|Born||Lydia Dorothy West|
1993 (age 28–29)
Islington, London, England
|🎓 Alma mater||Identity School of Acting|
|📆 Years active||2019–present|
West is from London. Her mother is a nurse, and she has an older sister, Rachel. She initially trained in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance; a foot injury hindered her abilities and caused her to switch to drama. She then studied at Identity School of Acting.
Post graduation from IDSA, West landed a role in Russell T Davies' 2019 BBC One and HBO series, Years and Years. She starred in the 2021 Channel 4 series It’s A Sin, also by Davies. She played Jill Baxter, who is loosely based on one of Davies' friends. Davies called her character the "the heart of the story", whereas Jack King of I-D said she was the "de facto matriarch". Her performance was described as a "standout" one by i.
She also had a guest role in the BBC One series Dracula. Her voice work includes narrating The Wizard of Oz for Audible alongside Jim Broadbent. She has an upcoming film role in Text for You and television role in the Apple TV+ series Suspicion.
|2019||Years and Years||Bethany Bisme-Lyons||6 episodes|
|2020||Dracula||Lucy Westenra||Episode: "The Dark Compass"|
|2021||It's a Sin||Jill Baxter||Main role|
|TBA||Text for You||TBA||Upcoming|
|2020||Doctor Who: The Sorcerer of Albion||Vivien||Big Finish: Donna Noble: Kidnapped!|
|2020||The Wizard of Oz||Audible|
- "Meet The Exuberant Young Stars Of Russell T Davies's New '80s-Set Drama, 'It's A Sin'". British Vogue. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
- Lydia West (19 April 2020). "My middle name is Dorothy and I got to play her in the Wizard of Oz for audible..." Retrieved 24 January 2021 – via Instagram.
- "Olly Alexander on 'It's A Sin': "There's not been a British Aids drama on this scale ever"". NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
- Blair, Olivia (2021-01-22). "Lydia West On 'It's A Sin', Michaela Coel Knowing Her Name And The 'Sex And The City' Reboot". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
- Ross Grant (24 May 2019). "PREVIEW: Finding YOUR OWN Way Into Acting - With 'Years And Years' Actress Lydia West!". Act on This (Podcast). Retrieved 24 January 2021.
- Mukbtar, Amel (May 2020). "Vogue Darling: Lydia West". British Vogue. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
- Mclaren, Bonnie (January 21, 2020). "Meet Lydia West, One Of It's A Sin's Breakout Stars". Grazia. Retrieved 2021-01-23. Unknown parameter
- Knight, Lewis (2021-01-25). "It's A Sin's Lydia West talks with real-life Jill about AIDS activism in 1980s". mirror. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
- "10 Home Upgrades From The 'Queer Eye' Collection At Walmart". Bustle. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
- Carr, Flora (12 January 2021). "It's A Sin star Lydia West says her character is based on "inspiring" real-life person". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
- Lobb, Adrian (2021-01-22). "Seven reasons why It's A Sin is the most important drama of 2021". The Big Issue. Retrieved 2021-01-23. Unknown parameter
- King, Jack (2021-01-21). "Why art teaches us more about AIDS than school ever will". I-D. Retrieved 2021-01-23. Unknown parameter
- Myers, Justin (2021-01-14). "Russell T Davies' It's a Sin is a stark reminder that everything, yet nothing, has changed". i. Retrieved 2021-01-23. Unknown parameter
- "The Wizard of Oz". Bafflegab. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
- "'It's A Sin's Lydia West Discussed The "Special" Experience Of Playing A Real Person". Bustle. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
- "Lydia West - Contributions". Big Finish. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
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