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
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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, As: Marion

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Snooze Time

2012, As: Evie

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Jessica

2004, As: Hester Bergman

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Country

2000, As: Miriam

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Sunday (American feature film)

1997, As: Madeleine Vesey

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Kavanagh QC

1995 - 1997, As: Lizzie Kavanagh

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The Strawberry Tree

1995, Actor

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That Eye, The Sky

1994, As: Alice Flack

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The Last Days of Chez Nous

1992, As: Beth

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The Strauss Dynasty

1991, As: Anna

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A Sense of Guilt

1990, As: Helen Irving

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Come in Spinner

1990, As: Claire Jeffries

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Act of Betrayal

1988, As: Eileen McGurk

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Always Afternoon

1988, As: Nancy Kennon

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Lizzie's Pictures

1987, As: Lizzie Dickinson

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Nonni and Manni

1987, As: Sigrid

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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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Playing Shakespeare

1984, Subject

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Under Capricorn

1983, As: Lady Henrietta Flusky

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Man and Superman

1982, As: Ann Whitefield

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (BBC)

1981, As: Ann

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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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The Final Conflict

1981, As: Kate Reynolds

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The Waterfall (BBC Series)

1980, As: Jane Gray

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1990

1977, As: Lynn Blake

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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

1977, As: Helen Herriot

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All Creatures Great and Small

1975, As: Helen Herriot

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The Tempters

1974, As: Emilia Contreras

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The Rivals of Sherlock Homes

1973, As: Beatrice Graham