Lisa Diveney

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Lisa Diveney
Born Lisa Diveney
Wales, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Lisa Diveney is a British actress from Wales.

She played Beth in the Only Fools and Horses comedy spin-off The Green Green Grass, who was Boycie'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[edit]

Diveney trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

John Sullivan (writer) cast Diveney in the role of Beth in The Green Green Grass[1] where she played opposite Jack Doolan (actor) and appeared in Series 1-3. She went on to appear in Cleansed[2] directed by Sean Holmes at the Arcola Theatre and in Michael Grandage's production of John Gabriel Borkman[3] for the Donmar Warehouse where Ian McDiarmid and Penelope Wilton headed the cast. In 2009 she played Young Enid in the biopic Enid[4] alongside Helena Bonham Carter. Diveney portrayed Colette in the premiere of Frank McGuinness' play Greta Garbo Came to Donegal[5] at the Tricycle Theatre alongside Michelle Fairley and Angeline Ball. Then appeared in the premiere of A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky[6] by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens at the Lyric Hammersmith. Diveney appeared as series regular Kate Travers in the ITV1 Drama Injustice[7] where she played the on-screen daughter of James Purefoy and Dervla Kirwan. She then went on to play Bridget in Bijan Sheibani's production of Moonlight[8] at the Donmar Warehouse, where she starred alongside David Bradley and Daniel Mays. Diveney played Julia Masterson in Series 2 of the BBC award winning drama Call the Midwife,[9] In 2014 Diveney starred alongside Sir Tony Robinson and Imogen Stubbs in The Hypochondriac.[10] Diveney appeared as Sasha in the critically acclaimed premiere of Moses Raine's Donkey Heart[11] directed by Nina Raine at the Old Red Lion which transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in 2015. Diveney then went on to play Masha in The Seagull to critical acclaim [12] Regent's Park Open Air Theatre directed by Matthew Dunster.[13]


  1. ^ "'The Green Green Grass' Who's Who". Shazam Productions Ltd. Retrieved 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (4 September 2004). "Sarah Kane’s Cleansed & Phaedra’s Love Revived". London: What's On Stage. Retrieved 20 October 2005. 
  3. ^ "'John Gabriel Borkman'". Donmar Warehouse. 
  4. ^ "BBC Four's 'Enid'". BBC. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Bassett, Kate (17 January 2010). "Frank McGuinness premier 'Greta Garbo Came to Donegal' Review". London: The Independent. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "'A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky' Review". Variety. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  7. ^ ""Injustice" – Crime Thriller by Anthony Horowitz Review". The Global Herald. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Dance Review: Harold Pinter's Moonlight, Donmar Warehouse, London". Express. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "BBC One Call the Midwife". BBC. 
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  11. ^ ""Donkey Heart" by Moses Raine- Evening Standard Review". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
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