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Barrie Ingham
Ingham in March, 2011
Born
Barrie Stanton Ingham

(1932-02-10)10 February 1932
Died23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 82)
Other namesBarry Ingham
OccupationActor, MC
Years active1957–2005
Spouse(s)
Tarne Ingham
(m. 1957)
Children4

Barrie Stanton Ingham (10 February 1932 – 23 January 2015) was an English actor, performing on stage and "in a handful of films."[1] He was perhaps most widely known as "a prolific television actor".[1] His notable work includes A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967) and The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

Early life

Ingham was born in 1932 in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire[2] to Irene (née Bolton) and Harold Ellis Stead Ingham.[3] He was educated at Heath Grammar School and became a Royal Artillery officer.

Acting career

Ingham made his debut in Manchester with the Library Theatre Company, and then he moved to London's Old Vic.[1] He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mermaid Theatre Company and Royal National Theatre.

Ingham featured in over 200 British and American films and TV productions, including Undermind, 'Test for the Future', Episode 9, an ATV ( Associated Television ), production, aired 3/7/'65; also the lead, in A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). After playing Sejanus in Granada TV's The Caesars (1968), he had a short spell as an ambitious government minister in The Power Game in 1969. In 1971, Ingham took the leading role in the series Hine, as an unscrupulous arms dealer. Sir John Gielgud gave him his Broadway debut and he subsequently played in many Broadway musicals, including Copperfield on Broadway, and opposite Angela Lansbury in the London production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable in 1973. When the production transferred to Broadway, Ingham did not remain with the show. He was acclaimed for his performance as King Pellinore in the 1981-82 revival of Camelot starring Richard Harris. In 1986, he voiced Basil of Baker Street, the lead character of Disney's The Great Mouse Detective.[4][5]

In 1991-92, Bingham was in the final cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, opposite Sarah Brightman on Broadway. His last Broadway outing was in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde as Sir Danvers Carew. Ingham opened the show in 1997 and remained with it for four years until closing in January 2001. He also appeared in the 2001 film version of the musical.[4]

Ingham appeared onstage in Australia, appearing in Noël Coward's Private Lives, in Sydney in 1976. He made a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1989 episode "Up the Long Ladder").[4][5]

Personal life

Ingham married Tarne Phillips Ingham in 1957; together they had four children.[1]

Death

Ingham died 18 days shy of his 83rd birthday, at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[6] He was survived by his wife, Tarne Phillips Ingham, and four children.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Gordon (hairdresser) Episode: "The Fourth Square"
1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks Alydon
Invasion Major Muncaster
1966 The Scales of Justice Major MacDonald Episode: "Company of Fools"
1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood Robin Hood
1973 Steptoe and Son Terry Uncredited
The Day of the Jackal George St. Clair
1983 Sparkling Cyanide Eric Kidderminster
1984 George Washington General Clinton
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Basil of Baker Street Voice
1995 Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights Irwin 1138
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C.
1996 Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe
1996 The Bruce Gloucester

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1964 Ann Veronica Hubert Manning 3 episodes
1965 Doctor Who Paris The Myth Makers
1966 The Baron Roland Haswell Episode: "Long Ago and Far Away"
1967 The Avengers George Unwin Episode: "You Have Just Been Murdered"
1969 The Power Game Garfield Kane 4 episodes
1970 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Emil Cavallo-Smith Episode: "Vendetta for a Dead Man"
1971 Hine Joe Hine
1978 The Sweeney DCS Canning Episode: Jack or Knave
1981 Funny Man Bobby Stobart 7 episodes
1982 Camelot (TV) Pellinore
1982 “The Jeffersons’’ Episode: “Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner”
1983 Remington Steele Derek Vivyan Episode: "Scene Steelers"
Antony and Cleopatra Enobarbus Movie
1984 Airwolf Vladimir Kinskov Episode: "Fallen Angel"
1985 The A-Team Chuck LeCraw Episode: "Members Only"
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn John Barrymore
1985-1993 Murder, She Wrote Brian Dunbar
Insp. Roger Crimmins
2 episodes
1987 Matlock Butler Episode: "The Billionaire"
1989 Webster Hastings Episode: "The Visitor"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Danilo Odell Episode: "Up the Long Ladder"
2001 Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical Sir Danvers Carew Movie
2005 The Triangle Doug Weist Episode #1.1
Episode #1.2
Episode #1.3, (final appearance)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Lentz III, Harris (March 2015). "Obituaries". Classic Images (477): 56–57.
  2. ^ Plays and Players. London: Hansom Books. 5–6. 1957. ISSN 0032-1559. OCLC 2243805. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/95/Barrie-Ingham.html[bare URL]
  4. ^ a b c Barrie Ingham at the Internet Broadway Database
  5. ^ a b Barrie Ingham at IMDb
  6. ^ "Barrie Ingham, actor and voice of 'Great Mouse Detective', dead". Palm Beach Post.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.