The Info List - Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Barbara Leigh-Hunt (born 14 December 1935 in Bath, Somerset) is a British actress who has appeared on stage, film, television and radio.[1]


1 Career 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] On stage, she has appeared in many productions as well those with the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
and the Royal National Theatre. Her early film roles have included Catherine Parr
Catherine Parr
in Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Bequest to the Nation (1973), Oh Heavenly Dog (1980), and most famously in Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film Frenzy (1972), as a woman raped and strangled by a serial killer. In 1983 Leigh-Hunt appeared as the Queen of Bavaria in the mini-series Wagner sharing her scenes with Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
and John Gielgud
John Gielgud
as court ministers. Richard Burton
Richard Burton
played the composer Richard Wagner and her husband Richard Pasco appeared also. She also played Jean Lawrence in the controversial BBC drama Tumbledown
(1988), and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and provided the voices of the farmer's wife in The Plague Dogs (1982), and Captain Mildred and Mary the Hover Fairy in the 1987 Children's BBC
Children's BBC
series Charlie Chalk. In 1999, Leigh starred as Lady Cumnor in BBC's four-part series adaptation of the novel Wives and Daughters (1999). More recently she has appeared in such films as Paper Mask (1990), Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997), Billy Elliot (2000), The Martins (2001) and Vanity Fair (2004), and has had much work on television, mainly in guest character parts. Filmography[edit]

Frenzy (1972) - Brenda Blaney Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972) - Catherine Parr Bequest to the Nation (1973) - Catherine 'Catty' Matcham Oh Heavenly Dog
Oh Heavenly Dog
(1980) - Margaret The Plague Dogs (1982) - Farmer's Wife (voice) Paper Mask (1990) - Celia Mumford Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997) - Mrs. Wisbeach Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
(2000) - Vice-Principal The Martins (2001) - Mrs. Heath Vanity Fair (2004) - Lady Bareacres


^ Noble 1982, p. 492

Noble, Peter, ed. (1982). 1982–1983 Screen International Film And TV Year Book. London: King Publications. 

External links[edit]

Barbara Leigh-Hunt on IMDb Barbara Leigh-Hunt at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Barbara Leigh-Hunt at AllMovie Selected performances in Theatre Archive University of Bristol

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 35872479 LCCN: n85006640 ISNI: 0000 0000 6362 2115 GND: 1068036877 SUDOC: 159172063

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