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Barbara Ewing (born 1944) is a UK-based actress, playwright and novelist. Born in New Zealand, she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in English and Maori before coming to Britain in 1965 to train as an actress at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London.
She made her film debut in the horror film Torture Garden (1967) for Amicus Productions, followed by Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) with Christopher Lee for Hammer Films. Both movies were directed by Freddie Francis.
The television role for which she is best remembered is that of Bradley Hardacre's mistress Agnes Fairchild in the Granada Television comedy series Brass, alongside Timothy West (1982–84). In 1986, she played Treen Dudgeon in the short-lived BBC series Comrade Dad, alongside George Cole and Doris Hare.
More recent TV appearances have included episodes of Casualty, Doctors and Holby City on the BBC, and The Bill and Peak Practice on ITV, as well as appearances in various adaptations of Ruth Rendell mysteries.
Ewing has written eight novels to date:
- Strangers (1978)
- The Actresses (1997)
- A Dangerous Vine (1999)
- The Trespass (2002)
- Rosetta (2005)
- The Mesmerist (2007)
- The Fraud (2009)
- The Circus of Ghosts (2011)
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