Genevieve Barr is a deaf writer and actor from Yorkshire. After reading History and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh Genevieve taught at a secondary school in South London before her breakout performance in the lead role of the BBC’s The Silence.
Her talent as a writer was spotted by Jack Thorne who began mentoring her and is now attached to Executive Produce her first original project. Genevieve is currently working on two commissions for the BBC and has several more original projects in development.
As an actor, Genevieve is also known for her roles in BBC’s Press, BAFTA winning series The Fades, Call the Midwife and Channel 4’s Shameless. She most recently starred alongside Sarah Lancashire in Channel 4’s The Accident, which became the highest rated drama premiere of 2019.