Petronella Barker

Petronella Barker is a Norwegian actress.


(Objekt ID 5733)
Object type Person
Born October 29, 1965
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Petronella Barker was nominated for The Hedda Award 2009 in the category of best leading actress for the role of Rebecca West in Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen, The National Theatre:

"Petronella Barker was born in England, but grew up in Fredrikstad. She was educated at The National Academy of Theatre, and made her debut at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde in 1988. In 1990 she started working for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), and in 1996 for The National Theatre, where she has interpreted roles as diverse as the pantry mouse in The Animals in The Hunchback Wood, Léone in Black Battles with Dogs, The Spirit/Narrator in Growth of the Soil and the title role of Hedda Gabler. She has had roles in many of Ole Anders Tandberg's productions in Sweden, including the role of Agnes in Brand at Gothenburg City Theatre (2001).

She has also made her mark in a number of movies, one can mention Sweetwater (1988), Thrane's Methode (1998) and Hawaii, Oslo (2004), and for TV she has, among other things, played in Codename Hunter from 2007."