Glynis Barber

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Actress (1955)
Mon Jan 23 2023
By   Binaya_22

Glynis Barber is an actress popularly known for playing Detective Sergeant Harrier Makepeace in the 80s TV show Dempsey and Makepeace. The show also featured a late actor Ray Smith as Spikings and her husband, Michael Brandon, as one of the show's protagonists. Michael played the role of Dempsey in the show.

Some other recognizable works of Barber are EastEnders, Blake's 7, Point Break, and Night & Day. Besides acting, she also does voice-over works, runs a business, and is a health & beauty writer.

Relationship Timeline Of Glynis Barber And Michael Brandon

Dempsey and Makepeace actor Glynis Barber is married to Michael Brandon. The two walked down the aisle on November 18, 1989. Movie actors have made a bit of a reputation that their marriages don't last long. 

The lovely couple Barber and Glynis are the exceptions, as they have been together for over three decades. Like every relationship, their marriage hasn't been smooth sailing, but their love has always proved stronger as they have gone through those phases together.

Glynis Barber is wearing a green suit and Michael Brandon is wearing a black suit.
Glynis Barber with her husband, Michael Brandon (Source: Glynis Barber Instagram @glynisbarber)

Barber first met Brandon on the sets of the show Dempsey and Makepeace in 1985, where they two worked together in the lead. The two dated each other for a year before taking their relationship to the next level. 

Barber and Glynis didn't always like each other rather, they hated each other. Barber recalls that he was very loud and unpleasant on the set and was worried about how she would work with him. She discovered later that he wasn't like that and was practicing his character.

Glynis Barber And Michael Brandon Has A Son

Barber has a son, Alexander Mac Brandon, and she had him with her husband, Michael Brandon. Alex, as his mother calls him, was born in 1992, around three years after she tied the knot with Brandon. 

Both Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon are holding the hands of Alexander Mac Brandon in the picture.
Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon with their son, Alexander Mac Brandon, on the cover of Hello! Magazine (Source: magazine mix)

Alex is a grown man today, and it's nice to learn that the parents and son share a good bond. Barber had shared a story about her son from when he first watched Dempsey and Makepeace

It is the show where Alex's parents first met. She revealed that he couldn't stop his laughter and loved the show. Other than that, Alex lives a private life away from the media.

Net Worth Of Glynis Barber & Michael Brandon

Glynis Barber has an estimated net worth of $400,000, similar to Jas Leverette. She found a lot of success as an actress, with her most successful work on screen being the classic British tv series Dempsey & Makepeace

Besides acting, Glynis also makes money through writing as she is a health & beauty writer. She also founded Ageless by Glynis Barber, where she provides information on health and beauty and makes some money through this too.

Glynis husband, Michael Brandon, has an estimated net worth of $15 Million. Like Barber, acting is his biggest source of income. The biggest film he has been involved with is Captain America: The First Avenger, where he played the role of Sen. Brandt

Unfortunately, the amount Michael received for the film remains undisclosed, but the film earned a total collection of $176.6 Million. So, it's safe to assume he must have been paid well.

Previously Married To Paul Anthony-Barber

Glynis Barber was previously married to Paul Anthony-Barber. The two were married for a brief period, from 1976 to 1979. However, the ex-couple hasn't revealed much about their marriage. So, the story of how they fell in love and the reason behind ending their marriage remains undisclosed. But, it is known that they met in a drama school.

Paul Anthony-Barber is on a suit and a tie as he has a laptop in front of him in the picture.
Glynis Barber's ex-husband, Paul Anthony-Barber (Source: IMDb)

Anthony Barber is an established actor in the UK. The English Actor's recognizable works are Hereafter, Home Fries, and House of Anubis. You might recognize him from the classic film V for Vendetta. He played the role of Valerie's father in the film.

Barber Lost Her Mother At Seventeen

Yes, it is true that Barber lost her mother at seventeen. Her name is Heather Maureen van der Riet. She shared an amazing bond with her mother; it was hard to move on for her when she passed away.

One of Heather's favorite things to do was traveling. She has been to numerous places like Venice and Paris. Law & Order: UK actress Barber has revealed that her mother had a habit of collecting gold charms from the places she traveled to, as reported by Daily Mail

Heather was previously married to Frederick Werndly Barry van der Riet, Barber's father. Their marriage crumbled as the two divorced when Barber was only five years old.

Charities Work By Barber 

Barber is a generous woman who likes to give back to people. She is involved with Protimos, a charity that helps and provides assistance to marginalized communities in Africa. She and her husband, Brandon, are also associated with The Autism Trust UK. Both of them are patrons of the charity.

Glynis Barber is wearing a shining pink suit.
Glynis Barber at an event organized for Teenage Cancer Trust (Source: Glynis Barber Instagram @glynisbarber)

Barber has been regularly donating to these charities. She and her husband have previously appeared on the British reality show Mr and Mrs, where they won $24,000. They donated all of that money to The Austims Trust UK.

Glynis Barber Doesn't Have A Breakfast

The South African actress Glynis doesn't have breakfast as part of her healthy lifestyle. Rather, she eats two large meals to make up for it. Not only that, but she has also stopped consuming grains and also has stopped drinking water during the day.

Besides acting, Barber is popularly known for her looks. In terms of looks, just like Keanu Reeves, she has aged like a fine wine as she continues to look better with age. 

Glynis's secret for looking young is living a healthy lifestyle. You could achieve that by doing surgeries, but she is afraid of doing them. Daily Mail has reported her saying that she is surgery-phobic and is a coward. 

Early Life And Career Details

Barber was born in Durban, but she grew up in Johannesburg. She fell in love with acting at a very young age. This led her to join the drama classes at her school, where she learned a lot more. Her love for drama also led her to London, where she studied at Mountview Theatre School.

According to her IMDb page, Barber has been active in the film industry since 1978. She played the role of Carol Tucker in Terror. But, before that, she started as an assistant stage manager. Her big break in acting came through the now-classic show Dempsey and Makepeace. To this day, it is her most recognizable work.

Where Did Dempsey and Makepeace Actress Barber Study Drama?

Barber studied drama at the Mountview Theatre School. The school is located in Peckham, South London. She first joined the institute at eighteen and studied here for three years. However, this happened a bit later than initially planned. 

Glynis went to study at this institute a bit later because of her mother's death. Heather's death greatly impacted her life, and she needed time to get things together and heal from it. Hence, she joined Mountview School later than initially planned.


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