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Jo Hole Associates

Agent: Jo Hole Associates
General enquiries: 07889 534833 / [email protected]

Lucia hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lucia was a world class Irish dancer as a kid and has a high level of puppetry and physical theatre skills.

After a brief flirtation with the idea of journalism on graduation from Queens’ University, she left her home city to train at RADA and has been in London ever since.

She has been lucky enough to work with practitioners including the late Howard Davis, Frank McGuinness and Adrian Dunbar. Theatre credits include THE SILVER TASSIE and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (National Theatre), CARTHAGINIANS and title role in DEAR ARABELLA (Lyric Theatre Belfast), AJAX (Riverside Studios), HANJO (Soho Theatre), STEPHEN AND THE SEXY PARTRIDGE (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.

On screen Lucia had a recent guest lead role in HOLBY CITY and was seen in two seasons of LINE OF DUTY.

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! Since then she has returned to the Lyric Theatre to play the title role in DEAR ARABELLA by Marie Jones (the author of STONES IN HIS POCKETS).

Languages: English
Nationality: British
Bases: London, Belfast

“And Lucia McAnespie as Nancy is especially superb - ballsy yet vulnerable; compassionate, motherly; conflicted but ultimately loyal to her criminal associates. Here is a young woman who is old beyond her years; her look upon seeing that Sikes knows she has conspired against him, and what it means for her, is truly chilling. I would call her the finest Nancy since Shani Wallis in Lionel Bart's musical version of 1968”

-BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE on OLIVER TWIST at Riverside Studios
Featured Credits
Arabella in DEAR ARABELLA by Marie Jones
Lyndsay Posner/Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Kim Kendler in HOLBY CITY
Sean Glynn/BBC
Caroline Lucas in ABOUT LAST NIGHT
Shane Dempsey/Arcola Theatre
Breda in GUTTED
Nicola Samer/Byrne Productions/Marlowe Theatre
The Woman From Rathmines in THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
Howard Davies/National Theatre
Lillie Connolly in THE NON STOP CONNOLLY SHOW
Shane Dempsey/Finborough Theatre
Custody Seargent in LINE OF DUTY 3
Michael Keillor/World Productions
Various (female and male leads) in SHUTTERS
Jack Thorpe Baker/Park Theatre
AC12 Desk Officer in LINE OF DUTY 2
Douglas McKinnon/World Productions
Ward Sister in THE SILVER TASSIE
Howard Davies/National Theatre
Vera in THE FACTORY GIRLS by Frank McGuinness
Caitriona McLaughlin/Millennium Theatre Derry + tour
Greta in CARTHAGINIANS
Adrian Dunbar/Lyric Theatre Belfast
Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT
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