Barry K. Barnes

Barry K. Barnes
Born Nelson Barry Mackintosh Barnes [1]
(1906-12-27)27 December 1906
Chelsea, London, England
Died 12 January 1965(1965-01-12) (aged 58)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Diana Churchill

Barry K. Barnes (27 December 1906, London, England 12 January 1965, London, England) was a British film actor. He was born and died in London.[2] He appeared in sixteen films between 1936 and 1947. He played Sir Percy Blakeney in the 1937 film Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel.[3] His film career was cut short in 1947 due to an undiagnosable illness contracted during the war.[4] He was married to actress Diana Churchill, [5] and worked with his wife on stage during the 1940s and 1950s, taking West End revivals of The Admirable Crichton and On Approval on profitable tours.[5]

Selected filmography

Barnes also appeared on stage as Harry Trench in Widowers' Houses (George Bernard Shaw's first play); as Alexander Mill in Candida (another of Shaw's early works) and as Octavius Barrett in the Barretts of Wimpole Street (by Rudolph Besier) at the Malvern Festival between 18 and 30 August 1930 (Source: Malvern Festival Programme, 1930).


At the IMDb

  1. "Barry K. Barnes (1906 - 1965) - Find A Grave Memorial".
  2. "Barry K. Barnes". BFI.
  3. "Barry K. Barnes". IMDb.
  4. "Barry K Barnes - Introduction -".
  5. 1 2 "Obituary: Diana Churchill". The Independent.

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