among the Chickens (1970) ... Mrs. Higgins
 1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alice
- The Marquise (1969) ... Alice
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Casualty sister
- Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It (1968) ... Casualty sister
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Mrs. Prior
- The Unknown Factor (1968) ... Mrs. Prior
 1966-1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. Pritchard / Bel Fairbanks
- Death Is a Colony (1967) ... Mrs. Pritchard
- Written with the Left Hand (1966) ... Bel Fairbanks
 1967 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Hester Andrews
- Stevie (1967) ... Hester Andrews
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Mrs. Attwood
 1963 Friday Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Holroyd
- Plastic Mac in Winter (1963) ... Mrs. Holroyd
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Pet
- Contraband (1962) ... Pet
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
Betty Harris
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Betty Harris
 1958 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.174 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.170 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.167 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.166 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
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5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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English character actress with wonderful comic timing. Her non-plussed expressions were used to great effect in several sketches of The Two Ronnies (1971). Known especially for her recurring roles of Mabel Wheeler in You Rang, M'Lord? (1988) and Vera Plumtree in "Oh Doctor Beeching!" (1995). She was equally delightful as boring Eric Olthwaite's (Michael Palin's) mother in Ripping Yarns (1976), ... See more »

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Fluff

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Taurus

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