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Barry Lavender

Barry Lavender, actor,
Photo of Barry Lavender © 2015 by Ralph Lucas. Used with permission.

B: February 16 in Toronto, Ontario

Once upon a time, Barry Lavender could have been described as a hippy. He is, after all, a former Greenpeace activist. In fact, he had worked in the film industry for over fifty years. An expert hand-rendered letterform artist, early in his career he hand-painted wild west signs on the set of Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller and worked behind the scenes on Gordons Pinsent’s The Rowdyman. For The Honeymoon, he not only acted in the movie but served as co-producer and designed all of the on screen graphics, packaging, tattoos and signage. He was the co-designer of the movie poster for the August Schellenberg 1986 film Confidential and donated a rare copy of it to the Northernstars Collection in 2014.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Fast Ones (1959)

The Honeymoon (2013)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Unforeseen (1960)
The Forest Rangers (1964)
Seaway (1966)

Confidential, movie poster
This poster for Confidential was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.