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Frances Barber is a Actor British born on 13 may 1958 at Wolverhampton (United-kingdom)

Frances Barber

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Birth name Frances J Brookes
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 may 1958 (61 years) at Wolverhampton (United-kingdom)

Frances Barber (born 13 May 1957) is an English actress who has appeared in stage and television productions.

Biography

Frances Barber a fait des études d'art dramatique à l'université de Bangor, au Pays de Galles à la même époque que le producteur de films Danny Boyle, dont elle fut la petite amie. L'un de ses plus proches amis est l'acteur Ian McKellen, qui a financé une bibliothèque portant son nom en Inde. En 2006, l'université de Wolverhampton lui a accordé le statut de membre honoraire.

Frances Barber est bien connue des téléspectateurs britanniques; elle apparaît en tant qu'invitée dans la saison 2007 de la série de la BBC Les Arnaqueurs VIP, elle a repris le rôle de Goneril dans le téléfilm King Lear. En 2008, elle a joué le rôle de Mrs Prentice dans la sitcom de la BBC Beautiful People et Nancy dans Casualty. En 2011, elle joue un rôle secondaire dans Doctor Who épisodes La Retraite du démon et Le Mariage de River Song en tant que Madame Kovarian. Son personnage apparaît tout au long de la saison 6, figurant brièvement dans L'Impossible Astronaute, deuxième partie, La Marque noire, La Chair vivante, première partie, La Chair vivante, deuxième partie, et Tournée d'adieux. Elle joue l'un des rôles principaux de l'épisode 'Polymorph' dans la saison 3 du show de sciences fiction humoristique Red Dwarf. En 2012, Barber a rejoint le casting de la série à succès de BBC One, Silk.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frances Barber (41 films)

