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It's Lizzie to those Close Television (Full Length) – 1983 Adaptation Drama

It's Lizzie to those Close

Television (Full Length) – 1983 Adaptation Drama

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In this tale of an English servant woman doing it hard down under, Lizzie (Sarah Peirse, who won a Feltex) finds herself trapped on a rundown Canterbury sheep farm alongside three men: one mean, one silent, and one simple-minded (Bruno Lawrence, in one of his favourite roles). Directed by David Blyth between his edgy debut Angel Mine and splatter-fest Death Warmed Up, this pioneer tale was written by English author Elizabeth Gowans. Newbie scribe Fran Walsh later extended the film to tele-movie length, from its original incarnation as A Woman of Good Character.

I want a life.
– Lizzie (Sarah Peirse)