Barrie Ingham

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Barrie Ingham
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Ingham in March, 2011
Born (1932-02-10)10 February 1932
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Died 23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 82)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Nationality UK
Other names Barry Ingham
Education Heath Grammar School
Occupation Actor, entertainer
Years active 1960–2005
Spouse(s) Tarne Ingham (1957–2015; his death)

Barrie 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[edit]

Ingham was born in 1932 in Halifax, West 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.

Acting career[edit]

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.

Ingham featured in over 200 British and American films and TV productions. 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]

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.[6]

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").[7][8]

Death[edit]

Ingham died, two weeks shy of his 83rd birthday, at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[9] He was survived by his wife, Tarne Phillips Ingham, and four children.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks Alydon
Invasion Major Muncaster
1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood Robin Hood
1973 The Day of the Jackal St. Clair
Steptoe and Son Terry (uncredited)
1983 Sparkling Cyanide Eric Kidderminster
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Basil
Bartholomew (voice)
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Doctor Who Paris The Myth Makers
1966 The Baron Roland Haswell Episode: "Long Ago and Far Away"
1967 The Avengers George Unwin Episode: "You Have Just Been Murdered"
1969 The Power Game Garfield Kane 4 episodes
1970 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Emil Cavallo-Smith Episode: "Vendetta for a Dead Man"
1971 Hine Joe Hine
1982 Camelot (TV) Pellinore
1983 Remington Steele Derek Vivyan Episode: "Scene Steelers"
Antony and Cleopatra Enobarbus Movie
1985 The A-Team Chuck LeCraw Episode: "Members Only"
1985-1993 Murder, She Wrote Brian Dunbar
Insp. Roger Crimmins
2 episodes
1987 Matlock Butler Episode: "The Billionaire"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Danilo Odell Episode: "Up the Long Ladder"
2001 Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical Sir Danvers Movie
2005 The Triangle Doug Weist Episode #1.1
Episode #1.2
Episode #1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lentz III, Harris (March 2015). "Obituaries". Classic Images (477): 56–57. 
  2. ^ Plays and Players (London: Hansom Books) 5–6. 1957. ISSN 0032-1559. OCLC 2243805.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/95/Barrie-Ingham.html
  4. ^ Barrie Ingham at the Internet Broadway Database
  5. ^ Barrie Ingham at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Barrie Ingham at the Internet Broadway Database
  7. ^ Barrie Ingham at the Internet Broadway Database
  8. ^ Barrie Ingham at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "Barrie Ingham, actor and voice of ‘Great Mouse Detective’, dead". Palm Beach Post.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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