Lucy Hutchinson (actress)

Lucy Hutchinson

Hutchinson, August 2015
Born (2003-07-18) 18 July 2003
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008-Present

Lucy Hutchinson (born 18 July 2003) is an English child actress from Sanderstead, Croydon. Her first acting experience came in the 2008 film Dustbin Baby, based on Jacqueline Wilson's 2001 novel of the same name.[1] In Dustbin Baby, she played the younger version of the lead character April, seen in flashbacks. Hutchinson was five at the time of filming, and was described by director Juliet May as "one of the most remarkable five year olds I have ever met", saying that "it's like she's not acting at all".[2] Prior to her appearance in Dustbin Baby, Hutchinson had attended a local drama group for children, and was signed up with an agency. Her father said that she got the role because "she was the right face in the right place ... She was incredibly lucky but that doesn't deter from how well she did in getting it."[3]

After the release of Dustbin Baby, Hutchinson played roles in British television programmes EastEnders, Doc Martin and Psychoville. Her film debut came when she filmed scenes for the American film Prometheus, in which she played a younger version of the main character, Elizabeth Shaw. Director Ridley Scott considers the scenes critical for providing insight into Elizabeth's motivations. Hutchinson said "It was really good and I think the experience was great for me as well. It was filming at Pinewood, it is such a big place and that showed me what other sets were being built there which was good. I have never really been to a big set before, I just thought 'wow'. I know it was a big scene, Ridley Scott told me it was a really big scene. I was quite confident and just thought 'yeah I am going to do this'."[1]

Hutchinson subsequently made appearances on radio, stage and television, including roles in Little Crackers, The Politician's Husband, Not Going Out and Inside No. 9. She has main roles Dani's Castle and the BBC comedy The Kennedys.

Hutchinson lives and attends school in Croydon. She lives with her parents, Gary and Anna, and older brother.[1][4]


Film and television

Year Title Role Notes References
2008 Dustbin Baby Young April Johnson TV film
2009 EastEnders Stacey Slater's imaginary daughter 3 episodes
2011 Psychoville Chloe Groves 3 episodes [5][6]
2011 Doc Martin Ella Episode: "Don't Let Go" [7]
2012 Prometheus Young Elizabeth Shaw Feature film
2012 The Poison Tree Young Biba TV film
2012 Little Crackers Young Rebecca Front Episode: "Rebecca Front's Little Cracker: Rainy Days & Mondays" [8]
2013 The Politician's Husband Ruby Hoynes 3 episodes [9]
2013 Not Going Out Nancy Episode: "Magic" [10]
2014 Terry and Brenda Kelly Short film
2014 Inside No. 9 Tamsin Episode: "Last Gasp"
2015 Mr. Bean Little Girl Comic Relief special sketch: "Funeral" [11]
2015 Dani's Castle Leonie Main role
2015 The Kennedys Emma Main role [12][13]
2016 Casualty Chloe 1 episode "The Best Day of My Life"


Year Title Role Notes References
2013 To Kill a Mockingbird - Play Scout Play won the 2014 Samuel French Best Play Revival WhatsOnStage Award[14] [15]
2013-2014 Emil and The Detectives - Play Pony


Year Title Role Notes References
2014–present Home Front Jessie Moore Longlisted for 2015 Best Actor or Actress in a Debut Role BBC Audio Drama Award[16] [17]
2014 Dangerous Visions Anna Radio 4 drama; episode "The Illustrated Man" [18]
2015 Earthsea Serret Radio 4 adaptation of Earthsea; episode 1, "Shadow" [19]
2015 All Those Women Emily Radio 4 drama; main role [20]


  1. 1 2 3 Williamson, Hannah (9 May 2012). "Schoolgirl stars in sci-fi blockbuster". Croydon Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  2. Ouston, Julia (12 January 2009). Behind the Bin: The Making of Dustbin Baby. Dustbin Baby DVD. Kindle Entertainment/ITV DVD. Event occurs at approximately 5:00.
  3. Millard, Neil (23 November 2008). "Sanderstead schoolgirl to star in BBC Jacqueline Wilson drama". This Is Croydon. Northcliffe Media. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  4. Wilkinson, Mark; Martin, Emer (10 May 2012). "Eight-year-old joins Hollywood stars in Ridley Scott's new sci-fi thriller". London Evening Standard. p. 31.
  5. Mulkern, Patrick. "Psychoville; Series 2 Episode 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. Mulkern, Patrick. "Psychoville - Series 2 Episode 4". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  7. Seale, Jack. "Doc Martin; Series 5, Episode 6 - Don't Let Go". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  8. "Little Crackers; Series 3 - 2. Rebecca Front's Little Cracker". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  9. BBC Two page "Meet the Characters". The Politician's Husband. Retrieved 30 August 2013
  10. Not Going Out - Magic; Series 6 - 7 Radio Times - Retrieved 3 September 2013
  11. "Comic Relief Special - Funeral". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  12. "Filming starts on new BBC comedy The Kennedys". British Comedy Guide. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  13. "The Kennedys". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  14. "Full List: Winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards". WhatsOnStage. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  15. "Summer Season at Regent's Park Theatre". Britain Magazine. VisitBritain. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  16. "BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 Long List". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  17. "Jessie Moore". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  18. "BBC Radio 4 - Dangerous Visions - The Illustrated Man". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  19. "BBC Radio 4 Extra - Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea, Shadow". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  20. "All Those Women". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
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