Glynis Barber was born on October 25th, 1955
in South Africa in the bosom of a middle-class Johanesburg background.
Real name: Glynis Van Der Reit.
She's an only child and her parents got divorced when she was still a little
About the age of 18, she moved to London to study in
the prestigious Mountview Theatre School. Soon
after, her mother died and it had a big impact in her whole life, as she has
mentioned in several interviews.
After graduating in acting, she got different roles in theatre, films & TV and acted with The Royal Shakespeare Company.
She got married in 1976 with actor, Paul Antony Barber. This marriage lasted
only three years and they got divorced in 1979.
One of her first big successes on TV was the role of Soolin in the British TV Series "Blake's 7" where she appeared in the fourth season (1980-1981) and where she had appeared in the first season (1978) playing a Mutoid in the episode "Project Avalon".
Glynis Barber's most important break on TV was the role of Detective Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the British TV Series "Dempsey & Makepeace" (1984-1986) which she co-starred with Michael Brandon.
Glynis Barber &
on November 18, 1989
in London, after several years of relationship.
In 1990, they
moved to Los Angeles, USA, where their son Alexander
was born on November 21,
1992. His name is a tribute to her stepfather
who passed away at the same time she got to know she was pregnant and whom she
was very fond of.
They moved back to London in 1996.
She likes practising a lot of sports, because of this, she got the role of Detective Sgt. Harriet Makepeace, after five interviews with the casting directors.
She's a vegetarian, speaks French, practices Yoga, likes driving, theatre, swimming, tennis & athletics.
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Glynis´ theatre credits include: "Once in a lifetime"
for The Royal Shakespeare Company; "Hamlet"
at The Duke´s Theatre in Lancaster; The premiere production of
"Same old moon" at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton;
"Summer Breeze" at The Gate Theatre;
"And then there were none" at The Dukes
of York´s in London, with seasons in Bromley and Northampton; "High
Flyers" at Churchill Theatre in Bromley (London) with Hugh Grant.
"Ring Around The Moon", "A
murder is announced", "What
The Butler Saw", "Norman Conquests",
Comedy" and "The Browning Version"
Glynis toured in 1997 for different towns of Great Britain with Dennis Waterman in the world premiere of a new thriller by Richard Stockwell called Killing Time.
Director: Roger Redfarn. Design: Simon Higlett
Plot: He has a deadly secret and she has two hours to save her own life - together they are killing time and one of them will end up murdered.
When two strangers meet by chance, a chain of deceptions is set in motion. The two engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse and quickly become trapped in a situation where the only possible outcome is murder. But who will be the murderer and who will be the victim....?
Packed full of surprises, with a truly unexpected edge-of-your-seat climax, Richard Stockwell's gripping contemporary thriller is not to be missed.
This is the complete Killing Time Tour 1997: (Pre-West End showcase)
|Theatre Royal||Windsor||From August, 5 to August, 16|
|Theatre Royal||Brighton||From August, 18 to August, 23|
|Key Theatre||Peterborough||From September, 22 to September, 25|
|Theatre Royal||Nottingham||From September, 29 to October, 4|
|Churchill Theatre||Bromley, Outer London||From October, 6 to October, 10|
|Theatre||Chelmsford||From October, 13 to October, 18|
|Yvonne Arnaud Theatre||Guildford||From October, 20 to October, 25|
|Queen´s Theatre||Barnstaple||From October, 27 to November, 1|
|Lyceum Theatre||Crewe||From November, 3 to November, 5|
|Theatre Royal||Norwich||From November, 10 to November, 15|
|Theatre Royal||Windsor||From November, 17 to November, 22|
Glynis was acting in a theatre play called "Make me a Match", a comedy by Lawrence Roman, with Jon Cartwright, James Jordan & Jan Waters (among others).
Director: Sally Hughes. Design: Jacqueline Houston
Plot: Stephanie Mills is a rich, demanding corporate executive used to having her way. Unmarried, hearing the tick of the biological clock, she would like to have a husband. Through a friend, and under the urging of her irrepressible mother, she reluctantly hires Robin McFee, a matchmaker who happens to be male, brash and used to having his way! Sex, love and laughter entwine as Robin supplies Stephanie with 'suitable prospects' each leading to hilarious if disastrous results.
"Make me a Match" Venue & Dates:
From April 10 to May 12, 2001
Theatre: The Mill At Sonning. Sonning Eye. Reading RG4 6TY. United Kingdom
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Glynis played the lead role of Lady Macbeth in Stafford's Festival Shakespeare production of "Macbeth". The play opened at Stafford Castle on June 26th with performances until July 12th, 2003.
Cast of Characters: Russell Boulter as Macbeth
Glynis Barber as Lady Macbeth
Mark Hormer as Malcom
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Venue & Dates: Stafford Castle. Stafford. U.K.
From June 26 to July 12, 2003.
As the UK Tour began, a separate US tour launched in San Francisco, starring Jerry Hall, followed by Linda Gray and later by Lorraine Bracco.
The stage play is written by Terry Johnson, adapted from the original novel by Charles Webb and the motion picture directed by Mike Nichols in 1967.
Director: Tamara Harvey. Design Production: Rob Howell. Co-production: John Reid, Sacha Brooks with the Arts Theatre Cambridge.
Plot: It's the story of a young man who has an affair with an older woman and then falls in love with her daughter.
The play opened at Cambridge Arts Theatre on September 1, 2003 (Previews from August 27) before continuing for three months to further 15 venues. The tour finished on December 13, 2003.
"The Graduate" Venue & Dates:
Cambridge Arts Theatre
|From August 27 (opens September 1) to September 6|
|From September 8 to September 13|
The Kings Glasgow
|From September 15 to September 20|
|From September 22 to September 27|
|From September 29 to October 4|
His Majesty Theatre
|From October 6 to October 11|
From October 14 to October 18
|The Lowry||Salford||From October 20 to October 25|
|Churchill Theatre||Bromley||From October 27 to November 1|
|King's Theatre||Edinburgh||From November 4 to November 8|
|Theatre Royal||Brighton||From November 10 to November 15|
|The Richmond Theatre||Richmond||From November 17 to November 22|
|Theatre Royal||Norwich||From November 24 to November 29|
|Festival Theatre||Malvern||From December 1 to December 6|
|Alhambra Theatre||Bradford||From December 8 to December 13|
Two dining tables at the Beauregard Hotel,
Bournemouth, are the focus of Terence Rattigan's delightful play. 'Table By The
Window' is reserved for John Malcolm, once a rising star in the world of
politics. Waiting for him tonight is the woman who caused his downfall, his
glamorous ex-wife. Too passionate, too overwhelmingly in love, the reunion leads
to turmoil before resolving into triumph.
At 'Table Number Seven' sits Major Pollock, ex-Guards, ex-public school, ex-moneyed chappie - or so he says. But why is he so desperately trying to hide tonight's local newspaper? And exactly what is his relationship with plain and suppressed Sybil? There's nothing like a juicy scandal to arouse the prejudices of the hotel's many other guests.
"Separate Tables" Venue & Dates:
From September 13th to October 15th, 2005
Theatre: The Mill At Sonning. Sonning Eye. Reading RG4 6TY. United Kingdom