Lisa Palfrey

Lisa Palfrey is a Welsh actress. She is best known for playing the roles of Gwenny in House of America, Mrs. Nice in Guest House Paradiso, Maureen in Pride, Mrs. Dai Bread 1 in Under Milk Wood and Cynthia in the Netflix original series Sex Education.

Early life

Palfrey was born in Wales on 9 February 1967, her mother is Eiry Palfrey, an actress and author. She attended Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari, a Welsh language secondary school near Pontyclun.


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. She played the role of Rhiannedd Frost in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm.
Palfrey has performed in a number of plays, including the original production of David Eldridge's Festen, The Iceman Comethand Under The Blue Sky.
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.

Personal life

Palfrey has a daughter, Lowri Palfrey, who is also an actress.




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