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Frances Barber

Frances Barber

United Kingdom

Age: 65

Born: 13 May, 1958

Known for

In Medici as Piccardaas Piccarda

in Medici
In The Chelsea Detective as Olivia Arnoldas Olivia Arnold

in The Chelsea Detective
In Whitstable Pearl as Dollyas Dolly

in Whitstable Pearl
In Silk as Caroline Warwickas Caroline Warwick

in Silk

TV Series Starring Frances Barber

Sky Comedy, 2023 | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

Dreamland is about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics. Eldest sister Trish is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence. And this time, she's decided: it's going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare and Leila rally around her with their mum and their Margate- legend nan, "manifesting" a little girl at Trish's 'mani-festival'. But when their other sister, Mel, makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their 'Dreamland' is no more...

The Chelsea DetectiveThe Chelsea Detective
Acorn TV, 2022 | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Detective Inspector Max Arnold lives on a battered houseboat at the end of Cheyne Walk after separating from his art dealer wife Astrid. The son of a local bookshop owner, Max is a far cry from the affluent elite whose crimes he'll help solve along with D.C. Priya Shamsie.

Whitstable PearlWhitstable Pearl
Acorn TV, 2021 | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

Whitstable Pearl follows Pearl Nolan, a big-hearted local restaurant owner, who sets up a local detective agency. When she discovers the body of close friend, Vinnie, Pearl gets embroiled in her first case.

RaiUno, 2016 | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

After the murder of Giovanni de Medici, his sons Cosimo and Lorenzo face enemies plotting to oust their family from power in 15th century Florence. As they struggle to keep the peace within their family and preserve their vision for Florence, the mystery of their father's murder and new enemies threaten their reign.

Mapp And LuciaMapp And Lucia
BBC One, 2014 | Drama, Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Mapp and Lucia is a TV series based on E. F. Benson's books set in the 1930s English countryside. It follows the one-upmanship of two middle-aged women who always try to have the last word or arrange the better garden party. The show is similar to Jeeves & Wooster, following the adventures of the English gentry. It's a female version of the classic series, set in the same era.

BBC One, 2011 | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Silk is a legal drama created by the same person behind Criminal Justice, starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Maxine Peake as rival barristers. Both barristers are ambitious, but only one can succeed. The show explores their personal and professional lives, as well as the legal cases they handle.

The Ice HouseThe Ice House

The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation has the unfortunate repercussion of re-igniting the anger and hatred of the local community levelled against the women which started ten years previously when the husband of one of them mysteriously disappeared without trace.