Barbara Leigh-Hunt Biography (1935-)

Born December 14, 1935, in Bath, Somerset, England; daughter of Chandos Austin and Elizabeth (maiden name, Jones) Leigh-Hunt; married Richard Pasco (an actor), November 18, 1967; stepchildren: William. Addresses: Contact: P.O. Box 246, Los Angeles, CA 90078-0246.

Birth Details
December 14, 1935
Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • The Merry Gentleman, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, London, 1953
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Company, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1954, then Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1954
  • Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Old Vic Company, 1959-60
  • Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Company, 1959-60
  • Maria, Twelfth Night, Old Vic Company, 1959-60
  • Bet Bouncer, She Stoops to Conquer, 1960
  • Viola, Twelfth Night, Nottingham Playhouse, London, 1962
  • Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company, 1963
  • Rosemary, A Severed Head, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company, Theatre Royal, then Criterion Theatre, London, 1963
  • Kate Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer, Bath Festival, Bath, England, 1965
  • Hedda, Hedda Gabler, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1966
  • Isabella, Measure for Measure, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company,Theatre Royal, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Ophelia, Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company, Theatre Royal,then City Center Theatre, 1967
  • Anita Hill, Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within?, Bristol Old Vic RepertoryCompany, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1968
  • Belvidera, Venice Preserv'd, 1970
  • Maggie, The Formation Dancers, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1971
  • Don Juan in Love, Edinburgh Festival, 1973
  • Amanda, Private Lives, Bristol Theatre, 1973
  • Madge Larrabee, Sherlock Holmes, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1974, then Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1974-75
  • Krupskaya (Lenin's Wife), Travesties, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1974
  • The Grand Tour, Brighton Festival, Brighton, England, 1975
  • Mistress Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Stratford Theatre, London, 1975, then Aldwych Theatre, 1976
  • Queen Elizabeth, Richard III, The Other Place Theatre, 1975
  • Helen, Troilus and Cressida, Stratford Theatre, 1976
  • Paulina, The Winter's Tale, Stratford Theatre, 1976
  • Teacher, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Royal Festival Hall, 1977
  • Orbison, That Good between Us, Warehouse Theatre, London, 1977
  • Goneril, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1977
  • Arkadina, The Seagull, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1978
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, 1980
  • Queen Margaret, Richard III, Stratford Theatre, 1980
  • The Hollow Crown, Royal Shakespeare Company, Fortune Theatre, London, 1981
  • Pleasure and Repentance, Fortune Theatre, 1981
  • Raissa Pavlovna Goormizhaskaya, The Forest, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, 1981
  • Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1981
  • Queen Margaret, Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1981-82
  • The actress, La Ronde, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre,1982
  • The Forest, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1982
  • Helen Kroger, Pack of Lies, Lyric Theatre, London, 1983
  • Big Mama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lyttleton Theatre, London, 1988
  • Mrs. Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1989
  • Heather Espy, Racing Demon, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, 1990, and Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Lady Hunstanton, A Woman of No Importance, Barbican Theatre, 1991
  • An Inspector Calls, Royal National Theatre, 1992
  • Also appeared with Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company as Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; and as the woman, Don Juan in Love. Also appeared in Bartholemew Fair, Olivier Theatre.
  • Major Tours
  • Alice, Henry V, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company, European cities, 1964
  • Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company,Israeli and European cities, 1964
  • Title role, Saint Joan, Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company, Britishcities, 1965
  • Victoria, Portrait of a Queen, British cities, 1966
  • Ann, Canaries Sometimes Sing, Duncan Weldon Productions, 1979
  • Lady Hunstanton, A Woman of No Importance, British cities, 1992
  • Also appeared in major North American tours with Old Vic Company in AMidsummer Night's Dream and with Bristol Old Vic Company as Isabella in Measure for Measure and Ophelia in Hamlet; as the Mayoress, Getting Married, British cities.
  • Film Appearances
  • Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as Sen noci svatojanske), Showcorporation, 1961
  • Brenda Blaney, Frenzy, Universal, 1972
  • Catherine Parr, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/EMI, 1972
  • Catherine "Catty" Matcham, The Nelson Affair (also known as Bequest to the Nation), Universal, 1973
  • Margaret, Oh, Heavenly Dog!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Voice of farmer's wife, The Plague Dogs (animated), United International, 1984
  • Celia Mumford, Paper Mask, 1990
  • (As Barbara Leigh Hunt) Mrs. Wisbeach, the landlady, Keep the Aspidistra Flying (also known as Comstock and Rosemary and A Merry War), First Look Pictures Releasing, 1997
  • Vice principal, Billy Elliot, USA Films, 2000
  • Mrs. Heath, The Martins, 2001
  • Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Beryl Doyle, Anna Lee, Arts and Entertainment, 1993-94
  • Edna, Sunburn, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Queen Mother, Wagner, 1983
  • Herself, Playing Shakespeare, 1984
  • Iris Fleming, A Perfect Hero, PBS, 1992
  • Lady Catherine DeBourgh, Pride and Prejudice (also known as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"), Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Lady Cumnor, Wives and Daughters, PBS and BBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, HBO, 1988
  • Jean Lawrence, Tumbledown, BBC, 1989, then Arts and Entertainment,1990
  • Mrs. Deacon, The Echo, ABC, 1998
  • (As Barbara Leigh Hunt) Dodo Gould, Longitude, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "One Fine Day," Six Plays by Alan Bennett, 1979
  • Blanche Copley-Barnes, The Infernal Serpent (also known as Inspector Morse, Series IV and Mystery!), PBS, 1991
  • Registrar, "Wedding Day Nerves," As Time Goes By, 1995
  • Lady Justice Pinnock, "The End of Law," Kavanagh QC, 2001
  • Specials
  • Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost, 1965
  • Isabel Arundell Burton, Search for the Nile (documentary), NBC, 1972
  • Who Killed Lamb?, 1974
  • Other
  • The Waiting Room, BBC, 1971
  • Emergency Channel, BBC, 1973
  • Also appeared in The Brontes; Cold Feet; Every Good BoyDeserves Favour; Mary's Wife; Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within?;One Chance in Four.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Has performed extensively on radio since the age of twelve.
  • Taped Readings
  • Georgette Heyer's Black Sheep, Chivers Audio Books, 1995
  • Other
  • Performed on numerous albums and audiocassettes.

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: