WorldCat Identities

Barber, Frances 1958-

Works: 140 works in 415 publications in 3 languages and 8,512 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Action and adventure television programs  Television series  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Barber
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge, they uncover a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister Kate is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take Kate on? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant Tranio plot to win Bianca."
The ice house by Minette Walters( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, Phoebe Maybury's hateful husband David disappeared from Streech Grange. Now, a naked, unidentifiable corpse has been discovered in the icehouse on the Grange and Inspectors Walsh and McLoughlin have to decide whose it is, whether he was murdered; and who killed him
Behaving badly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar winner Judi Dench stars in this darkly humorous drama about a meek, middle-aged divorcee who suddenly begins to behave in ways that shock her ex and her grown daughter. Extras include biographies of star Judi Dench and writer Catherine Heath
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. In this episode, as Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide?
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Trial & retribution( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the bitter internal rivalries among police investigators, the political pressures of high-profile cases, and the legal maneuverings of defense attorneys and prosecutors. Police probe an abandoned house concealing multiple murders, a dysfunctional family with a deeply troubled musical prodigy, the mysterious disappearance of a well-connected woman, and a shadowy sex club for London's elite
Jim Henson's The storyteller the complete collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A storyteller accompanied by a talking dog serves as host and narrator for these adaptations of classic children's stories. Jim Henson's Creature Shop provides special effects, animation, puppetry, and makeup to bring unique qualities to this dual-themed fantasy series. Disc 1 is hosted by John Hurt as the Storyteller and features European folklore; disc 2 is hosted by Michael Gambon as a grave-robbing Athenian version of the Storyteller with tales from Greek mythology
A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other because it looked so sad all alone. Oswald and Oliver become involved with Alba, and uncover dubious trafficking in zoo property. But ultimately, their only goal is to try and understand their mortal condition
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the dazzling and sophisticated Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the winter of discontent, a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned and unnoticed except the woman who finds her believes she was murdered. Why is Mrs. Ranelagh so convinced it was murder?
Sammy and Rosie get laid by Stephen Frears( Visual )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie's radical politics land her in everyone's bed but Sammy's--but if they want to inherit Rafi's fortune, they'll have to come up with the grandchild he wants
Adam and Eve and pinch me by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jock Lewis was supposed to have died in the Paddington rail crash - Minty had received a letter from Great Western. But, curiously, the police hadn't been in touch. And Jock had gone off with all her savings. Then there was Zilla. She had also received a letter from the railway company that said her husband was dead. She didn't really believe the story, but chose not to mention her doubts. Jock's ghost reappeared to Minty at home, at work, in the cinema. Minty started to carry a knife
Esther Kahn by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish migrant living in London at the turn of the 19th century works with her family in a sweatshop. But Esther is the weak link in the operation. She is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion on anything and never feels anything for anyone. She decides to become an actress, because it is only in the theater that she awakens. It is on the stage that, one evening, she breaks through twenty years of suppressed life, and really begins to live
How to be good by Nick Hornby( Recording )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife ... well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the "Angriest Man in Holloway" column for their local paper. But now David's changed. He's become a good person, too--really good. He's found a spiritual leader. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. He's even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn't sure if this is a deeply-felt conversion, a brain tumor--or David's most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. Because she's finding it more and more difficult to live with David--and with herself
Aristophanes : the gods are laughing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This pseudo-biography juxtaposes elements of Aristophanic plays with the activities of contemporaneous people to show how Aristophanes became the father of political satire and why his theatrical innovations are still staples of the contemporary theatre"--Container
Shiner by John Irvin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boxing promoter's son is brutally murdered after a big fight and as he frantically searches for the killer his past catches up with him
Z00 a zed & two noughts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver and Oswald Deuce, twin zoologists, lose their wives when a swan collides with their car. The driver of the vehicle and only survivor of the crash, Alba Bedwich loses her leg in the tragedy. As the only connection the brothers have to the deceased, they obsess over her. When Alba can't give a reason for the women's deaths, they turn to science for answers, holing up in the zoo to research the origins of life and its decay after death, hoping to find a clue to the human condition. They study the origins of life passively, watching documentaries on evolution. For decay, however, they acquire dead animals from the zoo and film their natural decomposition processes with time-lapse photography. Through coping with their grief, the twins become closer than they've ever been--they don't realize how close--until Alba reveals that she's pregnant with her own set of twins and the father is both of them
The ice house by Minette Walters( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of streech village had never trusted the three women living up at the Grange - not since Phoebe Maybury's husband suddenly, inexplicably, vanished. Ten years late a corpse is discovered in the grounds and Phoebe's nightmare begins
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King Lear
Alternative Names
Barber, Francis 1958-

Frances Barber actrice britannique

Frances Barber britische Schauspielerin

Frances Barber britisk skodespelar

Frances Barber britisk skuespiller

Frances Barber Brits actrice

Frances Barber brittisk skådespelare

Фрэнсис Барбер

فرانسس باربر بازیگر بریتانیایی

فرانسيس باربر

English (162)

German (10)

French (2)

William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrewThe ice houseBehaving badlyPrick up your earsJim Henson's The storyteller the complete collectionMansfield ParkThe shape of snakesHow to be good