Barbara Flynn

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Barbara Flynn
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BornBarbara Jay MacMurray
(1948-08-05) 5 August 1948 (age 66)
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England, U.K.
 
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Barbara Flynn
Miss Potter Premiere (313231416).jpg
BornBarbara Jay MacMurray
(1948-08-05) 5 August 1948 (age 66)
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England, U.K.

Barbara Flynn (born Barbara Jay MacMurray, 5 August 1948, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex) is an English actress. She first became known for her role as Freda Ashton in the ITV drama series A Family at War, which followed the fortunes of a lower middle class family living in Liverpool from 1938 and throughout World War II. She also played the role of Judith Fitzgerald, the long-suffering wife of Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, the protagonist of the British Television series Cracker. She was the milk delivery lady, Granville's unrequited love interest, in the BBC's Open All Hours.

During the 1980s Flynn's acting skills led to her being cast in several successful comedy drama television series - including the Beiderbecke Trilogy and A Very Peculiar Practice. In her own words, she tends to play "feisty, strong women".[1]

Early life[edit]

Her father was a pathologist, a field her brother also followed. She attended St Mary's School, Hastings. She then trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (where she was awarded the Gold Medal in 1968) before appearing in repertory theatre.

She married Jeremy George Taylor on 27 February 1982.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Narration[edit]

In addition to her acting work, Flynn has provided voice-overs for numerous TV documentaries, including:

Film[edit]

Early theatre work[edit]

Barbara Flynn appeared in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of "Pythagoras" in 1976. This was a new play by Danny Abse. Also in that production was Graham Seed, who went on to play Nigel Pargetter in The Archers.

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