Elizabeth McRae Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


164 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

A seasoned professional in the acting industry, Elizabeth has had a wide and varied career that spans over 40 years. She is best-known for her role as Marjorie Brasch on New Zealand’s prime time drama Shortland Street. Her other notable screen credits include feature films An Angel At My Table and Rest for the Wicked, along with television series such as Go Girls and The Blue Rose. Most recently, Elizabeth starred as Mrs. Marlow for 5 seasons of mystery series The Brokenwood Mysteries.


2006Appointment as an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit

Film Film.

2020Mothers of the Revolution Eunice (Guest)GFC Films
Dir. Briar March

Short Film.

2019StellaStella (Lead)Dir. Alison Titulaer
2011CheckoutDir. Wayne Tourell
2008Journey To IhipaGladys (Lead)Journey To Ihipa Ltd
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2004Eating SausageJoyceDir. Zia Madviwalla
2004The Father's ShoesMotherDir. Sam Scott
2002D.O.T MatrixBetty (Lead)God Zone Pictures
Dir. Reuben Pollock

Feature Film.

2010Rest For The WickedLillian (Lead)Lippy Pictures
Dir. Simon Pattison
200630 Days of NightHelen Munson (Support )Ghost House Pictures
Dir. David Slade
1999JubileeAgnes Morrison (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Michael Hurst
1998Wild BlueMyraDaybreak Pictures
Dir. Dale Bradley
1990An Angel at My TableNurse (Support )Hibiscus Films
Dir. Jane Campion
1988Never Say DieDaisy (Support)Everard Films
Dir. Geoff Murphy
1982The ScarecrowMrs Peacock (Support )Oasis Films
Dir. Sam Pillsbury


2019The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 6Mrs MarloweSouth Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2018The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 5Mr MarloweSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2017Shortland Street - 25th AnniversaryMarjorie Brasch (Returning Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2017The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 4Mrs Marlowe (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2015The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 2 & 3Mrs Marlowe (Major Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014Agent Anna Series 2Hazel (Guest)Great Southern Film & Television
2014Only In Aotearoa - Comedy Web SeriesVarious (Guest)Kura Productions
2014The KickGrandma Donald (Guest)Great Southern Film & Television
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2013Jono and Ben at 10Herself (Guest)Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2013Power Rangers Elderly lady (Guest)Power Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2013Shortland StreetMarjorie Brasch (Returning Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2012The Blue RoseBerylSouth Pacific Pictures
2008Go Girls Series 1MavisSouth Pacific Pictures
2008Life's a RiotPensioner Woman (Support)Riot Productions
Dir. Ian Mune
2006Head CasesMary (Support )Telefeature - South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Terry Johnson
2002Mercy Peak Series 2Mitzy Geers (Guest)
2002Shortland StreetMarjorie Neilson Brasch (Lead/Core)South Pacific Pictures
1999The OverstayerJaniceTala Pasifika Productions
1996Home MovieThea (Guest )Montana Sunday Theatre/TVNZ
Dir. Fiona Samuel
1992Shortland StreetMarjorie Neilson Brasch (Lead/Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Tony Holden
1991Growing RichMrs McLeanAnglia Television/UK
Dir. Roger Gregory


2013White Rabbit, Red RabbitSilo Theatre
Dir. Nassim Soleimanpour
2007The CrucibleRebecca NurseAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2006Mum's ChoirAunty NolaAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. John Callen
2004Spreading OutElizabethAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Tony Taylor
2002The World's WifeVariousInternational Festival of the Arts
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
2000Collected StoriesRuthAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
2000The God BoySister Angela/AbortionistAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Stuart Devenie
1999The Cripple of InnishmaanMammyAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Simon Prast
1998Wind in the WillowsWasherwoman/HedgehogAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Raymond Hawthorne
1997Social ClimbersKathAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Cathy Downes
1996Uncle VanyaMarinaAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
1994RicordiMrs FairleighInternational Festival of the Arts
Dir. Colin McColl
1993Three Tall WomanWoman BThe Court Theatre, Christchurch
Dir. Elric Hooper


2014Burger King - TV & OnlineColenso BBDO
2012Wishing of Biddy Malone DVDIrish NarratorNeon Onion Productions Ltd
Dir. Nada Cottrell
2008Four Square - Radio
2008Netball NZ - Radio
2008NZ Herald - Radio
2008Prime TV- Antiques Roadshow, TV.
2008Rabo Plus - Radio
2008Warehouse- Singstar, Radio
2007Several Short StoriesVariousRadio NZ
Dir. Duncan Smith
2007Shell - Radio
2007The Sound of Butterflies - By Rachel KingNarratorRadio NZ
Dir. Pru Langbein
2006Micro Genetics - TV
2006Power Rangers: Mystic ForceVoice "White Tribunal"
2006Yellow Pages - Radio
2005NZ Herald - Radio
2004Coca Cola - Radio
2004Dowargo Sciences - Radio
2004Waikato University - Radio
2003The Colour of War The AnzacsTVNZ