“Binnie” Barnes starred in both British and American films

Binnie Barnes (May 25, 1903 – July 27, 1998) an English born actress who starred in both British and American films, appearing in more than one hundred shorts, movies, and television shows in a career that spanned five decades. Binnie Barnes made her film debut in the English movie “Night in Montmartre” (1931). Barnes did twenty-six comedy shorts with Stanley Lupino, which led to her playing Catherine Howard in Charles Laughton’s “The Private Life of Henry VIII” (1933) and a year later a part in Douglas Fairbanks’ “The Private Life of Don Juan” (1934). In 1934 Binnie Barnes went to Hollywood where she played in more than 75 movies including “Diamond Jim” (1935) with Edward Arnold, “The Adventures of Marco Polo” (1938) with Gary Cooper, and “The Three Musketeers” (1939) with Don Ameche. Barnes retired from films in 1954, but returned for a few roles in the late 60s and early 70s. Her last film was “40 Carats” (1973) starring Liv Ullmann and Gene Kelly. 

Binnie Barnes

Binnie Barnes

Binnie Barnes (1938)

Binnie Barnes (1938)

Binnie Barnes

Binnie Barnes

Binnie Barnes

Binnie Barnes relaxing at home with a friend in 1936

Binnie Barnes relaxing at home with a friend in 1936

Binnie Barnes with Charles Laughton and Robert Donalt in "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1933)

Binnie Barnes with Charles Laughton and Robert Donalt in “The Private Life of Henry VIII” (1933)

Binnie Barnes with Jack Oakie and Adolphe Menjou in "Thanks for Everything" (1938)

Binnie Barnes with Jack Oakie and Adolphe Menjou in
“Thanks for Everything” (1938)

Binnie Barnes and Charles Laughton in "The Man From Down Under" (1943)

Binnie Barnes and Charles Laughton in
“The Man From Down Under” (1943)

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