Barbara R. Kellerman (born 30 December 1949 in Manchester, Lancashire; surname at birth: Kellermann) is an English actress, noted for her film and television roles. She trained at Rose Bruford College.
30 December 1949
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Spouse(s)||Robin Scobey (divorced)|
Kellerman's Jewish father, Dr. Walter Kellermann (1915–2012), had fled Nazi Germany and settled in Leeds, where he became a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Leeds. Her mother, Marcelle, was a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War who became a teacher of modern foreign languages.
Kellerman has a younger brother Clive and a younger sister Judith.
Notable for her appearances in the BBC adaptations of three of the Narnia books, she played the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1988), the Old Hag (Narnian Hag) in Prince Caspian in (1989) and continued on to be the villainous Lady of the Green Kirtle in The Silver Chair in 1990.
She made a 20-minute drama for With Light Productions in 2007 for director Anita Parry entitled The Lights of Santa Cruz. It co-starred Christian Rodska and was the story of two middle-aged divorcees doing up a boat on the Somerset coast. It was filmed in Watchet, Somerset (a small shipping port on the south west coast of England) over a four-day period, mostly on a refitted Swedish fishing boat, the Josefine. The film was entered into Bristol's Brief Encounters Festival and is currently looking for distribution.
She is a former wife of Robin Scobey (1975–?).
- John Halifax, Gentleman (1974) as Louise
- Satan's Slave (1976) as Frances
- The Monster Club (1980) as Angela
- The Sea Wolves (1980) as Mrs. Cromwell
- Living Apart Together (1982) as Amy
- The Lights of Santa Cruz (2007, short film) as Beth
|1969||How We Used to Live||Girl||1 episode|
|1971||On the House||Maureen||1 episode|
|1973||Wessex Tales||Nanny||1 episode|
|1974||Marked Personal||Jane Wright||2 episodes|
|General Hospital||Nurse Laura Hardy||Unknown episodes|
|1975||Space: 1999||Dr. Monique Boucher||1 episode|
|1976||The Glittering Prizes||Barbara Morris||4 episodes|
|BBC Play of the Month||Jacqueline Maingot||1 episode|
|Victorian Scandals||Jane Brookfield||1 episode|
|A Pitcher of Snakes|
|The Crezz||Alexandra Tuke||1 episode|
|1977||1990||Delly Lomas||8 episodes|
|1979||The Quatermass Conclusion||Clare Kapp|
|BBC Television Shakespeare||Anne Boleyn||Episode: The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII|
|Crown Court||Miranda Buckingham||1 episode|
|The Professionals||Sylvie||1 episode|
|1980||BBC2 Playhouse||1 episode|
|Lady Killers||Madame Marie Fahey||1 episode|
|Hammer House of Horror||Laurie Morton||1 episode|
|1983||Number 10||Frances Stevenson||1 episode|
|The Mad Death||Anne Maitland|
|1984||Morte d'Arthur||Queen Guinevere|
|1985||My Brother Jonathan||Rachel Hammond|
|1986||Lytton's Diary||Helena||5 episodes|
|1988–90||The Chronicles of Narnia||The White Witch, Narnian Hag and the Lady of the Green Kirtle|
|1998||The Bill||1 episode|
|2000||Monsignor Renard||Mme Dufosse||3 episodes|
Barbara Kellerman also appeared on the morning edition of Pebble Mill at One on 11 November 1988 with actress Sophie Wilcox, just before The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe went on air. This clip is shown on the BBC Chronicles of Narnia DVD boxed set on bonus disc.
- "Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
- University of Leeds, Obituary of Dr Walter Kellermann
- Find my Past entry