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Barbara Leigh-Hunt Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 14, 1935
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

While still a student at the Old Vic, Barbara Leigh-Hunt made her first professional stage appearance. Leigh-Hunt subsequently appeared in Shakespearean productions in England, Europe and the U.S. The first of her handful of films was [[Performer~P94487~Alfred Hitchcock'~alfredhitchcock]]s [[Feature~V18641~Frenzy~frenzy]] (1972), in which she played the "praying" rape/murder victim. That same year, she played Catherine Parr in [[Feature~V94817~Henry VIII and His Six Wives~henryviiiandhissixwives]], and was seen on TV as the wife of naturalist Sir [[Performer~P83664~Richard Burton~richardburton]] in [[Feature~V109202~Search for the Nile~searchfortheevilone]]. Twelve years later, she hosted a British TV weekly, [[Feature~V44049~Playing Shakespeare~shakespeare]]. Though she has essayed virtually all the classic female roles from Portia to Saint Joan, when asked her favorite role, Leigh-Hunt invariably replies "the next one." Barbara Leigh-Hunt is married to actor [[Performer~P55284~Richard Pasco~richardpasco]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi