Hetti Bywater

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Hetti Bywater
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Bywater in 2012
Harriet Jessica P Bywater

(1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 24)
Years active2011–present
Notable work
Lucy Beale in EastEnders
TelevisionEastEnders (2012–2015)

Harriet Jessica P "Hetti" Bywater[2] (born 10 September 1994[3]) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Lucy Beale in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.

Early life[edit]

Bywater was born in Reigate, Surrey to parents originally from Swansea, Wales. She studied performing arts at The Theatre Workshop in Sussex.

Acting career[edit]

Bywater began her career in 2011, making guest appearances in Casualty and Doctors. She also starred in the St George's Day film in the same year.

In 2015, Bywater guest-starred in the fourth series of Death in Paradise.[4]

Between 2016 and 2017, Bywater guest starred in two episodes of the first series of Sky One drama, Delicious.


Bywater's most notable role was in EastEnders in 2012 as Lucy Beale, taking over from Melissa Suffield who played the role from 2004 to 2010.[4][5] On 21 February 2014, it was announced that Lucy would be murdered, starting a dark chapter for the Beale family and a whodunnit storyline ("Who Killed Lucy Beale?") that would run until the show's 30th anniversary in February 2015 when the identity of the murderer was revealed.[6] Bywater made her final appearance as a series regular on 18 April 2014 with a re-appearance for a flashback episode on 19 February 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Casualty Sarah Barker 1 episode
2011 Doctors Angelica Batter 1 episode
2011 St George's Day Lol's Girlfriend Film
2012–2015 EastEnders Lucy Beale Series regular
2015 Death in Paradise Jess Chambers 1 episode
2016–2017 Delicious Daisy 2 episodes


  1. ^ "A TEENAGER from Eastbourne has landed a starring role in the hit BBC soap EastEnders". Eastbourne Herald. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Harriet Bywater Actors Profile". The Casting Website. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Hetti Bywater". FHM. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ Walker, Danny (14 July 2014). "Hetti Bywater set for Death in Paradise role and already filmed on location in Paris and Mexico". mirror. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ Metro.co.uk, Christopher Hooton for (3 January 2012). "Lucy Beale gets makeover for EastEnders return with new actress". Metro. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Death in Walford: Lucy Beale's dramatic exit". EastEnders News & Spoilers. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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