Elizabeth Hawthorne is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and respected actors. Her Auckland Theatre Company credits include THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, DOUBT, UP FOR GRABS, SERIAL KILLERS, VITA AND VIRGINIA, THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, THE BELLBIRD, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, MASTERCLASS and THE GRADUATE. Other theatre highlights include AS YOU LIKE IT and THREE SISTERS.
Amongst Elizabeth’s many film credits are 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, UNDERWORLD 3, JUBILEE, THE FRIGHTENERS, SAVAGE HONEYMOON, THE LAST TATOO, ALEX and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. Television experience includes SHORTLAND STREET, SPIN DOCTORS and OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE. Among other screen awards, Elizabeth was named the Nokia Best Supporting Actress in Film for her role in SAVAGE HONEYMOON (2000) and received an AFTA Award for Best Comedy Performance for SPIN DOCTORS (2003).
In 2001, Elizabeth received an ONZM for Services to The Theatre in the Queen’s Birthday List.