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A highly regarded and much sought after actor known for her versatility and her fully inhabited, emotionally charged characters, Liz brings a blend of danger and vulnerability to her work. Her distinguished career spans over three decades in theatre, film and television. A highly skilled and intuitive actor Liz, is also a respected teacher, coach and theatre director.

Liz can soon be seen on television on as Donna in the highly  anticipated sci-fi horror series FROM (Epix/Netflix 2022), produced by The Russo brothers and the executive producing team from LOST. In a nightmarish town in middle America that traps everyone who enters. 

 

She has appeared in over 75 film and television series, TV work includes her role as serial Killer Francis Thorp in Mary Kills People (Canadian Screen Award nomination), Clarice, Surrealestate, Transplant, Alias Grace, When Hope Calls, Hotzone - Anthrax, Orphan Black, V-Wars, Slings and Arrows, The Imposters, Frankie Drake, and Murdoch Mysteries 

Liz will also be seen in the soon to be released Indie film Door Mouse. Other film appearances include It, All My Puny Sorrows, Girl, Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Liz also has as considerable number of cartoon, video game and commercial voice-over credits, notably Franklin the Turtle, Sailor Moon, Ubisoft's WatchDog Legion and Falling Squirrel's recently released, The Vale - a trailblazing video game for the seeing impaired.

On stage Liz has worked extensively at theatres throughout Canada, on a wide variety of projects from Shakespeare and Shaw to modern classics, 'In-yer-face', and new Canadian works, as well as producing, directing, and acting in independent production she has worked and studied with many of our finest theatre creators and teachers, and has been graced with some extraordinary collaborators over the years.

In addition to acting and directing Liz gets a great deal of pleasure through her teaching and coaching.

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I am blown away time and time again by what actors do; awestruck by those moments when they draw all the pieces together. It is an extraordinarily beautiful and thrilling feat to witness, and it is a gift to have a hand the facilitation of its being, whether my role be director, teacher, or coach. 

I am a regular instructor at Randolph College for the Performing Arts and George Brown College's Theatre Performance Program, and I have for many years taught drama and acting at Young People's Theatre where I was an artist-educator in residence. I having coached privately for over a decade, including having coached the first winner of Canada's Triple Sensation - John-Michael Scapin. I have also taught workshops for many of Toronto's leading arts organizations including Soulpepper, Shakespearience, Shakespeare In the Ruff, Ryerson ACT II, Words in Motion, and Shakespeare'sCool: an after school drama program, which I co-founded with fellow actress Deborah Drakeford.

I hold a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and an MA in Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto, as well has having trained further in movement, improvisation, and speech. I have trained as a live performance audio describer, and for years taught the Nia Technique. In recent years I have also turned my hand to writing, from which I derive great deal of pleasure. it has offered me a new way to explore the action and breath found in words. Underlying all this is my being a mother; which has enriched my experience of the world immeasurably, and which though it does not lie at the root of my craft, certainly has informed it.

I am intrigued by possibilities; I am thrilled by the revelations offered by nuance; I marvel at impulse and intuition; am moved by discovery; hold rigour in high regard; and am fascinated by the stories that each of us embody, and how we bring those stories to life.

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COACHING BIO COPY - LIZ

 

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Liz brings over 30 years of acting, directing and teaching experience to to the table. A much sought after, versatile actor, Liz holds a BFA in acting from the University of Alberta and an MA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Toronto. She has coached privately for over 10 years as well as being regular acting instructor at George Brown College's Theatre Program and Randolph College for the Performing Arts as well as leading workshops for such leading arts organizations as Shakespearience, Soulpepper and Young People's Theatre. 


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Liz brings over 30 years of acting, directing and teaching experience to to the table

A much sought after and versatile actor Liz holds a BFA in acting from the University of Alberta and an MA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Toronto

Liz has coached privately for over 10 years as well as being regular acting instructor at George Brown College's theatre performance program and at Randolph College for the Performing Arts as well as leading workshops for such leading arts organizations as Shakespearience, Soulpepper and Young People's Theatre, among others. 

Selected film and television credits include regular roles in Global's Mary Kills People and Hallmark's When Hope Calls, as principal roles in Alias Grace, IT, Orphan Black, Disappearance at Clifton Hill, Imposters, Slings and Arrows, Frankie Drake, Schitt's Creek, Saving Hope, and Murdoch Mysteries.

As an actor she has had the great fortune to work with such talents as Caroline Davernhas, Catherine O'Hara, Tuppence Middleton, Mercedes Ruhl, Tatania Maslany, Greta Scacchi and Hilary Swank. She has also lent her voice to numerous cartoons, videogames and commercials, notably the long running series Franklin the Turtle 

Theatre credits includes several seasons at the Shaw Festival, leading roles in theatres through Canada including Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Young People's Theatre, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Videocabaret (Dora Nomination for Confederation) Citadel Theatre, Nexus Theatre ( Sterling Award Nominee for 27 Wagons' Full of Cotton), Vancouver Playhouse, The Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Aquarius Chekhov Collective (My Theatre Award Nominee for A Midsummer Night's Dream) as well as appearing in numerous independent theatre productions.

COACHING BIO COPY - CLIFF

 

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Cliff brings years over 35 years of acting and teaching experience to the table​. One of Canada's foremost physical actors he is a graduate of George Brown College's Theatre Performance Program and has worked extensively in in film, television, and voice as well as in theatres throughout Canada and in the United States. Teaching credits include private coaching and teaching at Humber College, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, The Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Young People's Theatre. His specialty as a teacher is a focus on Physical theatre.


 

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Cliff brings years over 35 years of acting and teaching experience to the table

One of Canada's foremost physical actors he is a graduate of George Brown College's Theatre Performance Program and has worked extensively in in film, television, and voice as well as in theatres throughout Canada and in the United States 

Teaching credits include private coaching and teaching at Humber College, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, The Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Young People's Theatre. His specialty as a teacher is a focus on Physical theatre.

​Theatre credits include the original production of Tony Award nominated 39 Steps on Broadway and at Huntington Theatre in Boston (Irne award nominee), Monsieur Thénardier in both the Broadway and Toronto Productions of Les Miserables. Other credits include principal roles at Soulpepper, the Stratford Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Festival (Jefferson Award nominee for The Heir Apparent), Tarragon Theatre, Mirvish Prod., Young People's Theatre      ( Dora Nominee for Pinocchio), The Citadel, Disney Prod.(Dora nominee for Beauty and The Beast ), The Grand Theatre, Drayton and Blyth Festivals. He has also choreographed fights and other physical work for a number of theatre productions.

​​Selected film and television credits include Chicago, Shazam, Titans, Open Range, Outlander, Murdoch Mysteries, American Gods, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Joan of Arc, Saving Hope and Northern Rescue. He has also lent his voice to numerous commercials and cartoons including Camp Lake Bottom, Quads, Doozers ​and Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks.

Cliff has had the great pleasure to working with such screen luminaries as Annette Bening, Robert Duvall, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Holly Hunter, Neil Patrick Harris, John Hurt,  Catherine Zeta Jones, and  Renee Zellwieger.

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