Barbara Murray

Last updated 09 January 2020

Barbara Murray (1929-2014)
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Barbara Ann Murray

Born: Friday 27th September 1929
Died: Tuesday 20th May 2014 (age: 84)


Barbara Murray is an English actress. She was married to the actor John Justin and had three daughters, but they divorced in 1964

She played Lady Madge Cranleigh in the 1982 Doctor Who story Black Orchid.

Murray had a very busy career in the 1940s and '50s as a fresh-faced leading lady in many British films such as Passport to Pimlico (1949) and Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953). Film work continued into the 1960s (including a role in the Tony Hancock film The Punch and Judy Man) but she was to appear more frequently on television, and is possibly best known for her role as Lady Pamela Wilder in the 1960s drama series The Plane Makers (and the sequel, The Power Game).

Her other TV credits include: The Escape of R.D.7Danger ManThe SaintDepartment SStrange ReportThe PallisersThe MackinnonsAlbert and Victoria and The Bretts.

Obituary: The Guardian

Additional Details

Barbara Murray chose the following tracks as her island discs:

  1. Frederick Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
  2. Richard Wagner - Love Duet (from Tristan und Isolde) [favourite]
  3. The Treorchy Male Voice Choir - Cwm Rhondda
  4. Rex Harrison - A Hymn To Him
  5. The BBC Concert Orchestra - The Plane Makers March
  6. Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had a Heart
  7. The Beatles - If I Fell
  8. Giacomo Puccini - In questa Reggia (from Turandot)
LinkCredit: BBC