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Silent Witness actress Liz Carr to star in Hollywood blockbuster Infinite

Her future after leaving Clarissa behind looks very bright!

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Silent Witness viewers were left devastated after last night’s concluding episode of series 23 revealed the exit of two favourites.

Dr Thomas Chamberlain lost his life, and Clarissa announced she was headed for pastures new.

Liz Carr, who has played Clarissa since 2012, thanked fans for their support in a statement to the BBC.

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Liz played Clarissa for eight years (Credit: Cover Images)

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She said: “After eight years of getting to play the fabulous character Clarissa Mullery, I’ve decided it’s time to leave Silent Witness.

“To quote Clarissa, ‘I just know, deep down – that it’s time for me to move on, to focus less on the dead and more on the living. On life.’

“Originally only employed for four episodes as Jack’s side kick, I am incredibly proud that I leave as a main character in one of the BBC’s landmark dramas.

Silent Witness has given me such an amazing opportunity to develop as an actor but I know this is the right time to take a leap of faith, leaving what I know and seeing what other opportunities await.

My hugest thanks go out to the audiences and fans who have followed me and Clarissa over the years.

“It has been a rollercoaster of a ride but I feel I’m leaving on an exhilarating high.

“I will very much miss the other Lyell regulars – Emilia, David and Richard along with my on-screen husband, Dan Weyman – I have loved working alongside them for the past 8 series and I leave knowing I have their love and support for my decision.

“My hugest thanks go out to the audiences and fans who have followed me and Clarissa over the years.

“Without your love for the character, I doubt I’d have made it through my first series! I hope you’ll understand why we felt it was time to leave and that you’ll continue your support for Silent Witness whilst hopefully following me in all my future adventures.”

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Clarissa left in happier circumstances  (Credit: BBC)

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She has now revealed her (very exciting!) plans for the future.

Speaking to BBC disability podcast Ouch!, she revealed that she is headed for Hollywood!

She’s starring in Infinite alongside Mark Wahlberg,, Toby Jones, Chiwetel Eijiofor, Dylan O’Brien and Sophie Cookson.

“It’s a Hollywood blockbuster,” Liz revealed. “I’m in a film that’s going to come out in August. I finished it before Christmas, it’s in post-production.

“The audition went brilliantly, but I thought, ‘I bet you they’re just going to audition wheelchair-users and then they’re going to give the role to Tom Cruise’.”

Liz also revealed that she has filmed a “hilarious” episode of the BBC’s genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?

Liz’s co-star Emilia Fox paid a heartfelt tribute to her departing colleague.

She also told Liz to seize the world as she heads to Hollywood.

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