Elizabeth Hawthorne

Elizabeth Hawthorne ONZM (born 30 April 1947) is a New Zealand actress who is known for her role as Mrs. Macready in the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Peter Jackson supernatural comedy The Frighteners. She had a small recurring role as Hera on Young Hercules, and partly played Alcmene in its parent show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in the first season. She played Judge Harriet Caldwell in the 2004 TV movie Raising Waylon. Married to Raymond Hawthorne, she is the mother of Emmeline Hawthorne and the late Sophia Hawthorne.

Elizabeth Hawthorne

Born (1947-04-30) 30 April 1947 (age 74)
New Zealand
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Raymond Hawthorne
RelativesEmmeline Hawthorne (daughter)
Sophia Hawthorne (daughter)



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Hot Target Suzanne Maxwell
1992 Alex Mrs. Benton
1993 Jack Be Nimble Bernice
1994 The Last Tattoo Henrietta Simpson
1996 The Frighteners Magda Rees-Jones
2000 Savage Honeymoon Maisy Savage
2000 Jubilee Charlotte Morrison
2001 No One Can Hear You Pat Kelly
2001 Exposure Det. Shoorwell Video
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mrs. Macready
2007 30 Days of Night Lucy Ikos
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Orsova
2010 After the Waterfall Joanna
2016 The Light Between Oceans Mrs. Hasluck
2018 Adrift Christine Crompton


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Heart of the High Country Miss Robertson Episode: "1.3"
1989 The Shadow Trader Margaret Episode: "1.1"
1993 The Tommyknockers Patricia McCardle TV miniseries
1994 Hercules and the Lost Kingdom Queen Omphale TV film
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Alcmene Episodes: "The Wrong Path", "Ares", "The March to Freedom", "The Warrior Princess"
1995-1996 Shortland Street Dr. Julia Thornton Recurring Role
1998–1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Mary Contrary, Jocasta Episodes: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules", "Rebel with a Cause"
1998–1999 Young Hercules Hera (voice) Recurring role
1999 Greenstone Caroline TV film
1999 Lawless Susan Ellis TV film
2000–2001 Cleopatra 2525 The Voice Main role
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Newswoman Episode: "Send in the Clones"
2001 Mercy Peak Cushla Turbot Episode: "History Lessons"
2001 Spin Doctors Liz Brasch TV series
2004 Raising Waylon Harriet Caldwell TV special
2004 Not Only But Always Joan Rivers TV film
2006 The Amazing Extraordinary Friends Bev Lockjaw Episode: "Nine Twenty Six"
2007 The Man Who Lost His Head Eleanor Harrison TV film
2007 The Adventures of Voopa the Goolash Zoozoo TV series
2007–2010 Outrageous Fortune Ngaire Munroe Recurring role (series 3–6)
2008 Kiss Me Deadly Jillian TV film
2008 Burying Brian Rhonda Welch Recurring role
2010 Legend of the Seeker Prelate Episodes: "Dark", "Perdition", "Creator"
2011–2014 Nothing Trivial Anne Recurring role (series 1–2), guest (series 3–4)
2015–2016, 2018 800 Words Trish Guest role
2016 Terry Teo Mrs. Butterworth Episodes: "A Penny for Your Troubles Parts 1 & 2"
2016 Power Rangers Dino Charge Ms. Allister Episode: "Recipe for Disaster"
2016–2017 Filthy Rich Nancy Truebridge Main role
2017 Wanted Alice Episodes: "2.3", "2.5", "2.6"
2019 I Don't Want A Herd Ma Sheep (voice) Animated series, Episode: "Lambkin"

Honours and awardsEdit

Hawthorne was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the theatre, in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours.[1]


  1. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2001". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 2 July 2020.

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