Ben Barber

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Ben Barber
Born (1984-08-25) 25 August 1984 (age 31)[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009—

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


Barber took part in amateur dramatics while he attended school. He got into serious acting when he took a part-time acting course at the Victorian College of the Arts. Barber was then 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]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Jimmy Tenison Ryan Roberts[1] Short film
2009 One More Day Tim Newton[1] Short film
2011–13 Neighbours Rhys Lawson Regular role
2011 Home and Away Mick

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 "Ben Barber". Showcast. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 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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