Barbara Marten

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Barbara Marten was born as Barbara Mason on January 3rd 1947. As a teenager she attended the London School of Music and Dramatic Art but claims that it put her off acting and she worked for two years as a teacher, returning to the stage when she joined a theatre group in Coventry and then a touring company based in Doncaster but travelling ... See full bio »

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The Turning Mrs. Grose
(2020)
Hamlet Gertrude
(2015)
(2010)
Casualty Eve Montgomery / Tamara Redpath
(1989-1999)

Filmography

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 2022 The Devil's Hour (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2022 The Twin (post-production)
Helen
 2021 Angela Black (TV Series)
Sally
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Sally
 2021 Her Majesty (Short)
Her Aged Majesty
 2021 A Discovery of Witches (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth
- Episode #2.9 (2021) ... Queen Elizabeth
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... Queen Elizabeth (uncredited)
 2020 The Turning
Mrs. Grose
 2019 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Margot
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (2019) ... Margot
- Hail Mary (2019) ... Margot
- Staying Alive (2019) ... Margot
- Suffer The Little Children (2019) ... Margot
 2019 Riviera (TV Series)
Edith Moreau
- Episode #2.2 (2019) ... Edith Moreau
- Stolpersteine / Renaissance (2019) ... Edith Moreau
 2018 Mrs. Wilson (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. McKelvie
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Mrs. McKelvie
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Mrs. McKelvie
 2015/I Hamlet
Gertrude
 2013-2014 The Mill (TV Series)
Hannah Greg
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Hannah Greg
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Hannah Greg
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Hannah Greg
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Hannah Greg
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Hannah Greg
 2013 Frankie (TV Series)
Jean Winters
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Jean Winters
 2012 Vera (TV Series)
Diane Barton
- Sandancers (2012) ... Diane Barton
 2012 Kidnap and Ransom (TV Series)
Janet Taylor
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Janet Taylor
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Janet Taylor
- Episode #2.1 (2012) ... Janet Taylor
 2012 Whitechapel (TV Series)
Adelina Grace
- Episode #3.3 (2012) ... Adelina Grace
 2012 Public Enemies (TV Mini Series)
Kathy Whiteley
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Kathy Whiteley
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Kathy Whiteley
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Kathy Whiteley
 2011 Walk Like a Panther (TV Series)
Margaret Bolton
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Margaret Bolton
 2011 In with the Flynns (TV Series)
Mrs. Cooper
- Santorini (2011) ... Mrs. Cooper
 2010 Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 1 (Video)
Mistress Quickly / Lady Northumberland
 2010 Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 2 (Video)
Mistress Quickly / Lady Northumberland
 2010 Oranges and Sunshine
Mary
 2010 20:01 (Short)
Maggie
 2010 A Passionate Woman (TV Mini Series)
Moira
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Moira
 2010 Five Days (TV Series)
Ellie Gooding
- Day 8 (2010) ... Ellie Gooding
 2010 Capture Anthologies: Fables & Fairytales (Video)
Margaret Travis (segment "Mothe Mine")
 2009 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Penny Cain
- End Game: Part 2 (2009) ... Penny Cain
- End Game: Part 1 (2009) ... Penny Cain
 2009 Doctors (TV Series)
Liz Frobisher
- Choices (2009) ... Liz Frobisher
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Nessa
- Meet the Parents (2009) ... Nessa
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Phillipa Keegan
- Buried (2009) ... Phillipa Keegan
 2008 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Margaret Watson
- Mother of Invention (2008) ... Margaret Watson
 2008 Mother, Mine (Short)
Margaret
 2008 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Fanny
 2007 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Louise Roach
- Project Aphrodite: Part 2 (2007) ... Louise Roach
- Project Aphrodite: Part 1 (2007) ... Louise Roach
 2006 Goldplated (TV Series)
Beth / Beth White
- The Charity Dinner (2006) ... Beth
- Retribution (2006) ... Beth
- Naomi Moves Into Whiteoaks (2006) ... Beth
- Cassidy's Mother (2006) ... Beth
- Darren in Love (2006) ... Beth
 2006 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Mary Duncan
- Supernova: Part 2 (2006) ... Mary Duncan
- Supernova: Part 1 (2006) ... Mary Duncan
- Body of Work: Part 2 (2006) ... Mary Duncan (uncredited)
