Elizabeth McRae

Rebecca Nurse

Elizabeth was a founding member of Mercury Theatre Company, where she also taught voice and speech, and later acted for Theatre Corporate. Auckland Theatre Company credits include Mum’s Choir, Spreading Out, Collected Stories, The Cripple of Inishmann, The God Boy, The Wind in the Willows, Social Climbers and Uncle Vanya. Other theatre highlights include Once A Catholic, Under Milkwood, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Pygmalion, The Plough And The Stars, Happy Days, Not I and Vinegar Tom. Elizabeth was in the original cast of Shortland Street and played the character ‘Marj’ for the first four years. Other film and television credits include Thirty Days Of Nights, An Angel At My Table, Jubilee, Scarecrow and Never Say Die. She now lectures for Auckland University’s Drama Diploma Course and is currently on the Board of Women in Film and Television (WIFT). Last year, Elizabeth was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for Services to Acting.