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Barbara Flynn (I)


Born on 5th August 1948 in Hastings, East Sussex, England. She started her television career in 1970 in the TV series A Family at War (1970), cast as Freda Ashton. She became better known following her appearances in The Beiderbecke Affair (1985), The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987) and The Beiderbecke Connection (1988), alongside James Bolam. She has ... See full bio »

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Miss Potter Helen Potter
(2006)
Cracker Judith / Judith Fitzgerald
(1993-1995)
(2002)
Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots
(2005)

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 2016-2018 The Durrells in Corfu (TV Series)
Aunt Hermione
- Episode #3.2 (2018) ... Aunt Hermione
- Episode #3.1 (2018) ... Aunt Hermione
- Episode #2.4 (2017) ... Aunt Hermione
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Aunt Hermione
 2014 1864 (TV Mini-Series)
Dronning Victoria
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Dronning Victoria
 2013 The Christmas Candle
Lady Camdon
 2013 Pat & Cabbage (TV Series)
Pat
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Pat
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Pat
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Pat
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Pat
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Pat
 2013 Moving On (TV Series)
Carol
- The Shrine (2013) ... Carol
 2012 The Borgias (TV Series)
Isabella
- The Choice (2012) ... Isabella
 2011 Just Henry (TV Movie)
Mrs Beaumont
 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Millie Bullard
- The Oblong Murders (2011) ... Millie Bullard
 2011 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Carol Fisher
- Lost: Part 2 (2011) ... Carol Fisher
- Lost: Part 1 (2011) ... Carol Fisher
 2007-2009 Cranford (TV Series)
Mrs Jamieson / Mrs. Jamieson
- Return to Cranford: Part Two - October 1844 (2009) ... Mrs. Jamieson
- Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (2009) ... Mrs Jamieson
- May 1843 (2007) ... Mrs Jamieson
- April 1843 (2007) ... Mrs Jamieson
- November 1842 (2007) ... Mrs Jamieson
 2009 The Queen (TV Series)
The Queen
- The Enemy Within (2009) ... The Queen
 2009 New Tricks (TV Series)
Carole Milburn
- Blood Is Thicker Than Water (2009) ... Carole Milburn
 2009 Burlesque Fairytales
Mrs Argyle
 2008 10 Days to War (TV Mini-Series)
Clare Short
- These Things Are Always Chaos (2008) ... Clare Short
 2007 Christmas at the Riviera (TV Movie)
Rita
 2007 The Marchioness Disaster (TV Movie)
Eileen Dallaglio
 2007 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Narrator of TV Documentary
- Project Aphrodite: Part 1 (2007) ... Narrator of TV Documentary (uncredited)
 2006 Miss Potter
Helen Potter
 2006 Cracker (TV Movie)
Judith Fitzgerald
 2006 The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Tipper
- To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong (2006) ... Sally Tipper
 2005 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Ghost in Your Genes (2005) ... Narrator
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Queen of Scots
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Mary Queen of Scots
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Mary Queen of Scots
 2005 Malice Aforethought (TV Movie)
Julia Bickleigh
 2005 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Lt Col Petra Summers
- Omen: Part 2 (2005) ... Lt Col Petra Summers
- Omen: Part 1 (2005) ... Lt Col Petra Summers
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. French
- Part 4 (2004) ... Mrs. French
- Part 3 (2004) ... Mrs. French
- Part 2 (2004) ... Mrs. French
 2004 Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Allerton
- Death on the Nile (2004) ... Mrs Allerton
 2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Maureen Finnegan
- If Wishes Were Horses (2004) ... Maureen Finnegan
 2003 Sweet Medicine (TV Series)
Jane Frampton / Wooding
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Jane Frampton / Wooding
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Grace Fisher
- Stalkers (2003) ... Grace Fisher
 2003 Hornblower: Duty (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mason
 2003 Horatio Hornblower 3 (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mason
 2002 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Emily
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Emily
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Emily
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Emily
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Emily
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Emily
 2002 Night Flight (TV Movie)
Moira
 2001 Perfect (TV Movie)
Imogen
 2000 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Sarah Ridd
 2000 The Law (TV Movie)
Eleanor Kimbrough
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Browning
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Miss Browning
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Miss Browning
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Miss Browning
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Miss Browning
 1999 Mauvaise passe
Kim's Mother
 1999 You're Dead...
Professor Corner
 1998 Performance (TV Series)
Goneril
- King Lear (1998) ... Goneril
 1997 Dear Nobody (TV Movie)
Chris' Mother
 1997 The Vanishing Man (TV Series)
Ms. Jeffries
 1997 The Vanishing Man (TV Movie)
Ms. Jeffries
 1993-1995 Cracker (TV Series)
Judith / Judith Fitzgerald
- True Romance: Part 2 (1995) ... Judith
- True Romance: Part 1 (1995) ... Judith
- Best Boys: Part 2 (1995) ... Judith
- Best Boys: Part 1 (1995) ... Judith
- Brotherly Love: Part 3 (1995) ... Judith
 1994 Chandler & Co (TV Series)
Dee Tate / Dee Chandler Tate
- On the Job (1994) ... Dee Chandler Tate
- Those Who Trespass Against Us (1994) ... Dee Tate
- Family Matters (1994) ... Dee Tate