 1995-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Laura Meadows / Joan Barnwood / Barbara Dean
- 379: Sequence of Events - Part 2 (2006) ... Laura Meadows
- 378: Sequence of Events - Part 1 (2006) ... Laura Meadows
- 147: Truth (2003) ... Laura Meadows
- 146: The Law of the Jungle (2003) ... Laura Meadows
- 145: Ride the Tiger (2003) ... Laura Meadows
 2005 EastEnders (TV Series)
D.S. Haydon / DS Haydon
- Episode dated 10 November 2005 (2005) ... D.S. Haydon
- Episode dated 8 November 2005 (2005) ... D.S. Haydon
- Episode dated 4 November 2005 (2005) ... DS Haydon
- Episode dated 7 October 2005 (2005) ... D.S. Haydon
- Episode dated 2 September 2005 (2005) ... D.S. Haydon
 2005 Rome (TV Series)
Diviner
- Stealing from Saturn (2005) ... Diviner
 2005 Faith (TV Movie)
Doreen
 2005 The Royal (TV Series)
Assistant Matron Thelma Parker
- It's What's on the Inside That Counts (2005) ... Assistant Matron Thelma Parker
 2004 Between Two Women
Ellen Hardy
 2003 The Debt (TV Movie)
Gwen Dresner
 2003 In Search of the Brontës (TV Movie)
Tabitha Aykroyd
 2000-2002 Fat Friends (TV Series)
Liz Ashburn
- Sweet and Sour (2002) ... Liz Ashburn
- Growing Pains (2000) ... Liz Ashburn
- Fat Chance (2000) ... Liz Ashburn
 2002 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
Barbara
 2002 A Is for Acid (TV Movie)
Emily Haigh
 2001 Bob & Rose (TV Series)
Carol Cooper
 2000 Badger (TV Series)
Marie
- Finders Keepers (2000) ... Marie
 2000 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Frances Barrow
- Visiting Rights (2000) ... Frances Barrow
 1989-1999 Casualty (TV Series)
Eve Montgomery / Tamara Redpath
- Seeing the Light (1999) ... Eve Montgomery
- Everybody Hurts (1999) ... Eve Montgomery
- Lost Souls (1999) ... Eve Montgomery
- Truth or Dare (1999) ... Eve Montgomery
- Calm Before the Storm: Part Two (1999) ... Eve Montgomery
 1997 The Sherman Plays (TV Series)
Gwen John
- The Colour of Light (1997) ... Gwen John
 1996 Goodbye My Love
Jean Humphry
 1995 Medics (TV Series)
Barbara Lawson
- Born Losers (1995) ... Barbara Lawson
 1995 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Mrs. Richards
- Revenge (1995) ... Mrs. Richards
- Damaged (1995) ... Mrs. Richards
- Caught (1995) ... Mrs. Richards
 1993-1995 Harry (TV Series)
Rita Salter
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Rita Salter
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Rita Salter
- Episode #2.1 (1995) ... Rita Salter
- Episode #1.12 (1993) ... Rita Salter
- Episode #1.11 (1993) ... Rita Salter
 1993 Love and Reason (TV Mini Series)
Mel Lynch
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Mel Lynch
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mel Lynch
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Mel Lynch
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini Series)
Ada Pratt
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Ada Pratt
 1992 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Janet Dixon
- Episode #1.1706 (1992) ... Janet Dixon
 1992 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Mrs. Browning
- Louise Masset (1992) ... Mrs. Browning
 1990 Shoot to Kill (TV Movie)
Stella Stalker
 1989 Screen One (TV Series)
Bill's wife
- Home Run (1989) ... Bill's wife
 1989 The Fifteen Streets (TV Movie)
Hannah Kelly
 1985-1989 Brookside (TV Series)
Margaret Jefferson
- Episode #1.708 (1989) ... Margaret Jefferson
- Episode #1.653 (1989) ... Margaret Jefferson
- Episode #1.532 (1987) ... Margaret Jefferson
- Episode #1.531 (1987) ... Margaret Jefferson
- Episode #1.254 (1985) ... Margaret Jefferson
 1988 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Katharine Freeman
- No Crying He Makes (1988) ... Katharine Freeman
 1988 Christabel (TV Mini Series)
Freda
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Freda
 1988 Screen Two (TV Series)
Marlene
- Love Birds (1988) ... Marlene
 1987 A Month in the Country
Mrs. Sykes
 1985 The Practice (TV Series)
Barbara Quinn
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Barbara Quinn
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Barbara Quinn
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Barbara Quinn
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Barbara Quinn

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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Sean Baker, Mark Drewry, Claire Hackett, Ellie Haddington, Adrian Lester, Myra McFadyen, and Michael Turner in the cast. Phyllida Lloyd was director.

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Mike Kenny  (3 children)
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Trivia:

Has three sons, Theo, Josh and Billy. Theo was so named (it means "gift of God") because she thought she would be unable to have children after suffering a miscarriage.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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