Elizabeth Adare was born in 1949 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England of African immigrant parents from Sierra Leone where she was raised there until 1957. Always wanting to follow family tradition of becoming a school teacher, she took up acting as a hobby before attending the Mountview Drama School. She worked in repertory theater in Glasgow and Coventry and also with the National and Young Vic Theaters.
Elizabeth had many walk-in parts and other small roles in television before featuring in an episode of “The Expert” for the BBC in 1971. Most notably she appeared in the science-fiction stage play Time Sneeze and in the feature film Father, Dear Father in 1972.
In 1973, she landed the part of Elizabeth M’Bomdo in the series “The Tomorrow People” which ran until 1979 and it is known as her most famous role. Elizabeth also appeared in “Within These Walls” for London Weekend TV as well as 11 episodes of “Crossroads”. After “The Tomorrow People” series ended in 1979, Elizabeth hosted “About Books” for Thames TV.
In 1983, Elizabeth Adare quit acting for good to settle down with her husband and child and took a new career as a child therapist and she now works as the head of a busy social services department in central London.