Liz toured in the 1995 stage play Prisoner Cell Block H - The Musical.
Liz is a fan of the TV show "The Sopranos".
In 2007, Liz moved into a retirement home in London.
Liz was nominated for the 2007 BAFTA for her role as Nana in "The Royle Family".
Liz has two children by Jack Thomas who she divorced in 1959.
Liz won a BAFTA in 1984 in the category of Best Supporting Actress, for her role in the movie "A Private Function".
She frequently plays eccentric or dotty old women.
"The Royle Family" cast has such a good time filming that Liz even visits on her days off.
Craig Cash (Dave) and Ricky Tomlinson often need breaks from filming because they crack up laughing, and it's usually Liz Smith (Norma/"Nana") who sets them off. "She's only got to pout her lips and we're away," says Tomlinson, before adding "she was knitted for that part".
Her autobiography "Our Betty" was published in 2006.
Liz played Mrs. Dilber in both the 1984 version of "A Christmas Carol" with George C. Scott, and the 1999 version starring Patrick Stewart.
She arrived on the screen in the early 1970s as a mature actress, having spent most of her life raising her two children.
Liz: I never belonged to Scunthorpe. Even as a child, it was a place I wanted to get away from. There were family sadnesses there. I still feel like a small-town girl, though. Even a train journey feels like a huge, great thing to be doing because in Scunthorpe all you had was a shilling trip to Cleethorpes Beach.
Liz: My advice is: never peel potatoes. Think of the time that would be saved in this country if nobody peeled potatoes.
Liz: [on her role in Wallace and Gromit] Wallace and Gromit is a thing I've always loved, you know, so it's delightful to be a part of that.