Ras was born in Hampstead, north west
London. The son of artists Clive Barker
and Rosemary Bruen, he spent his
childhood between London and the idyllic
surroundings of the Malvern hills in
In his summer holidays, he would
regularly be at an art gallery opening
or sitting in a recording studio with
his brother, ex studio engineer, Tad
Barker - who is the co-founder and
director of one of the biggest pro-audio
rental companies in Europe.
Although first attending acting classes
at the age of 7, Ras worked in business
before (in his own words) "finally
succumbing to the inevitable" and going
to drama school.
It was whilst he was attending the
Academy of Live and Performing Arts,
that he was discovered by Sylvia Young.
Since then, he has appeared in countless
independent films, and many television
series for the BBC and LWT.
He lives in Buckinghamshire.