Frances Barber Biography

Birthday: 1958-05-13
Place of Birth: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
Wiki Biography: Frances Barber has worked in a string of award-winning productions for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking roles as diverse as Eliza in Pygmalion and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Among her film appearances are roles in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears (1987) and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Dennis Potter's Secret Friends (1991) and John Irvine's Shiner (2000) with Michael Caine, Peter Greenaway's A Zed & Two Noughts (1986), Peter Capaldi's Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1993), and Still Crazy (1998). Most recently she has appeared in Mauvaise passe (1999) (The Escort) with Daniel Auteuil and Esther Kahn (2000). Frances made her television breakthrough in Mike Leigh's "Play for Today: Home Sweet Home (#12.19)" (1982). Subsequent TV work includes Kenneth Branagh's Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988) (TV) as Viola, a role she reprised for Branagh on stage, BBC's Annie Besant, "Inspector Morse" (1987), "Spitting Image" (1984) and the BBC's adaptation of the Nancy Mitford classic "Love in a Cold Climate" (2001). On stage, Frances won the 1984 Olivier award for Most Promising Newcomer as Marguerite in the RSC production of Camille. She has worked in some of the UK's most prestigious theatres, including the Royal National Theatre, the RSC, Hull Truck, Oxford Playhouse, the Royal Exchange, the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court. Frances was most recently seen on stage in Patrick Marber's production of Closer at The Lyric, Hammersmith. She attended Bangor university.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Rory Bremner, Who Else? 1993
Having It Off 2002 Comedy
Monkey Dust 2003 Comedy
Funland Connie Woolf 2005 - 2005
Cooking It 2006 Reality Tv
Great Expectations 2011 Mrs. Brandley 2011
The Spa Ginny 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Superstition 1920
Acceptable Levels Jill 1985
Prick Up Your Ears 1987 Drama
Castaway 1987 Adventure, Drama
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 Comedy, Drama, Romance
We Think the World of You Megan 1989 Comedy
Chambre à part Gert 1989 Comedy
The Grasscutter 1990
The Orchid House 1991
Young Soul Rebels 1991 Drama, Music
Secret Friends Angela 1992 Drama, Fantasy
Soft Top Hard Shoulder Miss Trumble 1993 Drama
Du fond du coeur Anna Lindsay 1994 Drama, Romance
Dirty Old Town 1995 Comedy
Photographing Fairies 1997 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Still Crazy 1998 0, 0
Mauvaise passe Jessica 1999 Drama
Esther Kahn Rivka Kahn 2000 Drama, Romance
La sirène rouge Eva 2002 Crime, Thriller, Action
24 heures de la vie d'une femme Betty 2003 Drama
Flyfishing Frances 2003 Comedy
Warrior Queen Agrippina 2003 Action, Drama, History
Suzie Gold Joyce Spencer 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Evilenko 2004 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Dead Fish S & M Prostitute 2006 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Goal! II: Living The Dream Carol Harmison 2008 Drama, Sport
Goal II: Living the Dream Carol Harmison 2008 Drama, Sport
The Academy Part 2: First Impressions Frankie 2009 Comedy
Shiner Georgie 2018 Reality Tv