Lisa Harrow's CV marks her out as one of New Zealand's most prodigious acting exports. After starring in Twelfth Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 25, she got serious about screen acting in the 1980s and worked everywhere from Iceland to Australia, as well as starring in Kiwi films Other Halves and Shaker Run. Alongside her acting, Harrow now campaigns for ecological responsibility on stage and page.

If I have an ambition now it is that I am going to find work to do that is hard and difficult to do and is therefore rewarding. Lisa Harrow on acting - Listener, 28 May 1990

Screenography

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Shaker Run

1985, As: Christine Rubin - Film

Stunt driver Judd (US Oscar winner Cliff Robertson) and his mechanic Casey (ex child star Leif Garrett) are in NZ racing 'Shaker' — their pink and black Trans-Am — when they're enlisted by scientist Dr Christine Ruben on a fast and furious dash from Dunedin. Unknown to the Yanks, Ruben (Lisa Harrow) has stolen a deadly virus that she's aiming to smuggle to the CIA, and away from the NZ military — who plan to use it for bio warfare! Touted as "fantasy car violence", the chase and stunt-laden Run was one of dozens of films sped out under an 80s tax break scheme.

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All Creatures Great and Small

1975, As: Helen Herriot

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A Sense of Guilt

1990, As: Helen Irving

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Playing Shakespeare

1984, Subject

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That Eye, The Sky

1994, As: Alice Flack

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (BBC)

1981, As: Ann

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The Strauss Dynasty

1991, As: Anna

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Come in Spinner

1990, As: Claire Jeffries

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The Rivals of Sherlock Homes

1973, As: Beatrice Graham

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The Tempters

1974, As: Emilia Contreras

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The Waterfall (BBC Series)

1980, As: Jane Gray

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The Strawberry Tree

1995, Actor

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Lizzie's Pictures

1987, As: Lizzie Dickinson

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Under Capricorn

1983, As: Lady Henrietta Flusky

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1990

1977, As: Lynn Blake

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Act of Betrayal

1988, As: Eileen McGurk

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Sunday (American feature film)

1997, As: Madeleine Vesey

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From a Far Country

1981, As: Wanda

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Nancy Astor

1981, As: Nancy Astor

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Step Dave

2014, As: Marion

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The Final Conflict

1981, As: Kate Reynolds

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Always Afternoon

1988, As: Nancy Kennon

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Nonni and Manni

1987, As: Sigrid

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The Last Days of Chez Nous

1992, As: Beth

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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

1977, As: Helen Herriot

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Man and Superman

1982, As: Ann Whitefield

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Kavanagh QC

1995 - 1997, As: Lizzie Kavanagh

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Country

2000, As: Miriam

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Snooze Time

2012, As: Evie

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Jessica

2004, As: Hester Bergman