Frances Barber

Actor
A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and veteran of regional fringe theater, Barber has performed on TV and in films by Peter Greenaway ("A Zed and Two Noughts" 1985) and Nicolas Roeg ("Castaway" 1986). She ... Read more »
Born: 05/12/1958 in Wolverhampton, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (47)

May I Kill U? 2014 (Movie)

Bernice (Actor)

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

Isabella Flores (Actor)

Great Expectations 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Doctor Who 2011 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: UK 2010 (Tv Show)

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The IT Crowd 2008 (Tv Show)

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Hustle 2007 (Tv Show)

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Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Suzie Gold 2004 (Movie)

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The Monster of Rostov 2004 (Movie)

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Warrior Queen 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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24 Hours in the Life of a Woman 2003 (Movie)

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Manchild 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Esther Kahn 2002 (Movie)

Rivka Kahn (Actor)

La Sirene Rouge 2002 (Movie)

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Love in a Cold Climate 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Flyfishing 2001 (Movie)

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Dalziel and Pascoe: The Wood Beyond 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Shiner 2000 (Movie)

Georgie (Actor)

The Escort 1999 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Perseus & the Gorgon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Photographing Fairies 1998 (Movie)

Beatrice Templeton (Actor)

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

Lady in Black (Actor)

Toy Boys 1998 (Movie)

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Death of the Self 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Three Steps to Heaven 1995 (Movie)

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Germaine and Benjamin 1994 (Movie)

Anna Lindsay (Actor)

Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)

Miss Trimble (Actor)

Secret Friends 1992 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Young Soul Rebels 1991 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

The Orchid House 1990 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Chambre a part 1989 (Movie)

Gert (Actor)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

Venus DeMilo (Actor)

Duck 1988 (Movie)

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We Think the World of You 1988 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Castaway 1987 (Movie)

Sister Saint Winifred (Actor)

Prick Up Your Ears 1987 (Movie)

Leonie Orton (Actor)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Those Glory Glory Days 1986 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Acceptable Levels 1983 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

Mission Girl (Actor)

A Royal Scandal (TV Show)

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Murder in Successville (Tv Show)

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Rhodes (TV Show)

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The Ice House (TV Show)

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The Nightmare Years (TV Show)

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Biography

A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and veteran of regional fringe theater, Barber has performed on TV and in films by Peter Greenaway ("A Zed and Two Noughts" 1985) and Nicolas Roeg ("Castaway" 1986). She is probably best known to US audiences as Rosie in Stephen Frears's "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" and as Joe Orton's sympathetic sister Leonie in Prick Up Your Ears" (both 1987).

Relationships

Danny Boyle Director

Companion
Reportedly dated while at university No longer together

EDUCATION

Bangor University

Cardiff University

graduate student

Bangor University

Milestones

1981

British TV debut

1981

Film acting debut in "The Missionary"

Joined the improvisational theater troupe, Hull Truck Theatre Company; also acted with the Glasgow Citizens and the Tricycle Theatre in Killburn

Stage debut in "The Origins of the Sexual Impulse" at Reflex Action Theatre, Cardiff

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where she starred as "Camille" and played Ophelia opposite Roger Rees's "Hamlet"

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