Jo Hole Associates

Agent: Jo Hole Associates
Jo Hole: 020 3735 5429 / [email protected]
General enquiries: 020 3735 5429 / [email protected]

Lucia hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. After graduating from Queens’ University and a brief flirtation with the idea of journalism, she left Belfast to begin her drama training at RADA and has been in London ever since. She has worked extensively across the UK in theatre and television and throughout Europe; some of her credits include THE SILVER TASSIE at The National, HAPPINESS at the Edinburgh Playhouse Studio, CARTHAGINIANS ( Lyric Theatre Belfast), AJAX at (Riverside Studios), LINE OF DUTY 2 (BBC 2), HANJO (Soho Theatre), STEPHEN AND THE SEXY PARTIDGE (Trafalgar Studios); as well as a large body of Shakespeare and new work played everywhere from Ludlow and Elsinore Castles to the ladies loo at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. She has been lucky enough to work with practitioners such as Howard Davis, Frank McGuiness and Adrian Dunbar. In early 2018 Lucia was invited to read at the investiture of Kenneth Branagh as a Freeman of Belfast at the Ulster Hall - an altogether enjoyable experience!

Lucia was a world class Irish dancer as a kid and has remained fairly bendy in her adult life, excelling at Flamenco, Latin and English period dance. Lucia has a high level of puppetry and physical theatre skills and as Creative Associate for Scaffold State, Lucia has also been a workshop leader and children’s facilitator for many years. She has worked with autistic children across London; encouraging them to use drama, movement and story-telling to help make sense of the world around them.

Languages: English
Nationality: British
Bases: London, Belfast

“Lucia McAnespie as 'Greta' stands out, all sharp hand actions and pitiless words, her revelatory story a compelling, eye-pricking moment.”

Featured Credits
Kim Kendler in HOLBY CITY (2018)
Sean Glynn/BBC
Caroline Lucas in ABOUT LAST NIGHT (2017)
Shane Dempsey/Arcola Theatre
Breda in GUTTED (2017)
Nicola Samer/Byrne Productions/Marlowe Theatre
The Woman From Rathmines in THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (2016)
Howard Davies/National Theatre
Lillie Connolly in THE NON STOP CONNOLLY SHOW (2016)
Shane Dempsey/Finborough Theatre
Custody Seargent in LINE OF DUTY 3 (2015)
Michael Keillor/World Productions
Various (female and male leads) in SHUTTERS (2014)
Jack Thorpe Baker/Park Theatre
AC12 Desk Officer in LINE OF DUTY 2 (2014)
Douglas McKinnon/World Productions
Ward Sister in THE SILVER TASSIE (2014)
Howard Davies/National Theatre
Vera in THE FACTORY GIRLS by Frank McGuinness (2013)
Caitriona McLaughlin/Millennium Theatre Derry + tour
Adrian Dunbar/Lyric Theatre Belfast
Charlie Walker-Wise/Ludlow Festival
Anne Robinson/Michael Flattley in STEPHEN AND THE SEXY PARTRIDGE
Cal McCrystal/Trafalgar Studios
Techmessa in AJAX
Jack Shepherd/Riverside Studios