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Born: May 13, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wolverhampton, England, GB Profession: actor

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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).

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).

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2.
 Flyfishing (2002)
3.
 Shiner (2000) Georgie
4.
 Esther Kahn (2000) Rivka Kahn
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 Escort, The (2000) Jessica
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 Toy Boys (1998)
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 Still Crazy (1998) Lady In Black
8.
 Photographing Fairies (1997) Beatrice Templeton
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 Germaine and Benjamin (1994) Anna Lindsay
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Stage debut in "The Origins of the Sexual Impulse" at Reflex Action Theatre, Cardiff
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Joined the improvisational theater troupe, Hull Truck Theatre Company; also acted with the Glasgow Citizens and the Tricycle Theatre in Killburn
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Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where she starred as "Camille" and played Ophelia opposite Roger Rees's "Hamlet"
1981:
British TV debut
1981:
Film acting debut in "The Missionary"
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Education

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Bangor University: -
Cardiff University: -

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