Elizabeth Garvie

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Elizabeth Garvie
Elizabeth Garvie

Known forPride and Prejudice
Spouse(s)Anton Rodgers

Elizabeth Garvie (born 1957 in Bristol) is an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC dramatisation of Pride and Prejudice. Her other screen roles include Nancy Rufford in The Good Soldier (1981), Lady Elizabeth Montford in The House of Eliott (1992), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in Diana: Her True Story (1993), and Diana Rivers in Jane Eyre (1997), she has guest starred on the television series Alas Smith and Jones, Midsomer Murders, and Miss Marple.

Garvie has spent most of her career working as a stage actress; with notable performances including the roles of Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and Sof~a in Wild Honey at the Royal National Theatre; Joanna in Sweeney Todd and Natalia in A Month in the Country at The Old Vic; Joy Davidman in Shadowlands in the United Kingdom national tour; Kitty in Charley's Aunt for the Cambridge Theatre; Mrs Manningham in Gaslight at Theatr Clwyd; Paulina Salas in Death and the Maiden at the Watermill Theatre; and Sheila in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the King's Head Theatre.

Personal Life and Family[edit]

Garvie studied drama at the University of Bristol, she was married to the actor Anton Rodgers until his death on 1 December 2007. She survives him with their three sons,[1] they appeared together in the Thames Television serial 'Something In Disguise', written and dramatised by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Miss Garvie is a Trustee of The Actors' Children's Trust (helping children of actors).



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Good Soldier Nancy Rufford TV Movie
1992 Hostage Mary Rennie
2008 Baghdad Express Interviewer


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet 5 episodes
1982 Something in Disguise Liz 6 episodes
The Agatha Christie Hour Jane Cleveland TV Series
1991 Shrinks Beth Myers 7 episodes
1992 The House of Eliott Lady Elizabeth Montford 6 episodes
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Ella Zeilinsky TV Movie
1993 Diana: Her True Story Camilla Parker-Bowles TV Movie
1997 Jane Eyre Diana Rivers TV Movie
Alas Smith & Jones 1 episode
1998 Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord Veronica Lucan
1999 Midsomer Murders Muriel Saxby 1 episode


  1. ^ Dennis Barker (4 December 2007). "Obituary: Anton Rodgers". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2015.

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