Lizzie Hopley

Last updated 27 July 2014

Lizzie Hopley
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Elizabeth Hopley


Lizzie Hopley is a British actor and writer.

She has appeard in several Big Finish audio plays. Her first appearance was as the Eighth Doctor’s companion Gemma Griffin in Terror Firma. She also portrayed the sister of Davros in the I, Davros mini-series.

Hopley was born in Liverpool and trained at RADA. Her film and television work includes the recent film adaptation of Jane Eyre directed by Sin Nombre'Cary FukunagaThe Last Hangman, Channel 4's adaptation of Any Human Heart,Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), the BBC's The Day of the Triffids with Joely Richardson and Eddie Izzard and ITV's adaptation of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher starring Paddy Considine.

She recently finished a world tour of Cheek by Jowl''Tis Pity She's a Whore and is currently filming "Call the Midwife" Christmas Special.

Among her written work is the one-woman play Pramface, which explored the consequences of reality television and labelling people as chavs.

Her radio plays have included The Elizabethan Beauty Law (which starred Annette Badland as Queen Elizabeth), The Cenci Family (nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award) for BBC Radio 4 and Salome (which starred Ian BrookerFlorence Hoath and Kenneth Cranham) for BBC Radio 3.

In 2007 she voiced the Mantasphid Queen in the Doctor Who animated adventure The Infinite Quest. She was recently commissioned to write the screenplay "Killing Clovis Dardentor", an updated film adaptation of Jules Verne's Clovis Dardentor for