Liddy Holloway, Alcmene on Hercules and actor Joel Tolbeck’s mother, has lost her battle with cancer. She died yesterday (29 December), she was 57.
Liddy Holloway appeared on NZ stages and screens for more than three decades, but was best known for her role as Alex McKenna on Shortland Street.
Originally a journalist, she decided to “have a go” at acting. She loved it so much that her passion was infectious for one of her three children.
Joel Tobeck, says his mother loved acting for the craft rather than the fame, which she experienced most keenly during her time on Shortland Street.
She was popular among acting circles, and made many lifelong friends who are now mourning her death.