Barbara as The White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia (TV serial).
|Born||30 December 1949
Manchester, England, U.K.
|Spouse(s)||Robin Scobey (divorced)|
Barbara Kellerman (born 30 December 1949 in Manchester; surname at birth: Kellermann) is an English actress, noted for her film and television roles. She trained at Rose Bruford College. Kellerman's Jewish parents had fled Nazi Germany and settled in Leeds. Her father was an academic physicist and her mother was a senior teacher of modern foreign languages. Kellerman has an older brother and a younger sister.
One of Barbara's eyes is blue and one is brown.
Her television appearances include: Space: 1999, The Glittering Prizes, 1990, The Professionals, The Mad Death, Quatermass and The Chronicles of Narnia (TV miniseries). She played the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (1988), The Old Hag (Narnian Hag) in Prince Caspian in 1989, and continued on to be Lady of the Green Kirtle in The Silver Chair (1990).
She is a former wife of Robin Scobey.
Barbara is best known for her work in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (1988) as the White Witch. Barbara starred in all of the miniseries firstly as the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, secondly for playing an old hag in Prince Caspian and finally playing the Green Lady in The Silver Chair. The coat that she wore to play the White Witch was actually made from pure nylon causing her to be very cold during the filming. No birds had been killed for the coat.
Before The Chronicles of Narnia, Barbara played another baddie who was a mysterious English lady named Mrs Cromwell. Mrs Cromwell, who was really a German spy, pretended to be in love with Captain Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore) and towards the end of the movie she tries to stab him with a pen knife, that she'd kept in her handbag. But (Capt. Gavin Stewart) saw what she was up to and just before she tried to stab him, he turned the knife towards her stomach and stabbed her instead. See Mrs Cromwell dead in this picture .