Glynis Barber was born on 25 October 1955. She is a South African British actress.
Biography and Career
Glynis Barber was born Glynis van der Riet. She was born and raised in South Africa. When she was five years old, her parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Johannesburg. She studied at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
In 1981, she started gaining opopularity with her role as Soolin in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. In 1982 she took the title role in the television series Jane playing a World War II heroine. This series was filmed against a blue screen allowing for the addition of a cartoon background, an experimental technique in its day.
Since 1987, Barber has appeared frequently in plays, films and television series. She also s
tarred in the LWT drama series Night and Day as Fiona Brake. In 2006 she joined the cast of ITV soap, Emmerdale, playing the character of DCI Grace Barraclough, investigating the death of Tom King on Christmas Day.
In 2009, she appeared as hospital administrator Jean McAteer in The Royal, another ITV drama series set in Yorkshire. In 2009 it was announced she would play Glenda Mitchell in EastEnders after Jill Gascoine withdrew from the role during her first day on set. Glynis have also been working as a stage artist. Her stage work has included Macbeth, Killing Time with Dennis Waterman, High Flyers with Hugh Grant and Make Me A Match and The Graduate.
In 1976, Glynis Barber first married with actor, Paul Antony Barber. They got divorced in 1979. In 1989, again she got married to Michael Brandon and had a son now, Alex.
Birth Name: Glynis van der Riet
Birth: 25 October 1955
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