Elizabeth Ann Berrington (born 3 August 1970 in Wallasey on the Wirral in Cheshire) is an English actress and graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, she is best known for her roles as Ruby Fry in Waterloo Road, Paula Kosh in Stella, Mel Debrou in Moving Wallpaper and Dawn Stevenson in The Syndicate. She has also featured in British television series such as The Bill, Doc Martin, Doctor Who, The Office, Casualty, The Lakes, The Grimleys and Rose and Maloney.
Elizabeth Ann Berrington
3 August 1970
From 1996 to 1999, Berrington starred alongside Emma Wray and Tony Robinson in the ITV comedy-drama My Wonderful Life. In 1999, she played Marie Antoinette in Let Them Eat Cake, starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
In cinema, Berrington has featured in many popular films such as The Little Vampire and, more recently, Nanny McPhee with Emma Thompson and In Bruges alongside Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes. In 2008 and 2009, a she played Mel in Moving Wallpaper. She was in the 2008 Poirot episode "Cat Among the Pigeons". Berrington also featured in the 1993 Mike Leigh film Naked, and had a role in Leigh's 1996 drama film Secrets & Lies, starring Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Timothy Spall.
In 2009, Berrington and actress Shirley Henderson were the stars of the popular ITV drama May Contain Nuts in which she played Ffion, a snobbish suburban mother. Berrington also played Nicola, a nurse in the BBC Two comedy, Psychoville. She appeared as Food Technology teacher Ruby Fry in the BBC TV series Waterloo Road from 2009 to 2011, departing after two series. She played "Auntie" in "The Doctor's Wife", an episode in series 6 of Doctor Who. In 1997, she appeared in a TV Licence advert. In 2012, she was in an episode of New Tricks, playing a murderer called Grace. From 2012–13 she portrayed Paula Kosh in the Sky 1 comedy series Stella, in 2015 she returned for two episodes.
|1996||Secrets & Lies||Jane|
|1998||Urban Ghost Story||Mrs. Ash||Plays a psychic medium who communicates with ghosts|
|1999||Let Them Eat Cake||Marie-Antoinette|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Elizabeth McAshton|
|2003||The Office||Anne||Christmas Special Part 1 and 2|
|2008||In Bruges||Natalie Waters|
|2009–2011||Waterloo Road||Ruby Fry|
|2009||May Contain Nuts||Ffion||TV movie|
|2011||Doctor Who||Auntie||1 Episode; "The Doctor's Wife"|
|2011||Lapland||Paula||TV movie, continued as Being Eileen|
|2012||New Tricks||Grace Cusack||Series 9 Episode 8 "Blue Flower"|
|2012–13, 2015, 2016, 2017||Stella||Paula Kosh||Series 1–2, 4, 5 and 6|
|2013||Midsomer Murders||Libs Pearce||Episode: "The Christmas Haunting"|
|2015||The Syndicate||Dawn Stevenson||Series 3|
|2016||The Living and the Dead||Maud Hare|
|2016||Black Mirror||Jo Powers||Episode: "Hated in the Nation"|
|2017||Father Brown||Margaret Cartwright||Episode 5.9 "The Lepidopterist's Companion"|
|2018||Death In Paradise||Diane Smith||Series 7 Episode 1 "Murder from Above"|
|2018||Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators||Brenda Quintus||Series 1 Episode 3 “This Promised End”|
|2019||Vera||Paula||Series 9 Episode 3 "Cold River"|
|2021||The Nevers||Lucy Best||Recurring cast|
- "Family Business - Elizabeth Berrington plays Jessica Brooker". BBC. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- "BBC One commissions new six-part comedy series, Lapland". BBC. BBC Online. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Elizabeth Berrington on IMDb
- Elizabeth Berrington at AllMovie
- Elizabeth Berrington at Rotten Tomatoes