Hetti Bywater, a client of Mark Jermin Management has landed the role of wild child Lucy Beale in BBC soap Eastenders.
Hetti has already started filming as the young iconic character.
Lucy returns to the square after spending some time in Devon after hearing some sad news. She is the daughter of Cindy and business man Ian Beale and will return to our screens as spoilt, arrogant and smarter than most teens but deep down insecure.
Hetty has been a student at The Theatre Workshop in Sussex for the last 8 years, and has previously secured roles in BBC Casualty, Doctors and this year a leading role in a feature film COUNTING BACKWARDS directed by Sean De Sparango. She was also cast in the British film St George's Day acting alongside Charles Dance and Nick Moran, directed by Frank Harper.
Agent Mark Jermin said “We are over the moon to have a regular character in Eastenders and its been exciting watching Hetti grow and develop as an actress over the years, we have always believed in her talent”
Hetti replaces Melissa Suffield who played the role for six years, and is the latest in a number of teen recasts in Eastenders including Jacqueline Jossa as Lauren Branning and Joshua Pascoe as Ben Mitchell.