Frances Barber in The Unfriend

Frances Barber stars as Elsie in the London premiere of The Unfriend – a dark new comedy from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss.

Frances Barber is double Olivier Award nominee with a career spanning four decades in film, TV and theatre. She is known for her film roles in Prick Up Your Ears, We Think the World of You, Dead Fish, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and latterly Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Barber’s extensive television credits include Psychobitches, Doctor Who and Silk.

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Theatre includes: Musik (Edinburgh Festival and Leicester Square), An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville), Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse and St Anne’s Warehouse, Brooklyn), King Lear and The Seagull (RSC and World tour), Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Gielgud), Pygmalion and The Night of the Iguana (National Theatre), Closer to Heaven (Arts Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre and Noel Coward) and Camille (RSC and Comedy).

Television includes: Dreamland, Psychobitches, Whitstable Pearl, The Chelsea Detective, Dodger, The Mezzotint, Silk and Doctor Who.

Film includes Trick or Treat (Marbella Film Festival Award Best Actress), The Escape, The Bookshop. Blue Iguana, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, El Elegido ‘’The Chosen”, Mr Holmes, May I Kill U?, Goal!, Goal II, Evilenko, Suzie Gold, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, La Sirène Rouge, Superstition, Flyfishing, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, Prick Up Your Ears and The Missionary.

Book tickets to The Unfriend at the Criterion Theatre in London


📷 Main photo: Frances Barber. Photo by Magnus Hastings


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