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.
Since attending the Academy of Live and
Performing Arts, he has appeared in
countless independent films, and many
television series for BBC, Thames, and
LWT. Ras is currently co-writing a
sitcom for his production company, Extra
He lives in Buckinghamshire.