- The Devil You Know (1994) ... Dee Tate
- Past Imperfect (1994) ... Dee Tate
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Madame Maigret
- Maigret and the Minister (1993) ... Madame Maigret
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Madame Maigret
- Maigret on the Defensive (1993) ... Madame Maigret
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Sheila Green
- Queen's Gambit (1992) ... Sheila Green
 1991 Joshua Jones (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 Quick Change
Hostage
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jane
- Benefactors (1989) ... Jane
 1988 The Beiderbecke Connection (TV Mini-Series)
Jill Swinburne
- What Do We Have on Hockey Sticks? (1988) ... Jill Swinburne
- Is He the Lodger? (1988) ... Jill Swinburne
- Hello Sir, Hello Miss (1988) ... Jill Swinburne
- Oh Look, It's Average-Sized Trevor Chaplin (1988) ... Jill Swinburne
 1986-1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Rose Marie
- Death of a University (1988) ... Dr. Rose Marie
- The Big Squeeze (1988) ... Dr. Rose Marie
- Values of the Family (1988) ... Dr. Rose Marie
- Bad Vibrations (1988) ... Dr. Rose Marie
- May the Force Be with You (1988) ... Dr. Rose Marie
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series)
Jill Swinburne
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Jill Swinburne
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Jill Swinburne
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Monica Height
- The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987) ... Monica Height
 1986 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
Belinda
 1986 Day to Remember (TV Movie)
Judy
 1981-1985 Open All Hours (TV Series)
The Milk Woman
- The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (1985) ... The Milk Woman
- Happy Birthday, Arkwright! (1985) ... The Milk Woman
- The Housekeeper Caper (1985) ... The Milk Woman
- Horse-Trading (1985) ... The Milk Woman
- Soulmate Wanted (1985) ... The Milk Woman (uncredited)
 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Jill Swinburne
- We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985) ... Jill Swinburne
- That Was a Very Funny Evening (1985) ... Jill Swinburne
- Um... I Know What You're Thinking (1985) ... Jill Swinburne
- We Call It the White Economy (1985) ... Jill Swinburne
- Can Anybody Join In? (1985) ... Jill Swinburne
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Bold
- Part 7 (1982) ... Mary Bold
- Part 6 (1982) ... Mary Bold
- Part 4 (1982) ... Mary Bold
- Part 3 (1982) ... Mary Bold
- Part 2 (1982) ... Mary Bold
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Joanna Lassiter
- The Ties That Bind (1982) ... Joanna Lassiter
- Scoop (1982) ... Joanna Lassiter
- A Foot in the Door (1982) ... Joanna Lassiter
- The Big Smoke (1982) ... Joanna Lassiter
 1977-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jill / Margaret Hanson / Monica Potter
- A Mother Like Him (1982) ... Jill
- No Visible Scar (1981) ... Margaret Hanson
- Love on a Gunboat (1977) ... Monica Potter
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Private Nurse
 1981 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Sandy
- Protection (1981) ... Sandy
 1981 The Last Song (TV Series)
Shirley
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Shirley
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Shirley
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Shirley
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Shirley
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Shirley
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Dorothy Kemp
- Hugo (1981) ... Dorothy Kemp
- Mary (1981) ... Dorothy Kemp
 1981 The Bagthorpe Saga (TV Series)
Sue
- Absolute Zero - Part 2 (1981) ... Sue
 1981 Second Chance (TV Series)
Sarah Fletcher
- October (1981) ... Sarah Fletcher
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Heather
- Standing in for Henry (1980) ... Heather
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Marlene
- Phoney Business (1980) ... Marlene
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Pauline Sutton
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 2 (1977) ... Pauline Sutton
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Beryl
- Afternoon Dancing (1976) ... Beryl
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Sally Mackworth
- Episode #1.60 (1976) ... Sally Mackworth
- Episode #1.59 (1976) ... Sally Mackworth
- Episode #1.58 (1976) ... Sally Mackworth
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Angie
- The Flight Fund (1975) ... Angie
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1972)
 1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jane Wardle
- Old Acquaintance (1972) ... Jane Wardle
 1970-1972 A Family at War (TV Series)
Freda Ashton / Freda MacKenzie / Freda MacKenzie née Ashton
- ...Yielding Place to New (1972) ... Freda MacKenzie
- The Old Order Changeth... (1972) ... Freda MacKenzie
- A Faint Refrain (1972) ... Freda MacKenzie
- Coming Home (1972) ... Freda MacKenzie
- The Sensible Thing (1972) ... Freda MacKenzie
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She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Jeremy Northam, Tom Hollander, Crispin Redman, Emma Piper, Eleanor David, Chris Langham, Sheila Hancock and Gary Olsen in the cast. Peter Gill was the director. See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[talking about the fact that she often plays no-nonsense women with feminist tendencies] I don't know why I get cast in these roles, but feisty strong women is kind of my bag really. From Cracker to The Beiderbecke Affair to A Very Peculiar Practice, that's what I get offered. I don't know what casting directors see in me that they think, "We need a feisty old bag, let's get Barbara in." But, ... See more »

Trivia:

Resides in London.(2007).

Star Sign:

Leo

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