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Genevieve Barr

Genevieve Barr was born on the 12 December 1985 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to parents Robert and Caroline. She is the oldest of four siblings, with a sister Antonia, 25 and twin siblings Robbie and Sabrina aged 17. Born profoundly deaf, the doctors told her parents that she would never learn to speak or fully adapt to a hearing world. Despite ... See full bio »
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Murder on the Victorian Railway
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 2017 Sympathy for the Lemon (Short) (completed)
 2017 Liar (TV Series) (pre-production)
Dr. Hartley
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Dr. Hartley
 2015 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
June Dillen
- Episode #4.8 (2015) ... June Dillen
 2013 Murder on the Victorian Railway (TV Movie documentary)
Mary Anne Eldred
 2012/I The Sound of Silence (Short)
 2012 True Love (TV Series)
- Sandra (2012) ... Sarah
 2011 Shameless (TV Series)
- Episode #8.21 (2011) ... Lise
 2011 The Fades (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Maddy
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Maddy
 2011 Admit None (TV Short)
 2010 The Silence (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Amelia
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Amelia
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Amelia
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Amelia
 2009 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
- The Amazing Dermot (2009) ... Jessica
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 2016 #Sugarwater (Documentary) (completed)
 2010 Breakfast (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- Episode dated 12 July 2010 (2010) ... Herself - Actress

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She was born deaf and normally uses hearing aids. For her role in The Silence (2010), in which she plays a deaf girl who has just had a cochlear implant fitted, she was required to remove her hearing aids. She also had to learn sign language which she had never done before because she had always relied on her hearing aids supplemented by lip reading. See more »

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