Lisa Palfrey is a Welsh actress. She is best known for playing the roles of Gwenny in House of America (1997), Mrs. Nice in Guest House Paradiso (1999), Maureen in Pride (2014), Mrs. Dai Bread 1 in Under Milk Wood (2015) and Cynthia in the Netflix original series Sex Education.
Palfrey in 1987
|Alma mater||Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg|
Palfrey started acting at the age of 20 when she played the role of 15-year-old girl, Jane Sanderson, in the BBC One television series The District Nurse. Her first major role was in the film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. She has gone on to star in the cult film House of America, and appeared as Insp Tracey McAndrew in the third series of Line of Duty and Casualty (2002). She played the role of Rhiannedd Frost in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm.
In 2019, Palfrey played the role of Cynthia in the Netflix original series Sex Education. In 2020 she played government minister Eleanor James in the Sky Original drama series Cobra (starring Robert Carlyle as the British Prime Minister).
Palfrey has a daughter, Lowri Palfrey, who is also an actress.
|1995||The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain||Blod Jones|
|1997||House of America||Gwenny|
|The Deadness of Dad||Mam||Short film|
|1999||Guest House Paradiso||Mrs. Nice|
|Oh Little Town of Bethlehem||Michelle||Short film|
|2003||Y Mabinogi||Arianrhod||Voice role|
|2015||Under Milk Wood||Mrs. Dai Bread 1|
|Visiting Mr. Keats||Professor Bell||Short film|
|2018||National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof||Big Mama|
|1987||The District Nurse||Jane Sanderson||Episode: "A Flick of the Coin"|
|1993||Thicker Than Water||Young Mother||TV movie|
|1996||Lord of Misrule||Dr. Amy Clarke|
|1997||Soldier Soldier||Pte Diane Saltmarsh||Episode: "Fit to Explode"|
|The Investigator||Sgt Kathy Bartlett||TV movie|
|1999||Split Second||Christine Montgomery|
|2001||Mind Games||DC Rebecca Longton|
|2002||Outside the Rules||Lola Davies|
|Green-Eyed Monster||DC Karen Carter|
|Casualty||Melanie Collier||8 episodes|
|2003||High Hopes||Dominique||Episode: "Pretty Woman"|
|2004||The Bill||Fee Paterson||Episode: "187: Shaken"|
|The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Lizzie Shakespeare||Episode: "If Wishes Were Horses"|
|2010||Pen Talar||Doctor||Episode: "Episode #1.8"|
|2013||Family Tree||Luba Chadwick||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2015||The Bastard Executioner||Nia's Mom||Episode: "Effigy/Ddelw"|
|2016||Line of Duty||Inspector Tracey McAndrew||3 episodes|
|Aberfan: The Green Hollow||Edna||TV movie, documentary|
|Hinterland||Sioned Jones||Episode: "Episode #3.1"|
|2019||Sex Education||Cynthia||Series regular; 4 episodes|
|2005||Doctor Who: Attack of the Graske||Mum|
- "Blink - Gofidio nad oes llwyfan i addasiad Cymraeg" (in Welsh). BBC. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Rare bit of Welsh drama". The Herald. 14 August 1997. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Comedian Tudor Owen is getting serious". The Daily Post. 14 November 2009. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- Eldridge, David; Williams, Roy; Stephens, Simon; Bartlett, Mike; Prebble, Lucy (2 July 2010). The Methuen Drama Book of Royal Court Plays 2000-2010: Under the Blue Sky; Fallout; Motortown; My Child; Enron. ISBN 9781408123935.