Durban, South Africa
Claim to Fame
Has Detailed Data (New)
Profile Bio Text
Glynis Barber (born 25 October 1955) is a South African-British actress of Afrikaner descent, born and raised in South Africa. She was born Glynis van der Riet. 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. Acting since 1978, her popular breakthrough came in 1981 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. However, Barber is best known for her mid-1980s role of Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the British police drama Dempsey & Makepeace, where she met her future husband, Michael Brandon. Since 1987, Barber has appeared frequently in plays, films and television series. She also starred 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. She exited the soap in September 2007, when her character was killed. In 2009, she appeared as hospital administrator Jean McAteer in The Royal, another ITV drama series set in Yorkshire On 23 October 2009 it was announced she would play Glenda Mitchell in EastEnders after Jill Gascoine withdrew from the role during her first day on set.
Barber first married in 1976 with actor, Paul Antony Barber, who she met at drama school. They were divorced in 1979. Barber married her Dempsey & Makepeace co-star Michael Brandon on 18 November 1989; they have a son, Alex, born in 1992.
Couple Profile Source
Glynis Barber-Brandon (born Glynis van der Riet; 25 October 1955) is a South African-born British actress of Afrikaner descent. When she was five years old, her parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Johannesburg. She is best known for her portrayals of Soolin in Blake's 7, Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the British police drama Dempsey and Makepeace, Fiona Brake in Night and Day, DCI Grace Barraclough in Emmerdale and Glenda Mitchell in EastEnders.
van der Riet
Full Name at Birth
Glynis van der Riet
Mountview Theatre School, 3 year drama course, London Studied all aspects of theatre and film. Achieved top place on the course
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Waring & Mckenna, Daphne Waring/John Summerfield, Agent, Abrams Artists Agency, Harry Abrams, Agent, Cole Kitchenn Personal Management Ltd.
9 (US), 41.5 (EU), 7.5 (UK), 260 (J)
www.nndb.com/people/766/000131373/, www.glynisbarber.com/, www.glynisbarber.com
Couple Profile Source
Posted by DOUGLAS J. KIRKHAM Oct 10, 2017
Who is the most searched actor and actress on your website?
Posted by jay Oct 8, 2017
where can I buy pictures of IMAN?
Posted by Barbara Westleintg Oct 8, 2017
I have a daughter-in-law who dearly loves you (as do I). I would to give he...
Posted by elvisdreamer Oct 6, 2017
you are so gorgeous. looked fabulous on the fallon show,inthe white dress, ...