Glynis Barber is a South African actress who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 1978. She is well-known for acting in the soap opera ‘EastEnders,’ where she played Glenda Mitchell. Barber is also famous for her films ‘Edge of Sanity’ in 1989, ‘Hammer of the Gods’ in 2013. Moreover, she is also a theatre artist who has performed in different productions like ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Love Letters,’ and many more.

Quick Info
Full NameGlynis van der Riet
Birth Date25 October 1955
Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
Parents NameFrederick Werndly Barry van der Riet
Heather Maureen (Robb)
HusbandPaul Antony-Barber (divorced)
Michael Brandon (1979-Present)
Children1 son- Alexander Max Brandon
Net Worth 2024$8 million
Star SignScorpio
Height5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm)
Weight55kg (122lbs)
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Where was Glynis Barber born?

Actress Glynis Barber’s birth name is Glynis van der Riet, born on 25 October 1955 in Durban, South Africa. She was born to her parents Frederick Werndly Barry van der Riet and Heather Maureen (Robb). She is the single child of her parents and has no siblings. After her parents separated, she was raised by her mother and her step-father in Johannesburg. Additionally, Glynis Barber is currently 68 years old with a Scorpio star sign.

What does her early childhood look like?

Actress Glynis Barber wanted to become an actress at an early age. This led her to study drama, and also her parents agreed to let her study drama after she graduated from her school. As a child, Glynis was a shy kid. However, she became active during her teen and participated in different activities. Sadly, her mother died when Glynis was seventeen years old.

Where did Glynis Barber receive her education?

After her mother’s death, she couldn’t go to study drama. So instead, she did modeling and supported her family. After a year, she finally attended Mount view Theatre School in London. She took a three-year drama course.

What is Glynis Barber nationality?

Glynis Barber holds South African nationality. As per her ethnicity, she is White. Moreover, Barber is of Afrikaner descent. Talking about her religion, she has not disclosed anything about her religious beliefs.

Is Glynis Barber physically fit?

Actress Glynis Barber stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm) tall and weighs around 55kg (122lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body type. Besides this, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color. Glynis is physically fit.

What are Glynis’s social media handles?

Glynis Barber has an active presence on social media accounts. Her Twitter handle (@MsGlynisBarber) has 49.5K followers. In addition, she has an Instagram account (@glynisbarber) that has 40.2K followers. Moreover, she also has her own website (, where she posts her information.

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Is Glynis Barber married or divorced? 

Glynis Barber met actor Paul Antony-Barber while attending drama school. He is also known for playing in ‘EastEnders’ as Robert. They eventually closed and married him in 1976. But sadly, their marriage lasted for only three years. They separated in 1979. After this, she then dated actor Steven Pacey, but eventually, they also broke up. Steven is now married to Joan Marine.

In 1984, she became one of the casts of the series named ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ where she shared the screen alongside her co-star Michael Brandon. Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon married in 1989. This couple gave birth to their son named Alexander Max Brandon in 1992. This couple currently resides in Los Angeles, United States of America.

How did Glynis Barber start her career in acting?

Glynis Barber has an interest in acting, so she decided to pursue an acting career. She has worked in theatre as a theatre artist. Moreover, she has performed plays like ‘Macbeth,’ ‘High Flyers,’ ‘Love Letters,’ etc., in theatre. Glynis is also known for her role as Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the British police drama ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ from 1985–1986. Her other famous roles are in ‘EastEnders,’ ‘Emmerdale,’ ‘Night and Day,’ and many others. She is lucky enough to share her screen with famous actors like Hugh Grant, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McShane, Dan Aykroyd, etc.

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Has Glynis won any awards?

Glynis Barber has contributed a lot to the industry. She has worked in theatre as a theatre artist. Moreover, she has performed plays like ‘Macbeth,’ ‘High Flyers,’ ‘Love Letters,’ etc. Likewise, she has received the nomination from the British Soap Award for her role in ‘Night & Day’ in 2002.

What is the Net Worth of Glynis Barber?

Actress Glynis Barber earns from her professional career. As of the year 2024, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Moreover, Glynis has garnered fame and name and a good earning. She earns a salary of 10000 USD To 500000 USD per month. Talking about her husband, Michael Brandon, he is also an actor. His estimated net worth is $15 million.