Barbara Bryne is a British-born U.S.-based stage, film and television actress. Onstage she has appeared in comedy, dramatic and musical productions. The London-born actress studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1982, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role as "Kath" in the first American production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane. She was in the original Broadway productions of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George and Into The Woods. She also performed in Sondheim's A Little Night Music in Washington, D.C..
On television she played "Mrs. Gaffney" on the Tony Randall series, Love, Sidney. She was also a frequent performer at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Among the plays in which she appeared there were Mother Courage, The Glass Menagerie, She Stoops to Conquer, Design for Living, and, most recently, Pygmalion. In 2011 she appeared as Queen Victoria in H.M.S. Pinafore, which was filmed for PBS in late August 2011.