Hetti Bywater

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Hetti Bywater
Hetti b with a fan.jpg
Bywater in 2012
BornHarriet Jessica P Bywater
(1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 24)
Sedlescombe, East Sussex, England[1]
Years active2011–present
Notable workLucy Beale in EastEnders
TelevisionEastEnders (2012–2015)

Harriet Jessica P "Hetti" Bywater[2] (born 10 September 1994[3]) is an English actress best known for playing Lucy Beale in the BBC 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]

In late 2016, Bywater guest starred in two episodes of the first series of Sky One's 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.


Title Year Role Notes
Casualty 2011 Sarah Barker 1 episode
Doctors Angelica Batter
St George's Day Lol's Girlfriend Film
EastEnders 2012–2015[7] Lucy Beale Series regular
Death in Paradise 2015 Jess Chambers 1 episode
Delicious 2016–2017 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 (2014-07-14). "Hetti Bywater set for Death in Paradise role and already filmed on location in Paris and Mexico". mirror. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  5. ^ Metro.co.uk, Christopher Hooton for (2012-01-03). "Lucy Beale gets makeover for EastEnders return with new actress". Metro. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  6. ^ "Death in Walford: Lucy Beale's dramatic exit". EastEnders News & Spoilers. 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ "EastEnders character to be sensationally killed off in spring". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 19 March 2014.

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