Lisa Diveney is a Welsh actress, best known for playing Beth in the Only Fools and Horses comedy spin-off The Green Green Grass, who was Boycie’s son Tyler’s girlfriend in series 1 – 3, and has more recently appeared in an episode of BBC drama Call the Midwife.
Early life and education
Diveney trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
John Sullivan (writer) cast Diveney in the role of Beth in The Green Green Grass where she played opposite Jack Doolan (actor) and appeared in Series 1-3. She went on to appear in Cleansed directed by Sean Holmes at the Arcola Theatre and in Michael Grandage‘s production of John Gabriel Borkman for the Donmar Warehouse where Ian McDiarmid and Penelope Wilton headed the cast. In 2009 she played Young Enid in the biopic Enid alongside Helena Bonham Carter. Diveney portrayed Colette in the premiere of Frank McGuinness‘ play Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle Theatre alongside Michelle Fairley and Angeline Ball. Then appeared in the premiere of A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens at the Lyric Hammersmith. Diveney appeared as series regular Kate Travers in the ITV1 Drama Injustice where she played the on-screen daughter of James Purefoy and Dervla Kirwan. She then went on to play Bridget in Bijan Sheibani‘s production of Moonlight at the Donmar Warehouse, where she starred alongside David Bradley and Daniel Mays. Diveney played Julia Masterson in Series 2 of the BBC award-winning drama Call the Midwife, In 2014 Diveney starred alongside Sir Tony Robinson and Imogen Stubbs in The Hypochondriac. Diveney appeared as Sasha in the critically acclaimed premiere of Moses Raine’s Donkey Heart directed by Nina Raine at the Old Red Lion which transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in 2015. Diveney then went on to play Masha in The Seagull to critical acclaim  Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Matthew Dunster.