Name Barbara Flynn
|Full Name Barbara Joy McMurray|
Born 5 August 1948 (age 72) (1948-08-05) St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England, UK
Spouse Jeremy George Taylor (m. 1982)
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Movies and TV shows Miss Potter, Cracker, The Beiderbecke Affair, Open All Hours, Cranford
Similar People Cherie Lunghi, Chris Noonan, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Lynda Baron, Jimmy McGovern
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Barbara Flynn (born Barbara Joy McMurray; 5 August 1948 in 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 played Judith Fitzgerald, the long-suffering wife of Eddie Fitzgerald, the protagonist of the British Television series Cracker. She was the milk lady, Granville's unrequited love interest, in the BBC's Open All Hours.
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- Barbara flynn
- Early life
- Theatre work
During the 1980s, her 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".
Her Irish father, James McMurray, was a pathologist. Her mother was Joy Crawford Hurst. Flynn 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.
In addition to her acting work, Flynn has provided voice-overs for numerous TV documentaries, including:
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. In 2016 she appeared in the world premiere production of Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse.