Ben Barber

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Ben Barber
Born (1984-08-25) 25 August 1984 (age 32)[1]
Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Ben Barber (born 25 August 1984) is an Australian actor best known for playing Rhys Lawson in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

Early life[edit]

Barber grew up in Warrnambool. He took part in amateur dramatics while he attended Brauer College.[2] After graduating, he chose not to pursue acting and joined the army reserve. Upon leaving the army, Barber took a part-time acting course at the Victorian College of the Arts, before he was accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.[2]


Barber's first major television appearance was in Australian soap opera Home and Away.[2] He was later cast in fellow soap opera Neighbours as regular character, Rhys Lawson.[3] In November 2012, it was announced that Barber would be leaving Neighbours in 2013.[4] Barber made a guest appearance during the third season of Janet King in 2017.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Jimmy Tenison Ryan Roberts[1] Short film
2009 One More Day Tim Newton[1] Short film
2011–2013 Neighbours Rhys Lawson Regular role
2011 Home and Away Mick
2017 Janet King Rhys Atkins 2 episodes

Theatre work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 East Is East Abdul Khan[1]
2008 Death And The Maiden Gerado Escobar[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ben Barber". Showcast. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Neal, Matt (10 September 2011). "Next stop Ramsay Street for Warrnambool actor". Warrnambool Standard. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 May 2011). "'Neighbours' casts new Erinsborough doctor". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (26 November 2012). "'Neighbours': Rhys, Andrew and Sophie to leave show". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 

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