WorldCat Identities

Barber, Frances 1958-

Works: 200 works in 541 publications in 3 languages and 10,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Televised performances  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery television programs  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, vac
Classifications: PR4034, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Barber
King Lear by Trevor director Nunn( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,143 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. As the scheme unfolds, Goneril and Regan's true colours emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty. Beginning to doubt the very benevolence he wished to judge, Lear finds only betrayal awaiting his estimation. When he is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and misdeeds that bring the realm to its knees"--Container
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 981 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!
The bookshop by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England in 1959, free spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 727 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 result is a sparkling comedy of self-delusion and disguise, set in the context of a play within a play"--Container
The ice house by Minette Walters( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 559 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 395 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 John Nettles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby has policed the murderous county for decades, and now he is ready to retire. In these four episodes Barnaby investigates his final cases before leaving the denizens of MIdsomer in the capable hands of his cousin, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Master Class: Competition over a prestigious music class unearths a long-kept secret. The Noble Art: A reenactment of a championship boxing match turns deadly. Not in My Back Yard: A clash over property development leads to a string of murders. Fit for Murder: The Barnabys' spa weekend is interrupted by a gruesome discovery
The escape( Visual )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city. But walking out of her life isn't so simple
Kenneth Branagh's twelfth night : or, What you will( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Branagh takes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the Renaissance Theatre Company. The exemplary cast includes Richard Briers as Malvolio, Frances Barber as Viola, Caroline Langrishe as Olivia, Christopher Ravenscroft as Orsino, and James Saxon as Sir Toby Belch. The original music for this production is by Paul McCartney and Pat Doyle
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 274 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 263 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it, live happily ever after
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 243 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
A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 209 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
Jim Henson's The storyteller : the definitive collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 200 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
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 1978. Somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes that Annie was murdered
Aristophanes : the gods are laughing( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 137 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
Sammy and Rosie get laid by Stephen Frears( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 135 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
McKellen : playing the part( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian McKellen gives insight on coming out, being a leader for equality, his love of theatre, his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and Mr. Holmes
Esther Kahn by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 112 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
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King Lear
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrewThe ice houseBehaving badlyPrick up your earsMansfield ParkJim Henson's The storyteller : the definitive collectionThe shape of snakes
Alternative Names
Barber, Francis 1958-

Brookes, Frances J.

Frances Barber actrice britannique

Frances Barber actriu britànica

Frances Barber actriz británica

Frances Barber attore britannico

Frances Barber britische Schauspielerin

Frances Barber britisk skodespelar

Frances Barber britisk skuespiller

Frances Barber Brits actrice

Frances Barber brittisk skådespelare

Фрэнсис Барбер

פרנסס בארבר שחקנית אנגלייה

فرانسس باربر بازیگر بریتانیایی

فرانسيس باربر

فرانسيس باربر ممثلة بريطانية


English (161)

German (5)

French (1)