Barbara was most recently seen in 'Moving On' for the BBC and heard narrating 'The Planners' on BBC2.
TV credits include: Isabella in 'The Borgias', Mrs Jamieson in 'Cranford', Mrs Beaumont in 'Just Henry', Carol Fisher in 'Silent Witness', Carole Milburn in 'New Tricks', and as our present Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' for Channel 4.
She also played Mary Queen of Scots opposite Helen Mirren in 'Elizabeth I', Julia Bickley in 'Malice Aforethought', Lady Sally Tipper in Alan Hollingsworth's 'A Line of Beauty', Eileen Dallaglio in 'The Marchioness Disaster', and again as Judith Fitzgerald opposite Robbie Coltrane as Fitz in a new story of 'Cracker', written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by Antonia Bird.
Theatre credits include: 'Agammenon's Children', 'Antigone', Gertrude in 'Hamlet', Goneril in 'King Lear' (National Theatre), and Millamant in Congreve's 'The Way of the World' opposite Jeremy Northam, directed by Peter Gill.
Film credits include: 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding', 'Burlesque Fairytales', 'Miss Potter' with Renée Zellweger, 'You're Dead' with John Hurt, 'The Escort' and the film of 'King Lear' adapted from the stage.
Barbara has narrated many documentaries including 'The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance', Channel 4's 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding', 'Gypsy Brides US', BBC1's 'The Restaurant', 'Brain Hospital', 'Face Transplant', 'The Monastery' (series), 'Your Life In Their Hands' (two series), 'Psychology of a Suicide Bomber', 'God on The Brain', 'Tsunami: Naming The Dead', 'Windsor Castle' (series), 'The Lost Gardens Of Heligan' (series) and 'The 50's & 60's in Living Colour'.