Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman (née Kellermann; born 30 December 1949) is an English actress, known for her film and television roles. She trained at Rose Bruford College.[1]

Barbara Kellerman
Barbara Rose Kellermann

(1949-12-30) 30 December 1949
Years active1969-2008
Spouse(s)Robin Scobey (1975–?) (divorced)

Barbara Rose Kellermann was born in Manchester, Lancashire. Her Jewish father, Dr. Walter Kellermann (1915–2012), had fled Nazi Germany and settled in Leeds, where he became a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Leeds. Her mother, Marcelle, was a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War who became a teacher of modern foreign languages.[2]

Kellerman has a younger brother Clive and a younger sister Judith.[3]


Kellerman's film credits include: Satan's Slave, The Monster Club and The Sea Wolves. Her television appearances include: Space: 1999, The Glittering Prizes, 1990, The Mad Death, Quatermass and The Chronicles of Narnia and the hard-hitting police drama The Professionals (1979), episode Runner, in which she played Sylvie the girlfriend of a former police officer who also has a relationship with a renegade former member of an organised crime network.

She is also famous for her appearances in the BBC adaptations of three of the Narnia books, most notably as the tyrannical White Witch in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1988). A year later she had a minor role as the Old Hag (Narnian Hag) in Prince Caspian in (1989), and finally as the evil Lady of the Green Kirtle in The Silver Chair in 1990. On the radio, she portrayed Modesty Blaise in a 1978 BBC World Service adaptation of the novel Last Day in Limbo.

She made a 20-minute drama for With Light Productions in 2007 for director Anita Parry entitled The Lights of Santa Cruz. It co-starred Christian Rodska and was the story of two middle-aged divorcees doing up a boat on the Somerset coast. It was filmed in Watchet, Somerset (a small shipping port on the south west coast of England) over a four-day period, mostly on a refitted Swedish fishing boat, the Josefine. The film was entered into Bristol's Brief Encounters Festival and is currently looking for distribution.

Personal life

She is a former wife of Robin Scobey (1975–?).



1974John Halifax, GentlemanLouise
1976Satan's SlaveFrances
1980The Sea WolvesMrs. Cromwell
1981The Monster ClubAngela
1982Living Apart TogetherAmy
2007The Lights of Santa CruzBethShort


1969How We Used to LiveGirl1 episode
1971On the HouseMaureen1 episode
1973Wessex TalesNanny1 episode
1974 Marked PersonalJane Wright2 episodes
General HospitalNurse Laura HardyUnknown episodes
1975Space: 1999Dr. Monique Boucher1 episode
1976 The Glittering PrizesBarbara Morris4 episodes
BBC Play of the MonthJacqueline Maingot1 episode
Victorian ScandalsJane Brookfield1 episode
A Pitcher of Snakes
The CrezzAlexandra Tuke1 episode
19771990Delly Lomas8 episodes
1979 The Quatermass ConclusionClare Kapp
BBC Television ShakespeareAnne BoleynEpisode: The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII
Crown CourtMiranda Buckingham1 episode
The ProfessionalsSylvie1 episode
1980 BBC2 Playhouse1 episode
Lady KillersMadame Marie Fahey1 episode
Hammer House of HorrorLaurie Morton1 episode
1983 Number 10Frances Stevenson1 episode
The Mad DeathAnne Maitland
Storyboard1 episode
1984Morte d'ArthurQueen Guinevere
1985My Brother JonathanRachel Hammond
1986Lytton's DiaryHelena5 episodes
1988–90The Chronicles of NarniaThe White Witch, Narnian Hag and the Lady of the Green Kirtle
1998The Bill1 episode
2000Monsignor RenardMme Dufosse3 episodes


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