Date of Birth : Mar 28th 1960
Best known as the hologram named Rimmer in the long-running British television series Red Dwarf, as Gordon Brittas in The Brittas Empire and as the principal male voice on Spitting Image.
He began his show business career as one of the original Comedy Store Gong Show performers in London, which led to appearances on The David Essex Showcase and on the Jasper Carrott’s Lib series. From there, Barrie’s success led to garnering several of his own British television series — Coming Next, Hale and Pace and Pushing Up Daisies — and, in 1998, he toured the U.K. with his one-man show.
The role of Hillary, Lara Croft’s very proper butler who can turn his hand to a spot of martial artistry when necessary, was one he made his own in the first Tomb Raider movie, which was his debut on the big screen.