Friday, July 15, 2011

Julia Barr Returning to ALL MY CHILDREN in September

Actress Julia Barr returns to the television role she played for 30 years which earned her eight Emmy Award nominations, Brooke English on ALL MY CHILDREN.  The actress will tape a week of episodes in August, which will air in September -- the final shows of the daytime drama to be televised on the ABC Television Network. 

Barr joined the show in 1976 and left in 2006. In 2010, by popular demand, she returned for a three month run, pairing Brooke with actor David Canary’s character Adam Chandler, one of her long-time loves.  

In making the announcement Barr said, “I am thrilled to be back on the show personally and professionally for what will be an exciting and emotional time.  I have no idea yet what brings Brooke back to Pine Valley, but trust that Lorraine Broderick -- AMC’s best head writer in the history of the show -- has something brilliant in the works.  I can’t wait to see my old friends -- the cast and crew -- and dive into a week of shows that will hopefully bring pure satisfaction to fans.”  

Her work on ALL MY CHILDREN garnered Barr eight Emmy Award nominations (1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001), and she won the trophy both in 1990 and 1998 for “Outstanding Supporting Actress.”  In 1990, she also took home a Soap Opera Digest Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” and she received another nomination from the magazine in 2002.  Among her other television credits are GATHERING OF ONE, THE ADAMS CHRONICLES and RYAN'S HOPE. Her film credits include I, the Jury.

Her stage credits include touring with Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon in the national company of "West Side Waltz".  Her off-Broadway credits includeKerouac and Leonard Melfi’s "Butterfaces."  She also toured in Alan Ayckbourn's "Absurd Person Singular." She returned to the stage in July 2010 in a production of "Arsenic and Old Lace," in Ottawa, IL alongside her ALL MY CHILDREN cast mate Walt Willey who also produced the play.

1 comment:

  1. YAY! All My Children just isn't the same when Julia Barr isn't there. Why a two-time Emmy winner would be forced out in the first place is beyond me. I hope we get at least one good old Erica/Brooke catfight while she's there...and of course, I'm hoping we see her again once AMC moves online.