Emily Barber

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Born (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 32)
Peterborough, England
Years active2013–present
AwardsBest Newcomer Manchester Theatre Awards 2015, Commendation Ian Charleson Awards 2015

Emily Barber (born 26 September 1991 in Peterborough) is an English stage, television and film actress. She graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2014 and rapidly received critical acclaim for her professional debut as Liz in Billy Liar, at the Royal Exchange Theatre [1] for which she was named Best Newcomer at the Manchester Theatre Awards in 2015.[2] . Emily received a Commendation at the 2015 Ian Charleson Awards [3] [4]for her lead role of Innogen in Cymbeline at Shakespeare’s Globe [5] [6]. [7] [8] [9]It was her appearance in Cymbeline that prompted The Independent Newspaper to cite Emily as "One to Watch"[10]. Later in 2015 she starred opposite David Suchet in The Importance of Being Earnest at London's Vaudeville Theatre. [11] [12] [13] [14] Alongside a series of theatrical roles and guest television appearances in subsequent years, Emily has also had a recurring role as Cassandra Von Halen in The Royals for the E! TV network. [15] [16] She currently plays the role of Violet Hayward opposite Luke Evans in Season 2 of the TNT/Paramount TV Series The Alienist [17].

Theatre performances

  • Judy in Cornelius by John Boynton Priestley directed by Sam Yates at the Finborough Theatre. (2013)
  • Liz in Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse. Directed by Sam Yates at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (2014)
  • Gwendolen in The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Adrian Noble at the Vaudeville Theatre. (2015)
  • Innogen in Cymbeline by William Shakespeare. Directed by Sam Yates at the Globe Theatre. (2016)
  • Harrison in Boys Will Be Boys by Melissa Bubnic. Directed by Amy Hodge at the Bush Theatre. (2016) [18]
  • Antigone in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Directed by Peter Sellars at the Royal Festival Hall. (2014)
  • Judy in Trouble In Mind by Alice Childress. Directed by Laurence Boswell at the Theatre Royal, Bath. (2016)
  • Jess in Cost of Living by Martyna Majok. Directed by Edward Hall at the Hampstead Theatre. (2019) [19] [20] [21]

TV and Film Roles

  • Lucy Grey in Endeavour (TV Series)
  • Cassandra in The Royals (TV Series)
  • Cath in Call The Midwife (TV Series) [22]
  • Violet Hayward in The Alienist (TV Series)
  • PR Flak in Backdraft 2 (Film) [23]

External links


  1. [https://blog.rwcmd.ac.uk/2015/10/29/critical-acclaim-for-newcomer-emily-barber/.
  2. "Winners announced of Manchester Theatre Awards | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com.
  3. Times, The Sunday. "2015 Charleson awards" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  4. "Ian Charleson Awards – Nominations 2015 |". WestEndTheatre.com - London Theatre Tickets.
  5. Wolf, Matt (January 14, 2016). "Review: 'Cymbeline,' 'Macbeth' and 'As You Like It' in London (Published 2016)" – via NYTimes.com.
  6. Shilling, Jane (May 18, 2016). "Cymbeline, Sam Wanamaker Theatre, review: 'gets its priorities right'" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  7. "Production of Cymbeline rises to the drama's complicated occasion - review". The Independent. December 23, 2015.
  8. "Cymbeline, theatre review: All the fun of the Bard". Evening Standard. January 4, 2016.
  9. "Cymbeline, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse". theartsdesk.com. December 9, 2015.
  10. "Cymbeline "One to Watch | Emily Barber" Independent Newspaper | Sam Yates".
  11. Dunn, Carrie. "BWW Interview: Emily Barber Of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST". BroadwayWorld.com.
  12. "The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre, review: 'a trial'". The Telegraph.
  13. Billington, Michael (July 1, 2015). "The Importance of Being Earnest review – David Suchet's Lady Bracknell is majestically funny" – via www.theguardian.com.
  14. Gurtler, Camilla (July 7, 2015). "The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre".
  15. "Cassandra von Harlond". The Royals Wiki.
  16. https://www.eonline.com/uk/news/921731/has-king-robert-found-his-queen-on-the-royals-meet-cassandra-his-feisty-new-love-interest
  17. "The Alienist: Angel of Darkness: TNT's Gilded Crime Drama Returns with a Beautiful, Better Season 2". pastemagazine.com. July 10, 2020.
  18. "Review: Boys Will Be Boys, Bush Hall". July 2, 2016.
  19. "Cost of Living review – Adrian Lester dazzles in stirring portrait of poverty". the Guardian. February 1, 2019.
  20. "THEATRE REVIEW: Cost Of Living starring Adrian Lester at Hampstead Theatre". January 26, 2019.
  21. Lee, Madeline (February 7, 2019). "Review: Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre".
  22. "Meet the cast of Call the Midwife series 8 - 4". Radio Times.
  23. "BACKDRAFT 2 | British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk.

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