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Lucy SHeen


is a British actor, writer, filmmaker and advocate of East and South East Asian heritage (Hong Kong Chinese and Dai). She is also a transracial adoptee who was flown over to the UK in the late 50s to early 60s.

Acting wise her first professional job was the lead role in the ground breaking British feature film Ping Pong (1986). Since her debut Lucy has appeared on stage, in films and on TV as well as radio and audio dramas.

Film credits include: Aimee (BBC Screen on 2), Business As Usual (Canon Films), Secrets & Lies, Something Good:The Mercury Factor, The Good Neighbour.


TV credits include: Silent Witness, Shadow and Bone (Netflix), Mysterious Monsters (Witcher 2 Netflix) , Zapped, Call The Midwife, Casualty, Nighty Night series 2, Love Hurts, EastEnders, Prime Suspect 2, Childrens Ward, Chelworth.


Stage work includes, RSC, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Sheffield Crucible and Joint Stock Theatre Company.


As a writer Lucy’s commissions include The Royal Court, Paines Plough/Tamasha, The Young Vic, Komola Collective, Moongate Productions and Exit Pursued by a Panda.

She is a Royal Court writer alumni, the recipient of bursaries from both Nimble Fish Arts and Chinese Arts Now. Her work has been supported by Papergang Theatre, the RSC and Chinese Arts Now.


Lucy is also an alumni of New Criterion Writers and is currently developing a new commercial play under their Stage Development scheme.


Lucy has had her poetry and flash fiction published digitally and conventionally. She is also one of a handful of British East Asian playwrights to have their works published by Aurora Metro Books in the anthology of British East Asian Playwrights and Foreign Goods (Oberon Books). Lucy is a founding member of BEATS.org which is an advocacy group which lobbies for better nuanced representation of BESEA in UK culture on stage and screen working on stage, backstage, in front of and behind the camera.


Lucy’s work focuses on centring British East and South East Asians at the centre of the narrative on screen and stage. Behind the camera as well as in front, back stage as well as on stage.

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