Elizabeth Morgan has spent her working life as actress, writer, director and teacher. Originally trained as a teacher she went on to be trained as an actress – but feels generally you either have it or you don’t.
She has played in Television serials;’District Nurse’ ‘We are Seven’ ‘Crossroads’ (see link) and presented ‘Finding Out’ for two years. Her most enjoyable years were spent with the BBC Drama Repertory Company where she met many of her still close friends. Credits here of plays and known directors are too numerous to list but they include Althea in Cage me a Peacock. Princess Katherine of France in Henry V and La Pucelle in Henry V!.
She has played in major theatres and toured with her one-woman plays both in the UK and USA.
Teaching – Elizabeth has taught and directed in major Drama Schools (see link) and is a regular visiting lecturer in Brighton University’s Creative Writing department.
Directing – Elizabeth spent two years playing in and directing weekend Music Hall for charities with splendid casts of actor friends at the Three Horseshoes Pub in Hampstead.
Voice Overs – hundreds for commercial advertising, cartoons and animations; but notably for the voices of Destiny and Rhapsody Angels (sometimes Harmony too), in Gerry Anderson’s serial Captain Scarlet.
Writing for radio – she began writing radio plays whilst with the BBC, and to date has written over two dozen performed plays for Radio 4 and several short stories.
Writing for television – ‘Crossroads’, ‘Any Man’s Equal’, ‘Beloved Emma’, ‘Sisters Three’
Film – ‘Remember that Day’
Published work – Her first book was educational ‘A guide To Drama in the Primary School’ published by Ward Lock in 1969, Short Stories (Honno Women’s Press).
Journalism followed, mainly through her on-going love affair with France – from the age of 16 – (it was boy at that stage). It finally led to having a bolt hole in France and setting many of her radio plays in the country. Since having her first book on France ‘Can we afford the Bidet?,’ published (Queen Anne Press 1993) she has written scores of articles for magazines.
‘Life Style French Style’ (How To Books 2007) is her second book on France and available everywhere.
She is frequently asked to book signings – like the Nice Book Festival- and to give talks – British Association of Monaco.
Elizabeth is finishing a novel based on the Welsh in Patagonia. She lives part of the year in Vence near Nice, but that does not alter the fact that she is a passionate Welshwoman from Llanelli and loves rugby going to any lengths to obtain tickets for the Wales six nations matches.
Her grandfather James Anthony was awarded a medal by the ‘Scarlets’ of Stradey Park for being their oldest and most regular supporter – he was 93 and never missed. Naturally a Welsh dragon flies from the balcony of her French home.
She has recently completed her Masters Degree from Cardiff University Hard work but hugely enjoyable - great class of students.
Elizabeth has also run creative writing masterclasses to undergraduates at both Brighton and Cardiff Universities.