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Frances Barber

Born: 13 May 1958 (63 years old)
Gender: Female

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Frances Barber is an English actress best known in recent times for her role as Madame Kovarian in the science fiction television series Doctor Who, in 2011.

She also had a recurring role as Caroline Warwick QC in the legal drama television series Silk, in 2012.

Frances 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 Prick Up Your Ears, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, Secret Friends, Shiner with Michael Caine, A Zed & Two Noughts, Soft Top Hard Shoulder and Still Crazy.

In 1997, Frances was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Uncle Vanya.

Frances has also appeared in many TV productions including Great Expectations, We'll Take Manhattan, Death in Paradise, Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Law & Order UK and Trial & Retribution.






Television Roles

Show

Character

Amanda 'Cap' Marvell

Diana Watson

Madame Kovarian

Sheila Bloom

Arianna Adams

Clarissa

Michaela Herman

Vanessa

Anita Walsh

Caroline Warwick QC

Doctor Mendall

Elizabeth

Lizzie Gargan




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