Barbara Adair began her career at the old Ulster Group Theatre and later worked in repertory and tours in England and Ireland, as well as performing regularly on BBC radio.
She has appeared frequently in the Lyric, Belfast, most recently in Uncle Vanya. Other stage credits include Field Day’s and the London Tricycle’s productions of Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, Lovers at the Druid Theatre, Galway, An Old Lady’s Guide to Survival for Red Kettle, The Stolen Child for Calypso.
Her film and TV credits include Eat the Peach, Pentecost, Divorcing Jack, Mickey-Bo and Me, The Devil, Dorothy Mills, “Cracks”, Stella Days and Grabbers, many episodes in Fair City, The Clinic (RTE), and most recently The Fall, Jack Taylor and as Queen Victoria in Ripper Street.
Her many appearances at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast have included, Uncle Vanya, The Plough and the Stars, The Importance of Being Ernest, Vinegar Fly which also toured to Cyprus, The Crucible, A Life, Pygmalion, Juno and the Paycock, Tearing the Loom, The Butterfly of Killybegs, Factory Girls, the award-winning Conversations On a Homecoming which also played the Dublin Gaiety and The Cork Opera House and Marie Jones’ Christmas Eve Can Kill You. Over the River and through the Woods – Andrews Lane. Recently completed By the Bog People for Big Telly.
Other stage credits include Field Day’s and the London Tricycle’s production of Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, Lovers at the Druid Theatre Galway; An Old Lady’s Guide to Survival for Red Kettle. Widow’s Paradise, The End House and Right Again Barnum at the Arts Theatre, Belfast, the English tour of Marie Jones’ Women on the Verge-Get Away.
Miss Adair began her career at the Old Ulster Group Theatre and later worked in repertory and tours in England and Ireland, as well as performing frequently on BBC radio, over 300 broadcasts for Drama, Schools, Features and Children’s Hour
The Good Food Guide to Love
Stella Days (opp Martin Sheen)
The Last Furlong (Sarah) R.R. Films Prod. Ltd.
Dorothy Mills (blind Mrs McClelland)
Oscar and Isabelle (Lead).
The Devil (Mrs. O’Gorman) by James Ellis based on a story by Maupassant, Dir: Frankie McCafferty
Jonjo Mickybo – Elderly Wife. Mickybo Films Limited.
All Things Bright and Beautiful (Priest’s Housekeeper) Dir: Barry Devlin.
Eat the Peach (Mrs Fleck) Dir: Peter Ormrod.
Amongst Women (Annie the Postmistress) RTE
The Wild Blue Yonder (Lead)
Jack and Green Oranges (Madge) Dir: Conor Grimes.
Divorcing Jack Old Woman) La Scala Productions.
Bloody Sunday (MP’s mother).
Death and Nightingales for the BBC.
The Derry Girls
Bridget and Eamonn
The Fall 3
Jack Taylor (Sara Bennett)
Nicholas Nickleby (Mrs Graywash)
Killinaskully 4 and 5.
Bel’s Boys (Nan) ITV
The Clinic (Mrs Skevington).
Fair City + Specials.
Beyond the Pale (Kitty) Dir: William Trevor.
Pentecost (Lily) Dir: Stewart Parker.
Events in Drimaghleen (Mrs Butler).
Arise and Go Now (Mother Brigid Fatima).
Fair City’s School Special (grandmother).
Fair City Special (Mrs Woods). Lisa Looks Back.
Numerous tv adverts incl: Euromillions. Lyons Tea. In-house videos and voice-overs.