Liz Birdsworth

Liz Birdsworth

Played by Celia Ireland

Inmate number: 072416
Charge: Manslaughter, dangerous driving causing death, driving under the influence
Sentence: 11 years
Served: 9.5 years

Liz is a down to earth woman who married into a wealthy grazing family. Though appearing to have hit life’s jackpot, she has always struggled to fit in. Liz turned to alcohol to ease her insecurities, and a family event ended in tragedy when she mowed down her mother-in-law with a tractor after consuming a bottle of vodka. Now Liz is a recovering alcoholic.

Separated for the last nine years from her children, Liz was reunited with her daughter Sophie in Series 3 when she became an inmate. Sophie moved on to another prison in Series 4, and Liz found a new focus in the form of charming Detective Kaplan. Persuaded by Kaplan to help convict Sonia Stevens of murder. In Series 5, certain that Sonia would seek retribution, Liz tried to murder her but failed. In this latest series, living in constant fear, Liz knows she needs to act fast if she has any hope of survival.