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Elizabeth McRae

Actor

Veteran actor Elizabeth McRae, NZOM, is probably best-known for her long-running role as Shortland Street receptionist Marjorie Brasch. Alongside her work as a theatre actor and voice coach, her screen work includes leading roles in the Return Journey episode of anthology series About Face, and Nancy Brunning short Journey to Ihipa.

There’s a lot of respect for Mum around here ... people feel very fondly towards her because she’s a lot of fun, but she’s also a very caring person. Actor Katherine McRae, on working with her mother Elizabeth on Shortland Street.

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Interview

Elizabeth McRae: Shortland St’s Marj and much more...

Interview, 2012

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Golden Boy - First Episode

2019, As: Mrs Craddock - Television

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Golden Boy

2018 - 2020, As: Mrs Craddock - Television

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Bloopers - Shortland Street

2018, As: Marj Brasch - Television

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Shortland Street - Past Memories

2017, Subject - Web

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The Kick

2014, As: Stephen's grandmother - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, As: Mrs Marlowe - Television

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Agent Anna

2014, As: Edith - Television

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Rest for the Wicked

2011, As: Lilliam - Film

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The Good Word

2009 - 2012, Panelist - Television

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Go Girls

2009 - 2013, As: Mavis Boyle - Television

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Eating Sausage

2004, As: Gladys - Short Film

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Shortland Street - Nick and Waverley's wedding

2002, As: Marj Brasch - Television

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Mercy Peak

2002, As: Mitzy Geers - Television

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Jubilee

2000, As: Agnes Morrison - Film

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Tala Pasifika - The Overstayer

2000, As: Janice - Television

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Home Movie

1997, As: Thea - Television

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Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, As: Marj Brasch (nee Marj Neilson) - Television

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, As: Marjorie Brasch - Television

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Edifice

1993, Narrator - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 1996, 1998, 2002, 2012, 2017, As: Marjorie Brasch - Television

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Shortland Street - First Episode

1992, As: Marjorie Neilson - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, As: Marjorie Neilson Brasch - Television

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Star Runner - First Episode

1990, As: Rosie - Television

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Star Runner

1990, As: Rosie - Television

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Gordon Bennett

1989, As: Queenie - Short Film

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Hotshotz

1989, As: Billie Travis - Television

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Never Say Die

1988, As: Daisy - Film

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Inspiration - Margaret Mahy

1987, Narrator - Television

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Steel Riders

1987, As: Ms Blake - Television

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A Death in the Family

1986, As: Aunty Pam - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, As: Jane Hornsby (third witness) - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 2, Episode Two

1985, As: Mrs Camper - Television

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About Face - Jewel's Darl

1985, As: Mother - Television

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About Face - Return Journey

1985, As: Edith - Television

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Iris

1984, As: Augusta (Iris' mother) - Television

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One of those Blighters

1982, As: Lydia Kingsbeer - Television

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The Scarecrow

1981, As: Mrs Peacock - Film

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The Games Affair

1974, As: Mother - Television

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The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, As: Mother - Television

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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

1974, As: Mother - Television