Actresses » Barbara Treen

Barbara’s passion has been acting since the age of 4 but managed to (mostly) suppress it for 29 years during a career as a Prison Governor.  With early retirement on the horizon she was able to start studying part time at the Birmingham School of Acting where she gained the confidence to pursue her dream professionally.

Barbara has a long history of well received theatrical roles including playing Nanny Ogg in Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Madam Giri in the Phantom of the Opera, Mrs Railton-Bell in Separate Tables and Amanda in the Glass Menagerie. She would love to do more film and television. She has tended to be cast as comic characters or strong, rather scary women but she has recently discovered an unsuspected love of clowning and is eager to do more of that too.