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Liza Tarbuck

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Liza Tarbuck
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Liza Tarbuck

Born: Sat 21st November 1964 (age: 53)

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Liza Tarbuck  is an English actress, television and radio presenter, and daughter of comedian Jimmy Tarbuck.

She trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA graduating in 1986 alongside Clive OwenRebecca PidgeonSerena Harragin and Mark Womack

Her first big break came in the late 1980s with a starring role in the long-running Granada Television comedy series Watching, in which she played a character called Pamela, opposite Emma Wray. Tarbuck then appeared as Angie in the 1988 Falklands War drama Tumbledown, which also starred Colin FirthPaul Rhys and David Calder. In 2001, she took the title role in Linda Green, which ran for two series, ending in 2002.

In more recent times, she has guest starred on the Ricky Gervais comedy Extras, and has appeared in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries as DI Fiona Knight. In 2004, Tarbuck appeared in Series 6 of the long-running BBC One comedy,French & Saunders, as a fictionalized version of herself, where she had the role of Producer for "Saunders & French Productions" with Christopher Hague-Moody. In 2005, Tarbuck appeared as Mrs. Jellyby in the BBC One Serial Bleak House.[1] And in 2006, She appeared in episode six of the sitcomSaxondale, as a full-figured rock chick.

In 2007, she lent her voice to the animated Doctor Who adventure, The Infinite Quest. 2007 also saw her starring in the ITV1 comedy drama 'Bonkers'.

In 2009 Tarbuck starred as Staff Nurse Tina in her first role in a feature film, The Be All and End All, alongside Eugene ByrneJosh BoltConnor McIntyreNeve McIntoshSuzanne Collins and Laura Swift.