Barbara New

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Barbara New
Born Barbara Helene New[1]
(1923-05-09)9 May 1923
Hammersmith, London[2]
Died 24 May 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 87)
London, England
Occupation actress
Spouse(s) Michael Barrington (1956–1988) (his death)

Barbara New (9 May 1923 – 24 May 2010)[1] was an English character actress, well known for playing Mabel the scullery maid in the David Croft sitcom You Rang M'Lord?. Following this role, she appeared as Vera Plumtree in Oh, Doctor Beeching!. She had previously played smaller parts in Croft's earlier sitcoms Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!.

She also played many other roles in British television programmes including Z-Cars, Emu's Broadcasting Company, Ripping Yarns and the silent Ronnie Barker comedy By the Sea. One of her last screen appearances was as Ali G's Nan in the 2002 film Ali G Indahouse.

She was married to actor Michael Barrington.

Television Roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1988 to 1993 You Rang M'Lord? Mabel
1996 to 1997 Oh, Doctor Beeching! Vera Plumtree

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Obituary
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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