Hetti Bywater

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Hetti Bywater
Born Harriet Bywater
(1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 21)
Sedlescombe, England[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–15
Notable work Lucy Beale in EastEnders
Television EastEnders (2012-2015)

Harriet "Hetti" Bywater[2] (born 13 October 1994[3]) is an English actress from Eastbourne, England. Born to parents originally from Swansea, Wales, Bywater began her career in 2011, making guest appearances in Casualty and Doctors. She has also starred in the St George's Day film. However, Bywater is best known for playing Lucy Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2012–14, with a re-appearance for a flashback in 2015.[4] In 2015, Bywater guest-starred in the fourth series of Death in Paradise.

Early life[edit]

Bywater was born in Reigate, Surrey. She studied performing arts at The Theatre Workshop in Sussex.

Acting career[edit]

Bywater 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]


Title Year Role Notes
Casualty 2011 Sarah Barker 1 episode
Doctors Angelica Batter
St George's Day Lol's Girlfriend Film
EastEnders 2012–2014, 2015[5] Lucy Beale Series regular
Death in Paradise 2015 Jess Chambers 1 episode


  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. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hetti Bywater – Biography and facts". redirectify. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lucy Beale gets makeover for EastEnders return with new actress". Metro. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "EastEnders character to be sensationally killed off in spring". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

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