Lisa George’s Biography
Lisa George (born 15th October 1973) is an actress who has played Beth Sutherland (née Tinker) in Coronation Street since August 2011. … Growing up in Grimsby, she wanted to become an actress from the age of twelve and after schooling, she trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Lisa George is an English actress best known for the role of Beth Tinker in Coronation Street, a role which she has played since 2011. Well known for playing Beth Tinker on the popular British soap opera Coronation Street, George earned a 2012 TV Choice Award nomination for her performance.
After studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she performed in a touring musical theater production titled Prisoner: Cell Block H. She made her television debut in a 1994 episode of The Bill and went on to secure guest spots on Casualty, Holby City, and Stanton Blues.
In 1997, George toured with a stage musical version of Prisoner: Cell Block H. Her television credits include a role in the 2003 BAFTA nominated television adaptation of the Jaqueline Wilson novel The Illustrated Mum, as well as episodes of British serial dramas Casualty, Holby City and Emmerdale. In 2005 she appeared in an advertisement for fast food restaurant KFC, which was eventually banned due to complaints as it features George and other actresses singing with their mouths full. To date, she has had four different roles in Coronation Street. In 1997, she played a nursing colleague of regular character Martin Platt and appeared in five episodes in 2005 as a police family liaison officer. She was cast as the character Beth Tinker, a former model and ex-girlfriend of Steve McDonald, in two episodes of the serial which aired in August 2011. The production team later brought Tinker back as a permanent character. For her role as Beth, George has been nominated as Best Newcomer in the 2012 annual TV Choice Awards. The actress stated she was “shocked and over the moon” to be nominated for the award. In May 2012 George took on a role as leader of the ‘Cheer Squad’ to support runners participating in the 2012 Great Manchester Run in aid of Diabetes UK.