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The Escape
The Escape (2018)
, 1h45
Directed by Dominic Savage
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber, Marthe Keller, Jalil Lespert, Montserrat Lombard
Roles Alison
Rating59% 2.955372.955372.955372.955372.95537
Tara est une jeune mère de famille qui vit avec ses enfants et son mari dans une banlieue londonienne. Femme au foyer, elle s'ennuie en passant ses journées à s'occuper de ses enfants tout en attendant le retour de son époux qui travaille. Cette vie calme et ennuyeuse l'asphyxie de plus en plus jusqu'au jour où elle ne peut plus supporter cette situation. Soudainement, elle abandonne ses proches pour commencer une nouvelle vie, notamment en suivant des cours d'art.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, 1h46
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Leanne Best
Roles Joy
Rating66% 3.3493353.3493353.3493353.3493353.349335
Dans les années 1970, on diagnostique un cancer du sein à l'actrice américaine Gloria Grahame (notamment oscarisée en 1953 pour Les Ensorcelés). Elle part alors vivre à Liverpool avec le jeune Peter Turner.
The Bookshop, 1h50
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, James Lance, Frances Barber
Roles Jessie
Rating65% 3.2505853.2505853.2505853.2505853.250585
Angleterre, 1959. Une femme décide d’ouvrir une librairie malgré les contestations de la population locale.
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy
Roles Matinee 'Madame Schirmer'
Rating68% 3.446213.446213.446213.446213.44621
In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro, and her young son Roger. Having just returned from a trip to Hiroshima, he starts to use jelly made from the prickly ash plant he acquired there in an effort to improve his failing memory. Unhappy about his ex-partner Watson's fictionalisation of the story of Holmes's last case, the fictitious “The Adventure of the Dove Grey Glove”, he hopes to write his own account but is having trouble recalling the details. As Holmes spends time with Roger, showing him how to take care of the bees in the farmhouse's apiary, he comes to appreciate Roger's curiosity and intelligence and develops a paternal liking for him.
We'll Take Manhattan, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Karen Gillan, Aneurin Barnard, Helen McCrory, Fiona Button, Frances Barber, Anna Chancellor
Roles Diana Vreeland
Rating67% 3.3922653.3922653.3922653.3922653.392265
Le film débute à Londres en 1962, années du Swinging London. David Bailey, jeune photographe décomplexé, s'embarque pour New York en compagnie de sa nouvelle petite amie et mannequin encore débutante, Jean Shrimpton. Icône en devenir du nouveau style anglais, David Bailey a été sollicité pour réaliser une série de photos de mode à Manhattan. Ils sont accompagnés par un chaperon huppé, Lady Clare Rendlesham, éditrice du magazine de mode Vogue, passablement horrifiée par leur manque de classe et de style.
The Clocks
The Clocks (2011)
, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, Tom Burke, Victoria Wicks, Jaime Winstone
Roles Merlina Rival
Rating78% 3.9348553.9348553.9348553.9348553.934855
La jeune dactylographe Sheila Webb découvre le cadavre d'un homme dans le salon d'une aveugle qui l'aurait engagée. En se ruant dehors elle tombe sur le Lieutenant Race qui enquête sur une affaire d'espionnage. Celui-ci va appeler l'ami de son père, Poirot, pour l'aider à comprendre pourquoi toutes les pendules sont arrêtées sur 4h13...
The Fattest Man in Britain
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Timothy Spall, Bobby Ball, Frances Barber, Aisling Loftus, Brendan O'Carroll, Alice Barry
Roles Janice
Rating70% 3.5163453.5163453.5163453.5163453.516345
Taxi-driver Morris Morrissey (Bobby Ball) is the manager of Georgie Godwin (Timothy Spall), the self-styled 'Fattest Man In Britain'. Morrissey feeds Georgie who hasn't left his house and stays in watching Jeremy Kyle shows and programmes about distant places in the world, which he marks off on a globe. He relies on Morrissey and Janice (Frances Barber) to provide him with everything he needs to live. Georgie's garden is overgrown after 23 years of neglect, and Social Services send a community service worker to clean the garden, which Georgie is not too sure about. When the community service worker turns up, it is 18-year-old Amy (Aisling Loftus). While Amy pulls weeds, cuts the grass and hedge and plants flowers, Georgie watches her and tells Janice what she's done that day. One day while Amy is working in the garden, her boyfriend Joe turns up and shouts and pushes her. Seeing this, Georgie bangs on the window and Joe hurriedly leaves. Amy goes inside and Georgie offers her various types of chocolate but Amy says she is pregnant to which Georgie replies "If you're as good as a mother as you are with my garden, you're gonna be a great mum". One night while Morris and Janice are round Georgie's, Amy turns up with cuts on her face and says her drug addict boyfriend Joe kicked and punched her. Georgie says Amy can stay at his, in his Mum's old room. In return (and because she sees Georgie as a father figure), Amy cooks his dinner, cuts his hair and redecorates the house.
Goal II: Living the Dream, 1h55
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Jaume Collet-Serra, Rutger Hauer
Roles Carol Harmison
Rating58% 2.94962.94962.94962.94962.9496
The film depicts fictional events in the 2005-06 football season, involving Real Madrid, Newcastle United and other major European clubs like Arsenal, Valencia and Barcelona.
Dead Fish
Dead Fish (2005)
, 1h38
Directed by Charley Stadler
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Robert Carlyle, Gary Oldman, Andrew Lee Poots, Kevin McNally, Elena Anaya, Billy Zane
Roles S & M Prostitute
Rating54% 2.7034252.7034252.7034252.7034252.703425
Un tueur à gage réputé, va lors d'une seule et même rencontre, perdre son téléphone portable et tomber amoureux. Toute l'intrigue se noue à la gare ferroviaire, où une jeune-fille enceinte, dont le petit ami, fort insouciant et indécis quant au choix de ses futures responsabilités ; lui prête son téléphone portable. En communication avec sa mère, auprès de laquelle elle envisage son retour, au vu de son état et de la précarité de sa situation ; elle est victime d'un vol à l'arraché. Très réactive, la jeune future mère poursuit son agresseur. Le tueur à gage témoin involontaire de la scène, est subitement subjugué par cette jeune femme énergique, et pour lui venir en aide, il stoppe net l'individu. Mais sous le choc de la collision, son propre téléphone, identique à l'autre, lui tombe des mains et dans la confusion, il le remet à la jeune fille.
Goal!
Goal! (2005)
, 1h58
Directed by Danny Cannon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Tony Plana, Marcel Iureș, Stephen Dillane, Gary Lewis
Roles Carol Harmison
Rating66% 3.3490653.3490653.3490653.3490653.349065
Santiago Muñez is a skilled footballer. The son of a gardener who lives in a barrio section of Los Angeles, Santiago works as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant and helps with his father's gardening business. His ultimate dream is to play football professionally. Due to his poverty and the fact that he plays solely for a club made up of Hispanics from a local car wash, he feels his chances are slim. Santiago is noticed by Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), a former Newcastle United player who works as a car mechanic but still has ties to his old team. Glen arranges to get Santiago a tryout with Newcastle United, who recently signed talented new player Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola). Needing to get to England, Santiago begins to save his money in an old shoe, but his father finds the stash and takes it to buy a GMC truck to allow them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost though, as his grandmother sells off her jewellery to buy him a ticket to England.
Evilenko
Evilenko (2004)
, 1h51
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia, Serial killer films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Vernon Dobtcheff, John Benfield, Frances Barber
Rating61% 3.0969053.0969053.0969053.0969053.096905
In 1984, in Kiev, schoolteacher Andrej Romanovich Evilenko is dismissed from his position after attempting to molest a student. Driven by his psychopathic urges and embittered by the collapse of the Soviet Union, Evilenko begins to rape, kill, and cannibalize women and children. It is hinted throughout the movie that Evilenko somehow gained the power to psychically influence his victims, which accounts for their lack of resistance and his continuous evasion of the authorities.
Suzie Gold
Suzie Gold (2004)
, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Summer Phoenix, Iddo Goldberg, Stanley Townsend, Rebecca Front, Lady Frederick Windsor, Joseph Long
Roles Joyce Spencer
Rating56% 2.8067952.8067952.8067952.8067952.806795
The film stars Summer Phoenix as the title character, in the role of a young Jewish woman living in London with a sister who is about to marry a young Jewish man. Breaking with the ideas of her traditionally orthodox family, Suzie falls in love with Darren (Leo Gregory), who happens not to be Jewish. She fears introducing him to her family because of their opposition to marrying outside of one's faith.
Listening
Listening (2003)
, 25minutes
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Frances Barber, Paul McGann
Roles la femme
Rating70% 3.5315853.5315853.5315853.5315853.531585
The plot follows the two main characters, a woman played by Frances Barber and a man played by Paul McGann, who meet and develop a romance while staying at a spa where talking is not allowed.