Putting the (East) Asian back in Caucasian!
Lucy Sheen: made in Hong Kong and exported to the UK as a transracial adoptee. Lucy 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.
Other feature films include Business As Usual (1987) Secrets & Lies (1996), Something Good:The Mercury Factor (2013)
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. Call The Midwife (2017)
Radio credits include: Words On A Night Breeze, Bound Feet and Western Dress. Lucy is currently in postproduction for her independent documentary Abandoned, Adopted, Here [http link http://youtu.be/--KbumU3D_M]
2011 Lucy wrote & performed her solo theatre piece There Are Two Perfectly Good Me’s: One dead, the other unborn, [http link http://youtu.be/73zgGoF-Ufc] a dramatic solo performance looking into the issues of growing up as a transracial adoptee. Lucy is hoping to tour internationally so is looking for a producer.
2012 Lucy’s short play WAITING was selected for the REDfest new writers competition at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre
Lucy has just won two small writing commissions for 2015
Re:Play writing bursary for Nimble Fish
The Royal Court (Open Court)
Pains Plough/Tamasha Come To Where I’m From: London - now available by their free App (Come To Where I’m From)
As well as completing the above commissions
Work in progress
Conversations With My Unknown Mother
The Silence of Chung Sing Loo (working title)
ShoFu, Wianbu Pi being read as part of the 2017 Women and War festival
Third place in the documentary category
Abandoned Adopted Here (29.58)
Women Over Fifties Film Festival 2016
Third overall in the documentary catagory
Abandoned Adopted Here (20 mins)
Women Over Fifties Film Festival
Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama
Theatre Arts
Birth Date
October 6
Birth City
Kow loon
Current City
Hong Kong - Chinese
Eye Color
Zodiac Sign
Putting the (East) Asian back in Caucasian!
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