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Barbara Ann Brown
13 January 1950
|Spouse(s)||Peter Rafferty divorced|
Sean Scanlan (widow)
|Children||Amy Rafferty, Bob Rafferty, Nick Rafferty|
|Parent(s)||David Brown, Betty Brown|
Barbara Rafferty (born 15 January 1950 in Clydebank), is a Scottish actress. She is known for her roles as Ella Cotter in the long-running BBC Two sitcom Rab C Nesbitt, as Shirley Henderson and Bernie O'Hara in BBC Scotland soap opera River City, as Agnes Meldon in mystery series Hamish MacBeth, and as Grandma Mainland in the CBeebies comedy Katie Morag.
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. 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. until 2009 she was appearing in the BBC Scotland soap River City as Shirley Henderson
|The Wicker Man|
|The Slab Boys|
|The Acid House|
|Women Talking Dirty|
|The Last King of Scotland|
|Sir Billi the Vet|
|The Legend of Barney Thomson|
|Tutti Frutti||Mini-series; Episode 3: "Gin a Body, Dig a Body"|
|Take the High Road|
|Your Cheatin' Heart|
|The Tales of Para Handy|
|The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star|
|Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes|
|Sea of Souls|
|No Holds Bard|
|Rab C. Nesbitt|
- California Sunshine as Jessica (2014; short film)
- Missing as Rachel (2007; short film)
- Autumn Leaves as Mrs. McBride (1997; short film)
- Brian Beacom Senior Features Writer. "An actress so much more than the sum of her parts". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
- Brian Beacom (2017-04-18). "Sean Scanlan star of Rab C Nesbitt and River City loses cancer fight". Evening Times. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- "Rab C Nesbitt actor dies at 68 : Other news 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- "Family Drama as Barbara Rafferty hits stage with her husband and son". Daily Record. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- Brian Beacom Senior Features Writer. "Betty Brown turned tragic early life into a success story by helping others". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- Barbara Rafferty - IMDb
-  Archived 3 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
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