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Frances Barber Husband, Family, Net Worth, Now

By Mahesh Nath | On: 01 Nov, 2019
Frances Barber Husband, Family, Net Worth, Now

Frances Barber is one of the most renowned English actresses.

She has made remarkable contributions in the English entertainment industry with her outstanding works in her four-decade-long career. 

Along with all the success, Frances has garnered a significant amount from her acting career.

But, she has not revealed the exact amount of her net worth yet. 

Married To Husband / Partner?

As of now, Frances Barber is single and unmarried even though she is in her early sixties.

Frances, one of the most reputed actresses, has not disclosed the reason behind why she hasn't chosen a husband, but she is happy and enjoying her acting career. 

However, Frances had remained in several relationships earlier with partners whom she met during her work.

Though she feels sad and discouraged for not having a permanent love for her life, she openly talks about her past boyfriends and her lovely relationship with them. 

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Her first boyfriend was Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire, with whom she worked during her high school.

She was also in a lovely relationship with Drop the Donkey actor Neil Pearson. They dated for five years and finally got separated in 1990. 

Frances Barber with her boyfriend, Neil Pearson (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

Frances’ last known relationship was with her co-star in King Lear, Sir Ian McKellen. They were in a relationship until 2008.

She is also found remembering and adoring him for the support he gave when she met a bike accident in 2007, which wrecked her knee.

Frances Barber’s Bio: Age, Family

Frances Barber was born on 13th May 1957 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.

The 62-year-old actress grew up in her hometown, Wolverhampton, with her family consisting of her parents and their six siblings. 

Frances, standing at the height of 5 feet and 4.5 inches (1.64 meters), is the fourth of six children born to her father, S.W. Brookes and mother, Gladys Simpson. Her father was a bookie while her mother was a school dinner lady. 

Frances is a family loving person, and she has always remained close to her family members.

Unfortunately, her mother passed away in 1991 due to cancer, and in the same year, her elder brother, Graham, also died at the age of 41 in a car crash.

The incidents made her so sad that she even tried to commit suicide, but as time went by, she learned to recover from the grief.

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Talking about her education, Frances attended The Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School. Later, she studied drama at Bangor University in Wales. 

Frances began her acting career with a theatrical performance in Ooh La La at Hull Truck Theatre in 1979.

Since then, she has worked with some of the most renowned theatres in the UK, like the Royal National Theatre, the RSC, Oxford Playhouse, the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Exchange, and many more.

She made her TV breakthrough with Play for Today: Home Sweet Home in 1982.

By now, she has been a successful actress with a long list of works, including TV series, movies, and theatrical dramas. 


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