Elizabeth Anne Clark (born 6 November 1953 in Adelaide, South Australia), is an Australian former politician with the Labor Party in the Queensland Legislature who held the seat for Clayfield and also an actress of television and film, director, producer and presenter, credited as Liddy Clark and Liddy Clarke[1]

Liddy Clark
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Clayfield
In office
17 February 2001 – 9 September 2006
Preceded bySanto Santoro
Succeeded byTim Nicholls
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Anne Clark

(1953-11-06) 6 November 1953 (age 68)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor
Occupation
  • Politician (former)
  • actress
  • director
  • producer
  • TV Presenter
[1]

Acting careerEdit

She has various credits in film and television to her name.

Film credits include Mad Dog Morgan, Blue Fin, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Touch and Go, Kitty and the Bagman and Annie's Coming Out

She is possibly best known for her two small screen roles in the cult series Prisoner. She played child killer Bella Albrecht for two episodes in 1979 and Sharon Smart, the victim of a crooked religious cult, for six episodes in 1983.

In 1988, Clark played the role of battered wife Kerry Barlow in Home and Away. She was a regular cast member in the series Fire and has also made guest appearances in Cop Shop, Matlock Police, The Sullivans, Kingswood Country, A Country Practice and Echo Point, she also featured in the Prisoner re-imaging series Wentworth She was a presenter on the long-running children's program Play School.


Political careerEdit

In 2001 she defeated Santo Santoro in the normally safe Liberal seat of Clayfield in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.[2] Even allowing for the massive Labor wave that swept through the state in that election, Clark's election was considered a shock result.

She was briefly Minister for Indigenous Affairs in the government of Peter Beattie, She was involved in the so-called "Winegate" affair. A bottle of wine was taken aboard a government jet travelling to a "dry" indigenous community in North Queensland. Two of Clark's staff were moved from their jobs over the affair, and after an independent inquiry Clark was cleared of any wrongdoing.[3][4][5]

She lost the seat, the most marginal in Queensland, at the 2006 Queensland Election.

FilmographyEdit

Title Year Role
Matlock Police (TV series) 1974 Patti
Sidecar Racers 1975 Cashier
Mad Dog Morgan 1976 Alice
Blue Fire Lady 1977 Betty (credited as Liddy Clarke)
Bluey (TV series) 1977 Esme Fulcher
The Sullivans 1977 Marge
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978 Kate
Blue Fin 1978 Ruth Pascoe
Ride on Stranger (miniseries) 1979 Shannon
Don't Ask Us (TV series) 1979-1980 Various characters
Touch and Go 1980 Helen
Holiday Island (TV series) 1981 Meredith
Cop Shop 1978-1981 3 character roles
Sporting Chance 1981 Jo Travinska
Jonah (TV mini-series) 1982 Pinkey
Kitty and the Bagman 1983 Kitty O'Rourke
Prisoner 1979-1983 Bella Ulbricht/Sharon Smart
Kingswood Country (TV series) 1980=1984 Jennifer/Vicki
On Guard 1984 Amelia
Annie's Coming Out 1984 Sally Clements
Push Start (TV Movie) 1986 unknown
Home and Away 1988 Kerry Barlow
Swap Shop 1988 Dot
A Long way from Home (TV movie) 1988 Gilda Rickman
Rafferty's Rules (1988-1989) Faye Irwin
Grim Pickings (TV miniseries) 1989 Verity "Birdie" Birdwood
The Flying Doctors (TV series) 1990 Carol
A Country Practice (TV series) 1982-1992 2 roles
The Nostradamus Kid 1993 General Booth Enters Heaven' Strolling Player
Echo Point (TV series) 1995 Iris Delaney
Fire 1995-1996 Jean Diamond
Waste (video) 1999 unknown
Tangle (TV series) 2012 Dr. Taylor
Wentworth 2015 Hazel Fullager

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clark, Elizabeth Anne (Liddy)". Former Members. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2006 Queensland Election. Clayfield Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ Landers, Kim (12 March 2004). "Winegate". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  4. ^ Townsend, Ian (8 March 2004). "Bottle of wine causing headaches for Qld Govt". The World Today. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ McKechnie, Kirrin (4 March 2005). "Circuit Breaker". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

External linksEdit

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by Member for Clayfield
2001–2006
Succeeded by