Elizabeth Mickery is a writer and former actress who appeared in two roles in Coronation Street: in November 1975 she played Sandra, a girl who was chatted up by Frank Bradley, and in November 1979 she played Dot, a friend of Vera Duckworth's.
As an actress she also appeared in The Cuckoo Waltz, Harry's Game, Brookside, Tenko, The Bill, Emmerdale Farm, Lovejoy and Juliet Bravo.
Since 2000 she has concentrated on her writing career, usually under the name of Lizzie Mickery, and has written scripts for Byker Grove, The Bill, Heartbeat, Pie in the Sky and Sunburn but is perhaps best known for her adaptations of The Ice House, The Beggar Bride and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Her most successful script was her adaptation of Messiah in 2001 which was so well received that she wrote two original sequels. The conspiracy thriller The State Within, which she co-wrote with Daniel Percival was nominated for two Golden Globes in 2008.