Barry Foster


Actor
Barry Foster

About

Birth Place
Nottinghamshire, England, GB
Born
August 21, 1931
Died
February 11, 2002

Biography

Barry Foster was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Foster's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the action film "High Flight" (1958) with Ray Milland, "Sea Fury" (1958) with Stanley Baker and the adaptation "Dunkirk" (1958) with John Mills. He also appeared in "Surprise Package" (1960) with Yul Brynner, the action movie "Sea of Sand" (1962) with...

Family & Companions

Judith Shergold
Wife
Singer, actor. Survived him.

Biography

Barry Foster was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Foster's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the action film "High Flight" (1958) with Ray Milland, "Sea Fury" (1958) with Stanley Baker and the adaptation "Dunkirk" (1958) with John Mills. He also appeared in "Surprise Package" (1960) with Yul Brynner, the action movie "Sea of Sand" (1962) with Richard Attenborough and the dramatic adaptation "King and Country" (1964) with Dirk Bogarde. He continued to act in productions like the Robert Mitchum drama "Ryan's Daughter" (1970), "Frenzy" (1971) and "A Quiet Day in Belfast" (1973). He also appeared in "Sweeney" (1976). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Patricia Hitchcock documentary "The Thrill of Genius" (1985), the dramatic comedy "After Pilkington" (1986) with Bob Peck and the Michael Caine drama "The Whistle Blower" (1987). He also appeared in "Maurice" (1987) and the Robert Ginty action flick "Three Kinds of Heat" (1987). Foster last acted in "Rancid Aluminum" (2000). Foster was married to Judith Shergold. Foster passed away in February 2002 at the age of 71.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Frenzy (1972) - Friendship And Marriage Newly unemployed London bartender Dick (Jon Finch) encounters two clients (Madge Ryan, George Tovey) with Monica (Jean Smart, shortly before she became famous for Upstairs, Downtairs on TV), who works for his ex, counselor Brenda (Barbara Leigh-Hunt), in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, 1972.
Frenzy (1972) - The Waste Products Of Our Society First shot after the credits sweeping down the Thames, Alfred Hitchcock shooting on location in London (with his cameo), John Boxer as Sir George giving a speech meant with some irony, as a murder victim is discovered, opening Frenzy, 1972, starring Jon Finch and Barry Foster.
Frenzy (1972) - Bob's Your Uncle Dick (Jon Finch) has just been fired from his barkeeping job, in Covent Garden visiting Bob (Barry Foster) who is, we learn, a better-situated customer and friend, and we’ve heard news of a serial murder in the neighborhood, early in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, 1972.
Frenzy (1972) - You're My Type Of Woman Barmaid Babs (Anna Massey) has just had it out with her boss when Bob (Barry Foster), whom we know to be the “Necktie Murderer,” intervenes, asking after his pal and her ex-colleague Dick, whom we know he’s trying to frame, director Alfred Hitchcock offering several remarkable shots, in Frenzy, 1972.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) - Ordained By God Seaside in Ireland, 1916, talking about marriage, Rosy Ryan (Sarah Miles) and Father Collins (Trevor Howard) encounter village mute Michael (John Mills), and gun-runners posing as tinkers, led by Barry Foster, in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter, 1970.
King & Country (1964) - Royal Fellowship Of Death Arresting opening from director Joseph Losey, with the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park and its quote from Henry V, from the World War I drama King & Country, 1964, starring Tom Courtenay and Dirk Bogarde.
King & Country (1964) - Here Dead Lie We The voice of accused deserter "Hamp" (Tom Courtenay) with the opening lines of the A.E. Houseman poem known by its first line, continuing director Joseph Losey's opening, also introducing officers Webb (Barry Foster) and Hargreaves (Dirk Bogarde), in the WWI drama King & Country, 1964.
Adventures Of A Brown Man In Search Of Civilization - An Unknown Indian Produced and directed for television by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, the opening scene, narrated by Barry Foster, the introduction of the subject, the celebrated writer Nirad Chaudhuri, from Adventures Of A Brown Man In Search Of Civilization, 1972
Adventures Of A Brown Man In Search Of Civilization - To My Wife In Chiswick, London at a dinner party, Indian writer Nirad Chaudhuri reads the two dedications of his autobiography, the first famously contorversial, in Ismail Merchant and James Ivory's made-for-tv documentary, Adventures Of A Brown Man In Search Of Civilization, 1972.
Family Way, The (1966) - Good Contest After the wedding, groom's dad (John Mills) taking all comers, especially son Arthur (Hywel Bennett), in arm wrestling, bride Jenny (Hayley Mills) supporting, in the Boulting brothers' The Family Way, 1966.

Companions

Judith Shergold
Wife
Singer, actor. Survived him.

Bibliography