Lisa Harrow Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


170 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Lisa is one of New Zealand’s best-known and most experienced actors, with a career that spans well over 40 years. She studied acting at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the late 1960s. She has won multiple awards for her work, including being honored as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the dramatic arts. Her screen and stage credits are too long to list in full, having played the lead in 8 feature films. Some of her most notable credits include her portrayal of Nancy Ayster in the BBC series of the same name,


2016Joe A Callaway Award for the Best Classical Performance in New York City for Volumnia in Coriolanus
1998Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role - Sunday, Independent Spirit Awards
1994Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role - That Eye That Sky Australian Film Inst
1992Best Actress in a Leading Role, Australian Film Institute - The Last Days of Chez Nous

Short Film.

2020Blue SmokeBeryl (Core)Dir. Ivan Barge

Feature Film.

2000Country (Lead)Indi Films (Ireland)
1997Sunday (Lead)Goatwork Films (US)
1994That Eye The Sky (Lead)Beyond Films (Australia)
1992The Last Days of Chez Nous (Lead)Jan Chapman Productions (Aus)
1985Shaker Run (Lead)Mirage Film (NZ)
1984Other Halves (Lead)Finlayson-Hill Productions (NZ)
1981Man From a Far Country (Lead)EMI (Poland)
1981Omen III: The Final Conflict (Lead)20th Century Fox (UK)
1975All Creatures Great and Small (Lead)EMI (UK)
1974It Shouldn't Happen to a VetHelen HarriotEMI Films
Dir. Eric Till
1973The Devil is a WomanEmilia Contreras (Lead)Euro International
Dir. Damiano Damiani


2020Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Ep 5 - Charlotte Chambers (Supporting)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2013Step-Dave Marrion (Major Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2004Jessica (Lead)Channel 10 (Australia)
1997Kavanagh, QC (Lead)Central TV and PBS
1995The Strawberry Tree (Lead)Meridian TV/PBS
1992Witchcraft (Lead)BBC
1991Strauss Dynasty (Lead)MRTV Film Productions (Austria)
1990Come in Spinner (Lead)Australian Broadcasting Corp
1990Sense of Guilt (Lead)BBC
1989Agatha Christie's PoirotMrs DanielsLWT
Dir. Andrew Grieve
1989Inspector MorseThelma RadfordZenith Productions
Dir. Peter Hammond
1989Nooni and Manni (Lead)European Co-Production
1988Act of Betrayal (Lead)LWT
1988Always Afternoon (Lead)SBS (Australia)
1987Lizzie's PicturesLizzie (Lead)BBC
1984Playing Shakespeare (Lead)LWT
1983Under Capricorn (Lead)South Australian Film Corp
1982Nancy AstorNancy Astor (Lead)BBC/PBS
1980Jekyll and Hyde (Lead)BBC/PBS
1980The Waterfall (Lead)BBC
19781990 (Lead)BBC


2018At The WakeJoan (Lead)Circa Theatre
Dir. Jane Yonge
2014At The WakeJoanMultinesia Productions
Dir. Roy Ward
2010Lion in WinterEleanor (Lead)Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
2009Hamlet Gertrude (Lead)Northern Stage, Vermont
2009IonCreusa (Lead)Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC
2009Rock 'n' RollEleanor/Esme (Lead)Studio Theatre, Washington DC
2007PhallacyRegina Leitner-Opfermann (Lead)Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC
2006The Cherry OrchardRaynevskya (Lead)Chautauqua Theatre Company
2006The Lion in WinterEleanor (Lead)Northern Stage, VT
2005All My SonsKate Keller (Lead)Chautauqua Theatre Company
2005The Cherry OrchardRaynevskya (Lead)Yale Rep
2004All My SonsKate Keller (Lead)Northern Stage,VT
2004Mary StuartElizabeth 1 (Lead)Pittsburgh Public Theatre
2003BeautyConstanceLa Jolla Playhouse
2003CopenhagenMargretheSanta Fe Stages
2002Collected StoriesRuth SteinerNorthern Stage, VT
2002The Last True MargaretSeattle Rep
2002The NotebookMiss ThorneSecond Stage, NYC
2001MedeaMedeaPittsburgh Public Theatre
2001Old TimesAnnaGeorge Street Playhouse, NJ
2000The Late Middle ClassesCeliaWilliamstown Theatre Festival
2000WitVivian BearingUnion Square Theatre, NY