Barry Foster

Barry Foster

Highest Rated: 90% Frenzy (1972)

Lowest Rated: 47% Ryan's Daughter (1970)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Following his studies at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Barry Foster worked briefly as a plastics chemist before making his first professional stage appearance in 1952. Foster's London debut occurred in 1955; the following year, he made his first film. While he lists his favorite stage role as Hamlet, for many years he was most familiar to audiences for his snippish comedy roles. He was cast spectacularly against type in Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972) as Bob Rusk, the outwardly charming grocer who turns out to be the sexually degenerate necktie murderer. On television, Barry Foster has appeared in such miniseries as A Woman Called Golda (1981) and Smiley's People (1982) and has starred as a methodical Dutch detective in the Van der Valk series.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Beyond the Next Mountain Alan Montforce 2004
No Score Yet King of the Wind Mr. Williams 1990
89% Maurice Dean Cornwalis 1987
88% The Whistle Blower Charles Greig 1987
No Score Yet Three Kinds of Heat George Norris 1987
No Score Yet After Pilkington Derek 1987
No Score Yet Hotel Du Lac David Simmonds 1986
No Score Yet To Catch a King Max Winter 1984
85% Heat and Dust Maj. Minnies 1983
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Wingate 1982
67% The Wild Geese Balfour 1978
No Score Yet Sweeney! McQueen 1977
No Score Yet A Quiet Day in Belfast John Slattery 1975
No Score Yet Divorce His/Divorce Hers Donald Trenton 1973
90% Frenzy Bob Rusk 1972
47% Ryan's Daughter Tim O'Leary 1970
67% Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Edwards 1969
No Score Yet Twisted Nerve Gerry Henderson 1969
No Score Yet The Guru Chris 1969
No Score Yet Inspector Clouseau Addison Steele 1968
80% Robbery Frank 1967
86% The Family Way Joe Thompson 1966
86% King and Country Lt. Webb 1965
No Score Yet Surprise Package US Marshal 1960
No Score Yet Yesterday's Enemy Actor 1959
No Score Yet Sea of Sand (Desert Patrol) Cpl. Matheson 1958
No Score Yet Dunkirk Don R 1958
No Score Yet Sea Fury Vincent 1958
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) McCarthy 1957
82% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Bill Roper 1956


No Score Yet Inspector Morse
No Score Yet Mystery!
Howarth Reece Dr. Howarth 1990
100% Smiley's People
Saul Enderby 1982


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