Patrick Barber, known by the stage name Paul Barber (born 18 March 1951), is an English actor from Liverpool. Barber's mother died from tuberculosis when he was 7. He was then taken into care. His mother was from Middlesbrough. His father, originally from Sierra Leone, died when Paul (or Paddy as he was then known) and his brothers Brian, Paul, Mike and sisters Claudette and Lorraine were very young. Whilst he was in care, he was abused both physically and mentally. He notes that he has suffered like others, but channeled his emotions into acting. In a career spanning more than 45 years, he is best known for playing Denzil in Only Fools and Horses and Horse in The Full Monty.