Barbara Rafferty

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Barbara Rafferty
Born Barbara Ann Brown
(1950-01-13) 13 January 1950 (age 67)
Clydebank, Scotland
Years active 1973-present
Spouse(s) Sean Scanlan

Barbara Rafferty (born 15 January 1950 in Clydebank), is a Scottish actress.

Career[edit]

Rafferty is best known for playing Ella Cotter in Rab C Nesbitt between 1990 and 1999, and then again from 2008 - 2011 when the show made a comeback. Rab C Nesbitt made a comeback for a special Episode in 2014 then a followed on series in 2014 summer . Other notable television roles include playing pub landlady Agnes Meldrum in Hamish Macbeth and Alice MacAllister in The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star. Also, in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Barbara Rafferty starred as Mrs. Garrigan.[1] until 2009 she was appearing in the BBC Scotland soap River City as Shirley Henderson[2]

Barbara's daughter, Amy Rafferty, is a singer, songwriter, and musician with the cult Glasgow music collective The Recovery Club.

Her son, Bob Rafferty, fronts the well known Glasgow alternative rock band El Dog.

In 2013 it was announced that Rafferty would join the cast of His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen Pantomime Cinderella with her friend Elaine C. Smith

She currently plays Grandma Mainland in the new CBeebies TV series, Katie Morag. It started airing on 3 November 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Title Year Role Notes
The Wicker Man
1973
Woman with baby
Credited as Barbara Ann Brown
The Slab Boys
1997
Mrs. McCann
The Acid House
1998
Dr. Callaghan
Segment: "The Acid House"
Women Talking Dirty
1999
Janine
The Last King of Scotland
2006
Mrs. Garrigan
Sir Billi the Vet
2006
Barbara the Jag
Voice
Perfect Sense
2011
Woman in car park
Fast Romance
2011
Mrs. Livingston
Sir Billi
2012
Barbara the Jag
Voice
The Legend of Barney Thompson
2015
Jean Monkrieff
Television
Title Year Role Notes
Tutti Frutti
1987
Woman in infirmary
Mini-series; Episode 3: "Gin a Body, Dig a Body"
Taggart
1988
Agnes Sweeney
Episode: "Double Jeopardy"
Take the High Road
1988–89
Alice Taylor
11 episodes
Your Cheatin' Heart
1990
Shirley
Series 1 - 5 episodes
Doctor Finlay
1994
Flora
Series 2, Episode 6 - "In Arcadia"
Go Now
1995
Madge Cameron
Television film
The Tales of Para Handy
1995
Madam Isis
Series 2, Episode 1 - "The Fortune Teller"
Hamish Macbeth
1995–97
Agnes Meldrum
Lead role; 3 series - 20 episodes
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
1998
Alice MacAllister
Series 1
Life Support"
1999
Margaret McGovern
Series 1 - 2 episodes
Tinsel Town
2000
Jacqueline Donnelly
Series 1, Episode 1
Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
2001
Mrs. Kitson
Episode: "The White Knight Stratagem"
Rockface
2002–03
Alice Urquhart
Series 1 & 2 - 5 episodes
Captain Abercromby
2002–03
Bobweb, various (voice)
Lead role; 26 episodes
Heartbeat
2003
Pam Astbury
Series 13, Episode 6 - "The Holiday's Over"
Sea of Souls
2004
Rena
Series 1 - 3 episodes
River City
2006–08
Shirley Henderson
4 episodes
No Holds Bard
2009
Granny Braid
Television film
Garrow's Law
2009
Katherine Stanton
Series 1, Episode 3
Doctors
2009
Margaret Adams
Episode: "Once Upon a Time"
Doctors
2013
Beth Harris
Episode: "Saving Irene"
Rab C. Nesbitt
1990–2014
Ella Cotter
Lead role; 10 series - 51 episodes
The Sunny
2014
Mrs. Dolan
Television film
Katie Morag
2013–present
Grandma Mainland
Lead role; 26 episodes

Other appearances

  • California Sunshine as Jessica (2014; short film)
  • Missing as Rachel (2007; short film)
  • Autumn Leaves as Mrs. McBride (1997; short film)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2] Archived 3 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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