25 Years of Shortland Street: Elizabeth McRae

By Nicky Harrop for New Zealand on Screen

As Shortland Street turns 25, New Zealand on Screen opens the archives to bring us 25 years of trivia.
Elizabeth McRae's character Marj was one of Shortland Street's best loved. But not everyone was a fan of the soap.
Elizabeth McRae's character Marj was one of Shortland Street's best loved. But not everyone was a fan of the soap.

From clinic receptionist to politician - in addition to being one of our favourite screen Mums - Marj Brasch (formerly Neilson)'s story arc puts House of Cards to shame.

Here Elizabeth McRae reflects on playing the "lemon-lipped" character, and on uttering the very first line on Shortland Street.



See more great Shortland Street moments here, in NZ on Screen's collection.

Are you a Shortland Street superfan? Take our quiz and put your knowledge to the test.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 24 May 2017 20:21:38 Processing Time: 36ms