After serving as a Royal Artillery officer Barrie Ingham spent a year with the Manchester Library Theatre Company, followed by two years at London’s Old Vic Theatre, initially as Fortinbras, graduating through several Shakespeare productions to leading roles as Cecil Farringdon (The Magistrate), Lelie (Sganarelle) and Damis (Tartuffe).He has played leading roles in London at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, the English Stage Company and the Mermaid Theatre Company and as leading man in many West End musicals, plays and revues.
Sir John Geilgud gave him his Broadway debut and he subsequently played in many hit musical shows in New York.
He has made over 200 appearances in American and British TV and motion pictures. He combines his career as an actor with that of director and producer (notably of the record breaking Hans Anderson at the London Palladium).
He was professor at the University of Texas at Austin, theatre consultant to Baylor University and is artistic advisor to the Shakespeare Society of New York. His two one man shows have played worldwide.
He met his wife Tarne in their first theatre jobs and they have 4 lovely daughters and 8 grandchildren.
Barrie has received the following accolades:
Honorary Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company
National Theatre of Great Britain Player
Australian Theatre Most Distinguished Actor Award
Drama-Logue Award for the Best Performance in a Broadway Musical
Southern California Motion Picture Council Award