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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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Known For

Pride and Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh
(1995)
Frenzy Brenda Blaney
(1972)
Billy Elliot Vice-Principal
(2000)
Vanity Fair Lady Bareacres
(2004)

Filmography

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 2004 Vanity Fair
Lady Bareacres
 2002 George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (TV Movie)
Gossip
 2002 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Marjorie Empson
- Market for Murder (2002) ... Marjorie Empson
 2002 Bertie and Elizabeth (TV Movie)
Lady Mabell Airlie
 2001 The Martins
Mrs. Heath
 1999-2001 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Lady Justice Pinnock
- The End of Law (2001) ... Lady Justice Pinnock
- End Game (1999) ... Lady Justice Pinnock
 2000 Billy Elliot
Vice-Principal
 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 Mini-Series)
Mrs Deacon
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mrs Deacon
 1997 A Merry War
Mrs. Wisbeach (as Barbara Leigh Hunt)
 1995 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh (as Barbara Leigh Hunt)
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
 1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Gwenda Aaron
- The Absence of War (1995) ... Gwenda Aaron
 1995 As Time Goes By (TV Series)
Registrar
- 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
 1990 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Blanche Copley-Barnes
- The Infernal Serpent (1990) ... Blanche Copley-Barnes
 1988-1989 Charlie Chalk (TV Series)
Captain Mildred / Mary the Hover Fairy
- Goodbye Hello (1989) ... Captain Mildred (voice)
- Mildred's Day Off (1988) ... Captain Mildred / Mary the Hover Fairy (voice)
- There Are No Roads on Merrytwit (1988) ... Captain Mildred (voice)
- The Feast (1988) ... Captain Mildred (voice)
- Edward Keeps Fit (1988) ... Captain Mildred (voice)
 1988 Tumbledown (TV Movie)
Jean Lawrence
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mrs. Oxney
- Paying Guests - Part 2 (1986) ... Mrs. Oxney
- Paying Guests - Part 1 (1986) ... Mrs. Oxney
 1983-1984 Wagner (TV Mini-Series)
Queen Mother
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Queen Mother
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... 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)
 1967-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. McKenny / Jane
- One Chance in Four (1980) ... Dr. McKenny
- Love-Lies-Bleeding (1977) ... Jane
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
Margaret
 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
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Honor Voysey
- The Voysey Inheritance (1979) ... Honor Voysey
 1973-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Marjorie Berry / Sarah
- The Chief Mourner (1979) ... Marjorie Berry
- The Emergency Channel (1973) ... Sarah
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Madeleine
 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)
Actor - 'What Shall We Do Next?'
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Helen Criggs
- Commander (1972) ... Helen Criggs
 1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives
Catherine Parr
 1972 Frenzy
Brenda Blaney
 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)
Harriet
- The Waiting Room (1971) ... Harriet
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
June
 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 Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Anita Hill / Kristina Linde / Shirley
- Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within? (1970) ... Anita Hill
- A Doll's House (1970) ... Kristina Linde
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Mira Kobylnova
- Exit a Diplomat (1969) ... Mira Kobylnova
 1969 The Siegfried Idyll (TV Movie)
Cosima von Bülow
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Susanne
- Death of a Hunter (1969) ... Susanne
 1969 The Inside Man (TV Series)
Jane Thompson
- Death of a Friendship (1969) ... Jane Thompson
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Christina Harington
- Of Eros and of Dust (1967) ... Christina Harington
- Slump (1967) ... Christina Harington
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Kate Hardcastle
- She Stoops to Conquer (1966) ... Kate Hardcastle
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Charlotte / Polly
- The First Thunder (1966) ... Charlotte
- All My Loving (1966) ... Polly
 1965 Love's Labour's Lost (TV Movie)
Rosaline
 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
 1962 Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series)
Madeleine Beasley
- Episode #2.10 (1962) ... Madeleine Beasley
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Madge Wright
- Episode #1.495 (1962) ... Madge Wright
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena (voice)
 1956 The Recording Angells (TV Series)
Maid
- A Wedding Will Not Take Place (1956) ... Maid
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(January 1990-October 1990; December 1990-January 1991) She acted in the Royal National Theatre Season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt;" Tony Harrison's play,"The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Person of ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

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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