FULL NAME: Barbara Mason
DATE OF BIRTH : 3rd January 1947
HEIGHT : 5ft 10
PARENTS : Mother, Barbara and father, Harry.
HUSBAND : Mike Kenny, writer
LIVES : Leeds
CHILDREN : Three sons, Theo, Josh and Billy
ON THEO : Three years before he was born, Barbara suffered a miscarriage and believed her child bearing days were over, ‘It was completely unexpected and totally wonderful – Theo means ‘god’s gift’ and that’s what he is.’
ON HER KIDS : ‘Theo looks like Mike, Billy is the almost living incarnation of me and Josh has a bit of everyone.’
* Her son Billy appeared in CASUALTY, as an extra as an eco-warrior.
TRAINED : London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts
ON CHARACTER EVE : ‘Eve is as straight as die, she speaks as she finds it and works hard. She does her best to help. She’s a bit brisk, but her heart is in the right place.’
ON ROLE IN CASUALTY : ‘I like the series very much and at a time in an actresses life when roles are fewer, it’s nice to play such an interesting character, even if people call her a dragon!’
PREVIOUS CASUALTY APPEARANCE : Barbara has appeared in CASUALTY before her role as Eve, in S4 E11 she plays Tamara Redpath, an ex-model who tells her footballer husband, who’s injured his leg, that their marriage is over. [More Info]
TELEVISION CREDITS : Fifteen Street; Home Run; Cristabel; Eurocops; Lovebirds; Month in the Country; The Practice; Coronation Street; Brookside; No Crying He Makes; Emmerdale; Life and Time of Henry Pratt; Love and Reason; Harry; How We Used to Love; Band of Gold; Medics; Goodbye my Love; The Colour of Light; Casualty; Where the Heart Is; Fat Friends; Badger; Bob and Rose; Between Two Women; A is for Acid; Flesh and Blood; In Search of the Brontes; The Debt; The Bill; The Royal; Eastenders; Silent Witness; Goldplated; Dalziel & Pascoe; Florence Nightingale; Heartbeat; Law & Order UK; The Street; Doctors; Waking the Dead; A Passionate Woman; In With the Flynns; Public Enemies; Whitechapel; Kidnap and Ransom;
FILM CREDITS : El Hombre que gano la razon; Between Two Women; 20:01
THEATRE CREDITS : The Colour of Light; War and Peace; Women Talking; Some Kind of Hero; The Accrington Pals; The Children’s Hour; Masterpieces; The Crucible; The Winter’s Tale; Self Portrait; Caitlin; Macbeth; The Awkward Squad
RADIO CREDITS : Desire Lines
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : Behind the Scenes’ by Rachel Silver
AGENT : Sally Hope Associates, 108 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4XS.