18 November 1975|
London, England, UK
Lucy Akhurst (born 18 November 1975, in London) is an English actress, writer and director who has been working mainly in television since the 1990s. She starred alongside Neil Morrissey in The Vanishing Man and then came to prominence in a lead role in 1999's ITV seven-part drama Wonderful You.
More recently she wrote, produced and starred in Every Seven Years a short film that has won several awards. She also directed, co-produced and had a small part in the independent British film Morris: A Life with Bells On, written, co-produced by and starring her husband Chaz Oldham. She wrote an article in The Daily Mail about her experiences in making the film.
Akhurst provided the voiceovers for EastEnders in March 2009 for the Mitchell family storyline.
- The Cinder Path (1994)
- The Vanishing Man (1996)
- All Quiet on the Preston Front (1997)
- The Saint (1997)
- The Land Girls (1998)
- The Vanishing Man (1998)
- Wonderful you (1999)
- Peak Practice (1999)
- Longitude (2000) Granada Productions - Nurse Grace Ingram
- Holby City (2000)
- Taggart: Skin Deep (2000)
- Beast (2000)
- Circus (2000)
- Trinity (2001)
- Spaced (2001) - Sophie
- In Deep (2002)
- Eroica (2003)
- Ultimate Force (2003) - as MI5 Liaison Officer Pru Banks
- Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- Every Seven Years (2004)
- Monarch of the Glen (2004)
- Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009)
- George Gently (2011) - as Liz Thompson, in episode Goodbye China
- "A leap of faith". The Northern Echo. 26 September 2009. Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
- Xan Brooks (1 October 2009). "The DIY films that vanish without trace". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
- Lucy Akhurst (17 January 2009). "I thought Morris dancing was weird ... Now I know it's the most fun you can have with bells on". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2010-07-05.