Burfield (Liz Skinner)
Liz is the daughter of Jean and Frank and at
the time of the first serial is holidaying with them and Simon
in St. Oswald. Although not as bright as Simon, she more than
makes up for it with her compassion and caring nature. On the
negative side, she is particularly given to emotional outbursts
and occasional lapses into child-like naivity.
||Cheryl Burfield was born in
Woking in Surrey. Before Timeslip, Cheryl had been a child
model. Despite being 18 and (apparently) too old for the role
of 12 year old Liz Skinner, Cheryl improvised at her audition
and attended it dressed as tomboy with her hair up in pigtails!
She impressed the producers so much that they revised the
age of the character to fifteen to accommodate her. Liz was
Cheryl's first major television role. She had previously appeared
in the BBC's Adventure Weekly. Cheryl conducted a number of
press interviews during her time on Timeslip and in a short
cover feature for Look-in revealed that she owned a large
collection of international dolls!
She retired from acting in the seventies to concentrate on her
family. Still married and with both her daughter and son grown
up, she now works as a Sales Negotiator.
TV work includes:
Adventure Weekly BBC
A Place in the Sun Thames
Working Out BBC
Rules Rules Rules ATV
Armchair Theatre ITV
Theatre work includes
Repertory Bognor Regis
The Imaginary Invalid Vaudeville Theatre, London and Billingham
The Flowering Cherry Tour
Robin Hood Wimbledon Theatre, London
Cinderella South Shields and Maidstone
Cheryl (Look-in - issue 1.17 - page 3).
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