Liza’s international career began in 1967 when she starred in Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. She made her first major impact on the British small screen in 1969 with the award winning Take Three Girls and went on to star in the BBC’s successful Bergerac. She was also a central character in the Emmy Award winning and long running Children’s television series Woof.
Liza’s other television credits include The Brothers, Brendon Chase, Pig in the Middle (three series) and Roll Over Beethoven with Nigel Planner (two series). Other appearances include Yes, Honestly, Wodehouse Playhouse, Queen of a Distant Country, Murder at the Wedding, That’s Love and Take Three Women. She also co-starred with Ben Kingsley in Shostakovich, and with Richard Burton in Wagner. Recently she has presented Liza’s Country for Anglia Television and Collector’s Lot for Channel 4.
Her recent theatrical appearances have included Lady Bracknell in Val May’s touring production of The Importance of Being Earnest. She then went on to play Mrs Erlynne in the UK tour of Lady Windermere’s Fan and has recently completed an Oscar Wilde hat trick by appearing as Mrs Cheverly in Peter Hall’s An Ideal Husband. Liza’s stage appearances also include: Mansfield Park at Chichester Festival Theatre; Arms and the Man and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Bristol Old Vic Company; Who’s on the Menu Tonight; The Case of the Only Levantine; Let’s Do It Your Way; The Flip Side; Blithe Spirit; The Hard Shoulder at the Aldwych; See how they Run at the Shaftesbury; Wife Begins at Forty at the Ambassadors, and a play written for her by NC Hunter – One Fair Daughter. Liza has also starred in No Sex Please – We’re British! with David Jason at the Strand Theatre, and The Signs of the Times with Kenneth More at the Vaudeville.
Liza lives in Norfolk with her husband, three dogs. She is Patron of a number of charities, including the National Canine Defence League, the RSPCA, the International League for the Protection of Horses, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and was proud to be President of the Hawk and Owl Trust for many years, passing the torch to Chris Packham in 2011.