2012: Northern Soul - (Film) To be released in UK cinemas on 17th October 2014 (on DVD from 20th October)
Lisa plays the role of "Mum". Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. This is a story of a youth culture that changed a generation and influenced songwriters, producers, DJs and designers for decades to come. This is the story about Northern Soul.
Award-winning director Elaine Constantine completed filming her first feature-length film Northern Soul in 2013. The film tells the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music. Northern Soul was phenomenally popular with British youths in the 1970s, taking the North of the country by storm. The film intends to appeal to those generations of fans while attracting a modern audience who can relate to youth culture from another era. If you were there, you’ll know. If you weren’t there, you’ll wish you had been.
2009: The Colony - (Documentary film) - Directed and produced by Nick Mead, Ian & Lisa. Perched above a restaurant in London's Soho neighbourhood, the Colony was a unconventional club whose habitués included The Clash, Francis Bacon, and David Bowie. Shot over two decades, this documentary follows its evolution from a shelter for persecuted gays to a playground for rock stars and artists in Swinging London. Backed by tunes from The Clash, The Colony features appearances by singer Joe Strummer, critic George Melly, filmmaker John Maybury, and Pop artist Patrick Caufield
2009: Dean Street Shuffle - (Documentary short film) - Join Lisa Stansfield , Ian Devaney, and Nick Mead as they journey through the night life of Soho's Dean Street in London.
2008: 5 Days: A Gypsy Journey - (Documentary) Lisa, Ian, Nick Mead take a journey over five days across Europe from London to Aushwitz, following a contemporary gypsy woman's compulsion to visit her roots and discover her historical past. A tragedy where 80% of Romany gypsies were murdered at the hands of the Nazis during World War 2.
2008: The Edge of Love - (Film) Lisa plays the part of "Ruth Williams" in this Drama film based around the life of the Poet Dylan Thomas. He and Vera Phillips were childhood sweethearts. Ten years later the two meet again in war-time London where Thomas is involved with another woman, Caitlin. Despite their love for the same man, the two women form an unlikely bond.
2007: Quest for a Heart - (Animated film) is an animated feature film of a fantastic journey Starring Mackenzie Crook and Lisa Stansfield Rolli, a young troll and his friends are on a quest to find the magic heart that will save their village and the world from turning to stone Worst still, Rolli and his friends can´t succeed without Millie, an Elf who – in all her beauty – stands for everything trolls hate. This amazing fairytale will capture your heart.
2007: Agatha Christie's Marple - (TV Series) Ordeal by Innocence - Plays the part of Mary Durrant.
Miss Marple is invited to the wedding of a friend, but the gaieties are interrupted when a stranger arrives; he provides the missing evidence which proves that the black sheep of the family, Jacko, was wrongfully hanged for murder. This raises the question of who in the household did kill the cold-hearted mistress of the house two years previously. As usual, Miss Marple is needed to uncover the hatred, jealousy, lust etc. behind the family's facade and sort out the threads of the mystery
2006: Goldplated - (TV Series) Part 2 - The Funeral - Lisa plays the character Trinny Jamieson & is also in Part 5 - The Charity Dinner
2005: Monkey Trousers - (TV comedy series) In May 2005, Lisa made a brief cameo appearance as herself in episode 6 of this half hour British comedy TV sketch show.
2002: The Vagina Monologues (Episodic Play) written by Eve Ensler - Lisa made her West End theatre debut alongside two British actresses Anita Dobson and Cecilia Noble. They performed together for three weeks from 4th-23rd February 2002 at London's West End Arts Theatre.
1998: Swing - Lisa starred in her first major acting role. She played the part of Joan Woodcock who is the ex-girlfriend of Martin Luxford (Hugo Spears) who's an optimistic guy that gets arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate. Once he's released from jail, he and a few friends form a swing band while he tries to win back his girlfriend who married the police officer who arrested him! Directed by Nick Mead the film premiered in London's Leicester Square on 7th May 1999 and two days later premiered in Liverpool. The film soundtrack was released three days later.