Elisabeth Dermot Walsh

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Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Born Elisabeth Clare Louise Walsh
(1974-09-15) 15 September 1974 (age 42)
Merton, Surrey, England
Other names Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Years active 1998–present
Partner(s) Dylan Charles
Children 2

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (born Elisabeth Clare Louise Walsh; 15 September 1974)[1] is an English actress, known for portraying Elizabeth in Falling for a Dancer and Dr Zara Carmichael in Doctors.

Early life[edit]

Born in Merton, Surrey, Walsh is the daughter of Irish actor Dermot Walsh (1924–2002) and his third wife, English actress Elisabeth Madeleine Annear (1944–1993).[2][3]

She has a sister, Olivia, and, from her father's previous marriages, a half-sister, Sally, and a half-brother, Michael.[3]


Walsh was educated at West Heath School, a former independent boarding school for girls in the town of Sevenoaks in Kent. It was replaced by The New School at West Heath. She later trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), in London.[2]


Walsh made her television debut in the television film Falling for a Dancer. She has also appeared in Love in a Cold Climate, Unfinished Business, Midsomer Murders and Holby City. She played the lead role of Elinor Carlisle in the 2003 ITV adaptation of Agatha Christie's Sad Cypress.[4]

In 2009 she joined the regular cast of BBC soap opera Doctors, playing Dr Zara Carmichael. She had a guest role in an episode of Love Soup.[5] Her theatre credits include Ring Round the Moon, The Country Wife, The Misanthrope, The Life of Galileo and Rebecca, opposite Nigel Havers.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Walsh resides in Birmingham with her partner, actor Dylan Charles. The couple have two children - Bertrand (born 2012) and Sebastian (born 2015).[citation needed]. Walsh is due to give birth to her third child in 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Falling for a Dancer Elizabeth Television film
1999 Unfinished Business Rachel (9 episodes) Sitcom
Cleopatra Octavia Television film
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Linda Radlett Television miniseries
2002 Bertie and Elizabeth Lillibet Television film
2003 Murphy's Law Kate Jennings
- Electric Bill (2003)
TV series
My Hero Charlotte
- It's All in the Mind (2003)
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Sad Cypress Elinor Carlisle Television film
2004 The Rivals Julia Melville Performance at Bristol Old Vic, recorded for DVD
2005 Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky Mrs Sanderson-Chantry Television film
Love Soup Roberta Samms
- War Is Heck (2005)
2007 The Commander Thelma
- The Fraudster (2007)
Police drama
2008 Midsomer Murders Beth Porteous
- Blood Wedding (2008)
Police drama
Fiona's Story Emma Television film
2009 Holby City Elizabeth Farrington
- Proceed with Caution (2009)
Medical drama
Doctors Dr Zara Carmichael (2009–present) Soap opera


Year Title Role Notes
2009 From Time to Time Joan - Tolly's mother


Year Title Role Notes
February – March 2003 The Misanthrope [6] Jennifer
2004 The Rivals [7] Julia Melville Bristol Old Vic
2005 Rebecca [8] Mrs De Winter tour
July – October 2006 The Life of Galileo Virginia Olivier Theatre
September – November 2006 The Alchemist Dame Pilant Olivier Theatre
October 2007 – January 2008 The Country Wife Ms Alithea Theatre Royal, Haymarket
February – March 2008 Ring Round the Moon Diana Playhouse Theatre


  1. ^ "Elisabeth Dermot Walsh". IMDb.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Boshoff, Alison (30 January 2001). "Newcomers star in Mitford saga". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Dermot Walsh". The Daily Telegraph. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Agatha Christie's Poirot: Sad Cypress". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Love Soup: War Is Heck". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Archive for The Misanthrope at The Gate Theatre, Dublin. 2003. [DUBLIN]". Arts-archive.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Rivals". IMDb.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Theatre, dance, opera and cabaret reviews". The Stage. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

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