Lucy Sheen: made in Hong Kong and exported to the UK as a transracial adoptee. Sheen is a dyslexic actor, published writer, (nom de plum Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen) filmmaker, trainer and transracial adoptee advocate. She loves Dim sum, Yorkshire puddings and tea.
Her first professional job, the female lead in the ground breaking British feature film PING PONG (1987), directed by Po Ch’ih Leong. The first ever UK feature to look at the history and issues of the British-Chinese community. Her other feature films include Business As Usual (1987) Secrets & Lies (1996), Something Good: The Mercury Factor (2013)
Her Theatre credits include: Julius Caesar Portia -Bristol Old Vic (1987); Drink the Mercury Ioka nominated for a TMA (first British East Asian actress to be nominated for a major UK theatre award 1990); Hungry Ghosts Tim Luscombe, nominated for an OFFIE for best actress 2010. Plenty directed by the award winning Thea Sharrock (2011), Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (2016), Snow In Midsummer RSC (2017), The Scar Test Soho Theatre (2017)
TV credits include: Prime Suspect 2; Lovejoy; Eastenders and Nighty Night series 2 and Call The Midwife (2017)