Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Top 25 Favourite Corrie Females - No. 9

9. LIZ MCDONALD (241 VOTES)

Duration: 1989-1998, 2000-2001, 2003-2011, 2013-
Played by: Beverley Callard
2012 character poll position (women): 13

The barmaid who’s been the Rovers landlady on and off since 2006.

Originally married to Jim and mother to twins Steve and Andy, Liz embodied the strong woman that had been the core of Corrie’s success since the beginning. A no-messing character, upon her arrival she struck up a friendship with Deirdre Barlow that lasted until Deirdre’s death.

Before she became the Rovers landlady, she did have a brief stint as landlady of rival pub The Queens in the 1990s.

Like every Corrie woman, she suffered lots of drama and heartache: she lost her daughter Katie prematurely, Jim abused her, she divorced and remarried and divorced Jim and she married drummer Vernon Tomlin only to divorce him as well.

Her conquests over the years include Colin Barnes, Michael Wall, Charlie Stubbs, Harry Mason, Lloyd Mullaney, Derek the drayman, Owen Armstrong and Tony Stewart.

She fulfilled her dream of running the Rovers in 2006 and did so until she left in 2011. She returned in 2013 and has since been a strong presence behind the bar and many say that she echoes the qualities of Bet Gilroy as landlady. Despite nearing 60, Liz isn’t going to grow old gracefully with her questionable choice of clothes and shoes. She is indeed the best landlady the Rovers has had in a while.

Are you a fan of Liz?

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is one classy lady - approaching 60?? no way, she is the ideal picture of 60 being the new 50.

C in Canada said...

Liz is amazing! She's always got the best lines, and she times them just right.
And of course, love her zig zag necklace!

Zagg said...

I like Liz a lot. But I sure wouldn't use the term classy when speaking about this character. She is ballsy and strong. There are not too many classy women on the street in my opinion. Audrey and Rita and Emily come to mind, and that's about it.
Now we are being plagued with mouthy cows like Gemma, whose annoyance quotient is way higher than her entertainment value.

Anonymous said...

I would consider Liz as being a classy lady because she is always a lady - strong, not mouthy, and always kind to the people around her

vintgal003 said...

** LOVE ** our Liz - have been on Team Liz since I started watching back in the 80's.....classy lady...hopefully she will keep her post for many years !

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