Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

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Louise Barnes
Born Louise Barnes
(1974-04-26) 26 April 1974 (age 43)
South Africa
Occupation Actress, voice artist
Years active 2004–present

Louise Barnes (born 26 April 1974)[1] is a South African actress. Barnes gained recognition in South Africa for various roles in locally produced films and television series’. She is best known for her role in the 2009 South African/UK horror film, Surviving Evil, in which she starred alongside Billy Zane, Christina Cole and Natalie Mendoza. She also played Miranda Barlow in the 2014, Michael Bay and Jonathan E. Steinberg produced American television series Black Sails.

Life and education[edit]

Barnes was born in KwaZulu-Natal and graduated at the University of Witwatersrand with an Honours Degree in Dramatic Art. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband and daughter. She once co-owned a health studio after training in the United States as an instructor of Bikram yoga. She has received critical acclaim for her performance on the series Scandal! for which she won a SAFTA award for Best Actress in a TV Soap.


Barnes has starred in numerous South African produced films and series including Egoli, 7de Laan, Binnelanders, Scandal!, Sorted, Suburban Bliss, S.O.S. and the South African/Canadian co-production Jozi-H. She appears in the 2014 American television series Black Sails, for which she has received critical acclaim for her performance. Entertainment weekly called her character “intriguing” and “mysterious”.[2] She reprised her role in the second season which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa and aired in 2015.[3]



Year Film Role Notes
1993 Where Angels Trend
2002 Boarderline Karen Kendler
2003 Hoodlun & Son Celia
2004 Critical Assignment Laura
2009 Surviving Evil Rachel Rice


Year Film Role Notes
1996 Suburban Bliss
1997-2000 Egoli Adele de Bruyn de Koning
2006-2007 Jozi-H Jocelyn Del Rossi
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia Mary Bates
2009-2013 Scandal! Donna Hardy SAFTA Winner—Best Actress in a TV Soap[4]
2014-2015 Black Sails Miranda Barlow
2017 Outsiders Moregon


  • Life x 3 – Sonja. By Alan Swerdlow at Theatre on the Square.
  • Fanie’s Angel – Tish. By Sylvaine Strike at KKNK.
  • Kindertranspor – Faith. By Barbara Rubin at Market Theatre.
  • Beautiful Bodies – Clair. By Mark Graham at Wits Amphitheatre.
  • Heresy – Frances. By Anthony Ackerman at Wits Amphitheatre.
  • Isabella – Melisa. By Lucy Voss-Price at Wits Amphitheatre.

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