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
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
17 February 2001 – 9 September 2006
|Preceded by||Santo Santoro|
|Succeeded by||Tim Nicholls|
Elizabeth Anne Clark
6 November 1953
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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.
In 2001 she defeated Santo Santoro in the normally safe Liberal seat of Clayfield in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. 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.
She lost the seat, the most marginal in Queensland, at the 2006 Queensland Election.
|Matlock Police (TV series)||1974||Patti|
|Mad Dog Morgan||1976||Alice|
|Blue Fire Lady||1977||Betty (credited as Liddy Clarke)|
|Bluey (TV series)||1977||Esme Fulcher|
|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|
|Annie's Coming Out||1984||Sally Clements|
|Push Start (TV Movie)||1986||unknown|
|Home and Away||1988||Kerry Barlow|
|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|
|Tangle (TV series)||2012||Dr. Taylor|
- "Clark, Elizabeth Anne (Liddy)". Former Members. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- "2006 Queensland Election. Clayfield Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- Landers, Kim (12 March 2004). "Winegate". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- 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.
- McKechnie, Kirrin (4 March 2005). "Circuit Breaker". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010.