Lisa trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in many major theatres throughout the country including Leicester, Bristol Old Vic, Leatherhead, Plymouth, Salisbury, Harrogate, Windsor, Manchester, York and many more – in plays including: The Rivals, La Ronde, The Constant Wife, Ghosts, I Have Been Here Before, Relatively Speaking, Moll Flanders (title role), The Comedy Of Errors, An Ideal Husband and Blithe Spirit. West End includes Rick’s Bar Casablanca and Cavalcade. Tours have included Hay Fever (with Dora Bryan), Blood Brothers and The Circle for Oxford Stage Company. Also All Our Hellos and Goodbyes (a play commissioned to celebrate the re-opening of St Pancras Station), The Bear (Maltings Farnham), more recently a lost J.B. Priestley play The Roundabout at The Park Theatre, London – which has also had a run as part of the Brits off Broadway season in New York, a new political play An Honourable Man which had a sell-out run at The White Bear in Kennington, and most recently a sell out run, also at the White Bear of Maggie & Ted.
Television includes: Casualty (As the ‘late’ paramedic Sandra Mute, in the first two series), Doctor Who (Survival), The Vision Thing, The Count of Solar, McCallum, Bad Girls, Night & Day, also, Doctors, Spooks, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street. She also recently appeared the short film The Pride of Atticus Lee.
Lisa has recorded many plays for BBC Radios 3 & 4 and Independent Radio Drama Productions, and has for the last 22 years played the title role in the Doctor Who spin-off audio series Professor Bernice Summerfield for Big Finish Productions, as well regular characters in their series of Sapphire & Steel and Jago & Litefoot, and many other guesting roles – more recently Regan in King Lear (with David Warner). She has also recorded many audiobooks for both Big Finish & BBC Audio.
Lisa is also a prolific audio drama director, having directed many series for Big Finish Productions, and other companies; including an adaptation of H G Wells War of the Worlds titled The Coming of The Martians, starring Colin Morgan, Ronald Pickup and Nigel Lindsay, for Sherwood Sound Studios.
Lisa has also had a parallel career as a photographer, having been taking Spotlight, theatre & film production and other photo commissions (occasionally under the name of LB Photography) for over 30 years.
Aside from work, Lisa has been chair of the house committee at Denville Hall (the retirement home for the theatrical profession) firstly in 2005, and has recently returned to the role. She is also a trustee of the charity. Lisa is also an elected governor representing Reigate & Banstead for the Surrey & Sussex Health Authority. Lisa also occasionally read newspapers for the blind.