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7 May 1984
Lisa Diveney (born 7 May 1984) is a British actress from Wales.
She played Beth in the Only Fools and Horses comedy spin-off The Green Green Grass, who was Boyice's son Tyler's girlfriend in series 1 - 3, she has more recently appeared in an episode of BBC drama Call the Midwife.
Early life and education
Diveney trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Before graduating, Diveney was cast as Molly in Gompers directed by Roisin McBrinn at the Arcola Theatre. She then appeared in Afterlife with Andrew Lincoln, Breaking News and The Story of Tracy Beaker.
In 2005 John Sullivan (writer) cast Diveney in the role of Beth in The Green Green Grass where she played opposite Jack Doolan (actor) and appeared in Series 1-3, after originally auditioning for the role of Rhian, Tyler's teacher. She went on to appear in Cleansed directed by Sean Holmes at the Arcola Theatre, Arms and the Man at Salisbury Playhouse and in Michael Grandage's production of John Gabriel Borkman for the Donmar Warehouse where Ian McDiarmid and Penelope Wilton headed the cast.
In 2008 Diveney played the lead in Maj-Britt La Cour's Park Close which won Best Student Film at the Mexico International Film Festival. In the same year she also appeared in the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and Natural Selection at Theatre 503.
Diveney played the title role in Julius Amedume's short film Lorraine which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival In 2009. The same year she played Young Enid in the biopic Enid alongside Helena Bonham Carter, followed by her portrayal of Laura in The Glass Menagerie at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
In 2010 Diveney appeared as Colette in the premiere of Frank McGuinness' play Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle Theatre, followed by the premiere of A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens at the Lyric Hammersmith.
In 2011 Diveney appeared as series regular Kate Travers in the ITV1 Drama Injustice where she played the on-screen daughter of James Purefoy and Dervla Kirwan; Leah in New Tricks: End of the Line and Bridget in Bijan Sheibani's production of Moonlight at the Donmar Warehouse, where she starred alongside David Bradley and Daniel Mays.
2013 saw Diveney play Julia Masterson in Series 2 of the BBC award winning drama Call the Midwife, Claire in Brian Friel's Aristocrats at Clwyd Theatr Cymru and Julia in the World Premiere of Parallel Lines  by Kath Chandler, which won Best English Language Production Critics Choice at the Theatre Critics Wales Awards 2014.
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