Elizabeth Richardson is an accomplished Canadian actress with over 30 years experience. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) she has performed in major theatre, film and television productions in England and Canada. Elizabeth has worked with acclaimed international actors and directors including Peter O’Toole, Brian Cox, John Madden, Adrian Noble and Roger Michel, and played leading parts in London’s West End, the Bristol Old Vic, the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, the Shaw Festival in Ontario and Canadian Stage in Toronto.
As a writer, Elizabeth began many years ago writing song lyrics for the famous British singing troupe, Fascinating Aida, which she co- founded. She co-wrote W(O)OF–a popular play about people and dogs–which sold out in Nova Scotia, and has worked in script development for theatres on both sides of the Atlantic. She has just completed writing her first solo show, Going On, about her journey as a Buddhist actress.
Running parallel to her acting career, Elizabeth has over 20 years experience as a practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation. She has led meditation and awareness programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in Canada, New Zealand and Chile, and in 2010 she completed a traditional Tibetan three-year meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is on the faculty of the recently formed ACCSAT (Atlantic Center For Contemplative Science and Technology).