Elizabeth "Liz" White (born 5 November 1979) is an English actress born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. She is best known for her role as Annie Cartwright in the two series of the BBC speculative fiction drama Life on Mars, which was originally transmitted in 2006 and 2007. She was trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, appearing in the 2003 TV series Teachers and the 2004 Mike Leigh's film Vera Drake.
Television and theatre
White's other prominent TV roles were in Season One of the ITV show The Fixer, playing Jess Mercer, the sister of John Mercer. She also played Shannon in The Empresses' New Clothes, an episode of Fairy Tales, which were the BBC's modern takes on classic children's stories. In April 2011, she appeared in the BBC adaptation The Crimson Petal and the White.
She featured in the music video for Bush's final single "Inflatable", and starred in the Hammer Films 2012 adaptation of The Woman in Black as the eponymous woman. In July 2014, White starred as Melissa in episodes 1 and 2 of the original audio drama 'Osiris' by Everybodyelse Productions, and in 2014 as Lizzie Mottershead in BBC One's Our Zoo, a drama series about the man who created Chester Zoo and the impact it had on his family.
On stage she starred as in the lead role of Heavenly Critchfield in Tennessee Williams' Spring Storm at the former Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre in London in 2010, transferred from The Royal & Derngate Northampton production where it premiered in 2009. In 2011, she appeared in A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood at the Lyttelton at the National Theatre in 2011, where she appeared in 2013 again in a double role in Simon Stephens' new play Port.
Currently (October 2014), she appears as Chrysothemis in Electra by Sophocles opposite Kristin Scott Thomas at the Old Vic Theatre in London, which also stars Peter Wight who plays her father-in-law in the BBC series Our Zoo.
|2002||Auf Wiedersehen, Pet||Lorraine||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2002||Always and Everyone||Mandy||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #4.1")|
|2002||Ultimate Force||Beth Dow||TV series (3 episodes: 2002-2003)|
|2003||Teachers||Eileen||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2004||Ten Minute Movie||1st Girl in Bar||short|
|2004||Vera Drake||Pamela Barnes|
|2004||Blue Murder||Vicki Swift||TV series (1 episode: "Lonely")|
|2004||Nathan Barley||Cashier||Pilot episode|
|2004||Thing Called Love, AA Thing Called Love||Paula Roberts||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2005||Angell's Hell||Sarah||TV movie|
|2006||Street, TheThe Street||Eileen Harper||TV series (1 episode: "The Accident")|
|2006||Vincent||Laura Morris||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.2")|
|2006||Life on Mars||Annie Cartwright||TV series (16 episodes: 2006-2007)|
|2008||The Fixer||Jess Mercer||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2008||Fairy Tales||Shannon||TV series (1 episode: "The Empress's New Clothes")|
|2008||New Town Killers||Alice Kelly|
|2008||Agatha Christie's Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye||Jennifer Fortescue||Television film|
|2009||A Short Stay in Switzerland||Sophie||Television film|
|2010||Garrow's Law||Isabella Jasker||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.2")|
|2011||Crimson Petal and the White, TheThe Crimson Petal and the White||Caroline||TV mini-series (2 episodes)|
|2011||The Send Off||short|
|2012||Woman in Black, TheThe Woman in Black||Jennet Humphrey/The Woman in Black|
|2012||Doctor Who||Alice||"The Snowmen" - Series 7|
|2013||The Paradise||Lucille Ballentine||Episode #2.6|
|2013||Uwantme2killhim?||Janet (MI5 agent)|
|2014||From There to Here||Joanne|
|2014||Line of Duty||Jo||TV series (Series 2)|
|2014||Our Zoo||Lizzie Mottershead||TV series|
|2014||New Tricks||Julia Kane||Episode: "Romans Ruined"|
|2016||Grantchester||Vivian Whitaker||TV series (Season 2, Episode 3)|