Lucy Akhurst is an English actress, writer and director who has been working mainly in television since the 1990s. She starred alongside Neil Morrissey in The Vanishing Man and then came to prominence in a lead role in 1999's ITV seven-part drama Wonderful You.
She appeared as Tim's girlfriend for four episodes of UK comedy Spaced and also guest-starred as a zombie in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's comedy film Shaun of the Dead.
She also appeared in the 2004 series of the BBC's Monarch of the Glen.
More recently she wrote, produced and starred in Every Seven Years a short film that has won several awards. She also directed, co-produced and had a small part in the independent British film Morris: A Life with Bells On, written, co-produced by and starring her husband Chaz Oldham. She wrote an article in The Daily Mail about her experiences in making the film.
Akhurst provided the voiceovers for EastEnders in March 2009 for the Mitchell family storyline.