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Barbara Kellerman

This article is about the English actor. For the Harvard professor, see Barbara Kellerman (academic).
Barbara Kellerman
Born Barbara Kellermann
(1949-12-30) 30 December 1949 (age 66)
Manchester, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Robin Scobey (1975-divorced)

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.[1]

Kellerman's Jewish father, Dr Walter Kellermann (born 1915, died 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.[2]

Kellerman has a younger brother Clive and a younger sister Judith.[3]


Kellerman's film credits include: Satan's Slave, The Monster Club and The Sea Wolves.

Her television appearances include: Space: 1999, The Glittering Prizes, 1990, The Professionals, The Mad Death, Quatermass and The Chronicles of Narnia.

She is also 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.

On the radio, she portrayed Modesty Blaise in a 1978 BBC World Service adaptation of the novel Last Day in Limbo.

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.

Personal life

She is a former wife of Robin Scobey (1975-?).

TV and filmography

Barbara Kellerman also appeared on the morning edition of BBC News 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.


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