Barrie Ingham

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Barrie Ingham
Ingham in March, 2011
Barrie Stanton Ingham

(1932-02-10)10 February 1932
Died23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 82)
Other namesBarry Ingham
Education Heath Grammar School
OccupationActor, entertainer
Years active1960–2005
Spouse(s)Tarne Ingham (1957–2015; his death)

Barrie Stanton Ingham (10 February 1932 – 23 January 2015) was an English actor, performing on stage and "in a handful of films." [1] He was perhaps most widely known as "a prolific television actor". [1]


Early life

Ingham was born in 1932 in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire [2] to Irene (née Bolton) and Harold Ellis Stead Ingham. [3] He was educated at Heath Grammar School and became a Royal Artillery officer.

Halifax, West Yorkshire Minster town in West Yorkshire, England

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West Riding of Yorkshire one of the historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England

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Royal Artillery artillery arm of the British Army

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army. The Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises thirteen Regular Army regiments, King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and five Army Reserve regiments.

Acting career

Ingham made his debut in Manchester with the Library Theatre Company, and then he moved to London's Old Vic. [1] He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mermaid Theatre Company and Royal National Theatre.

Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

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Royal Shakespeare Company British theatre company

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs over 1,000 staff and produces around 20 productions a year. The RSC plays regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and internationally.

Royal National Theatre theatre in London, England

The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre (NT), is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Internationally, it is known as the National Theatre of Great Britain.

Ingham featured in over 200 British and American films and TV productions, including the lead in A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). After playing Sejanus in Granada TV's The Caesars (1968), he had a short spell as an ambitious government minister in The Power Game in 1969. In 1971, he took the leading role in the series Hine, as an unscrupulous arms dealer. Sir John Gielgud gave him his Broadway debut and he subsequently played in many Broadway musicals, including Copperfield on Broadway, and opposite Angela Lansbury in the London production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable in 1973. When the production transferred to Broadway, Barrie did not stay with the show. He also appeared as King Pellinore in the 1981-82 revival of Camelot to critical acclaim. In 1986, he voiced Basil of Baker Street, the lead character of Disney's The Great Mouse Detective . [4] [5]

<i>A Challenge for Robin Hood</i> 1967 film by C.M. Pennington-Richards

A Challenge for Robin Hood is a 1967 British adventure film directed by C. M. Pennington-Richards and starring Barrie Ingham, Peter Blythe and John Arnatt.

Sejanus Ancient Roman general

Lucius Aelius Sejanus - alternatively spelled Seianus -, commonly known as Sejanus, was an ambitious soldier, friend and confidant of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. An equestrian by birth, Sejanus rose to power as prefect of the Roman imperial bodyguard, known as the Praetorian Guard, of which he was commander from AD 14 until his death in AD 31.

<i>The Caesars</i> (TV series) television series

The Caesars is a British television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network in 1968. Made in black-and-white and written and produced by Philip Mackie, it covered similar dramatic territory to the later BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, dealing with the lives of the early emperors of Ancient Rome but differed in its less sensationalist depictions of historical characters and their motives, in particular the Emperor Tiberius is portrayed much more sympathetically.

In 1991-92, he appeared in the final cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love , opposite Sarah Brightman on Broadway. His last Broadway outing was in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde as Sir Danvers Carew. Ingham opened the show in 1997 and subsequently stayed for the next four years until the show closed in January 2001. He was also seen, as was the final Broadway cast, in the 2001 filmed version of the musical. [4]

Andrew Lloyd Webber British composer

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats. In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". Ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, the lyricist Don Black stated "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."

<i>Aspects of Love</i> musical

Aspects of Love is a musical with a book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is famous for the song "Love Changes Everything."

Sarah Brightman British soprano

Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician.

Ingham also acted in Australia, such as Noël Coward's Private Lives , in Sydney in 1976. He made a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1989 episode "Up the Long Ladder"). [4] [5]

Noël Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer

Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

<i>Private Lives</i> Play by Noël Coward

Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. Its second act love scene was nearly censored in Britain as too risqué. Coward wrote one of his most popular songs, "Some Day I'll Find You", for the play.

Sydney City in New South Wales, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.


Ingham died, 18 days shy of his 83rd birthday, at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. [6] He was survived by his wife, Tarne Phillips Ingham, and four children. [1]



1961 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Gordon (hairdresser)Episode: "The Fourth Square"
1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks Alydon
Invasion Major Muncaster
1966 The Scales of Justice Major MacDonaldEpisode: "Company of Fools"
1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood Robin Hood
1973 Steptoe and Son TerryUncredited
The Day of the Jackal George St. Clair
1983 Sparkling Cyanide Eric Kidderminster
1984 George Washington General Clinton
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Basil, of Baker StreetVoice
1995 Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights Irwin 1138
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C.
1996 Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe
1996 The Bruce Gloucester


1965 Doctor Who Paris The Myth Makers
1966 The Baron Roland HaswellEpisode: "Long Ago and Far Away"
1967 The Avengers George UnwinEpisode: "You Have Just Been Murdered"
1969 The Power Game Garfield Kane4 episodes
1970 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Emil Cavallo-SmithEpisode: "Vendetta for a Dead Man"
1971 Hine Joe Hine
1978The Sweeney (Episode Jack or Knave)DCS Canning
1982Camelot (TV)Pellinore
1982“The Jeffersons’’Episode: “Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner”
1983 Remington Steele Derek VivyanEpisode: "Scene Steelers"
Antony and Cleopatra EnobarbusMovie
1984 Airwolf Vladimir KinskovEpisode: "Fallen Angel"
1985 The A-Team Chuck LeCrawEpisode: "Members Only"
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn John Barrymore
1985-1993 Murder, She Wrote Brian Dunbar
Insp. Roger Crimmins
2 episodes
1987 Matlock ButlerEpisode: "The Billionaire"
1989 Webster HastingsEpisode: "The Visitor"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Danilo OdellEpisode: "Up the Long Ladder"
2001 Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical Sir DanversMovie
2005 The Triangle Doug WeistEpisode #1.1
Episode #1.2
Episode #1.3, (final appearance)

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