LUCY HUNTER JAMES
ACTING | SINGING | PERFORMANCE
With a career spanning over twenty years, she has worked hugely successfully as both a Producer and Performer. Her work as an actress, singer and voiceover artist (under the alias Lucy Hunter James) has seen her perform on stage, screen and radio in more than 85 countries. As a Producer she is one of the most known theatrical names in the Middle East having produced over fifty West End productions.
She has been teaching privately for over 10 years, mixing this with her career as a Producer and Performer. Students have gone on to train at some of the world's finest performing centres including LAMDA, Guildhall, Mountview, Arts Educational, Laines, Central, Pace, NYCU and more. Professionals have gone on win leading roles on stage and screen, record albums, sign with leading agencies and win talent shows
Lucy is the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of 'Popular Productions Ltd' - a producer of quality theatre and entertainment. Producing Drama, Musical Theatre and concert productions, both Nationally and Internationally, Popular Productions is recognised as one of the foremost production companies in the market. She is also the Co-Founder of The West End Stage Experience a training programme that gives upcoming talent the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in large scale, professionally produced stage productions Please see www.popularproductions.com
In 2018, Lucy launched West End Worldwide LLC a company which specialises in immersive entertainment but also has an exclusive theatrical agency attached to it. Highlights of the companies experience include commissioned projects for The Louvre, 'Movies in the Park' Yas Island, the VIP launch of the QE2, 'A Night at the Musicals' for Cognizant and the Insomnia Gaming Festival in Dubai and Saudi for which she provided over 12 bespoke shows and 200 performers.
Most recently Lucy began filming the feature film ‘Icarus’ being shot in Dubai, she plays Kara, the powerful head of an organization. Also in 2019, Lucy appeared in the Volkswagen comedy commercials entitled ‘We Are Family’. She appeared in the feature film ‘The Wedding Party 2’, released in December 2017 as Elizabeth Rosehill, the wedding planner. The film followed the filming of ‘Movers and Shakers’ a short film by Globalist Films for the short film circuit. In December 2017 Lucy produced, directed and starred in The Rat Pack Live, a special gala night for The Dubai Winter Festival. Also in 2016 she famously reprised the role of Maria in The Sound of Music at the Madinat Theatre to great acclaim. “Lucy Hunter James as Maria is nothing short of sensational” Dubai Press 2016. Lucy previously played the role at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, the BIECC Stadium as the Headline Act of the Bahrain Summer Festival and for two sold out runs at the Madinat Theatre in Dubai in 2011 where she won the award for the Best Theatrical Performance.
Other stage credits include Grace Farrell in Annie at the Madinat Theatre, Nancy in ‘Oliver!’, Marie Fraticelli in ‘When Harry Met Sally’, Miss Bell in ‘Fame’, Mrs Lyons in ‘Blood Brothers’ & Grace Farrell in 'Annie' (First Group Theatre, Dubai), Glinda in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (The Madinat Theatre), Understudy to Yvonne O’Grady in the stage adaptation of the Stephen King thriller ‘Misery’, Judith in ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ & Catherine in ‘Proof’ (Merlin International Theatre, Hungary), Sonia Walsk in ‘They’re Playing Our Song’ (European & Middle East Tour), Nickie Pignatelli in 'Sweet Charity' (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Nina in ‘The Seagull’ (Chichester Festival Theatre), Roxie in ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’ (Middle East), Alison Porter in ‘Look Back in Anger’ & Gail in ‘Teechers’ (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Lady Brighton in ‘Me & My Girl’ (London Palladium), Katie in 'The State of Play' Workshop (ICM, London), Jennifer in ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’ (Jermyn Street Theatre, West End & Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Anna in Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens (London & Edinburgh), Watson in ‘Dick Whittington’ (Theatre Royal York), ‘Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret’ (The Gatehouse), Soloist in 'Music from the Last Century’ (Wycombe Swan), Princess in ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ (Theatre Royal Norwich), Duchess of York in ‘Richard III’ (Shakespeare in the Crypt), Sister Sophia in ‘The Nun’ (ICA, London), Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (US Tour), Snow White in 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarves' (Broadway Theatre, London) Lead Vocalist in ‘Spirit of Broadway’ (US & Asian Tour) & the Lead Vocalist for the maiden World cruise of P&O’s Aurora.
Television credits include: Sugar Rush II (Channel 4), Lorna Doone (BBC), Holby City (BBC), G-Force (Yorkshire Television), The Bill (ITV), A Loss of Roses (Canada), The Jay Leno Show (CBS) & commercials for Brightpoint Women’s Hospital, Pan Emirates, Emirates, Nokia Lumia, Intel, Fabulous Magazine, Harvey Nichols, Soft & Gentle, 3-Bit Chocolate & Clearasil.
Lucy is also a regular Emcee, voiceover and recording artist, corporate and concert vocalist. Her work in the Middle East includes The Heart of Europe, Acer, Gulf Oil, SparkCognition, Clearblue, Carters, CityCentre, MidEast metals, The Asian Banker Awards Abu Dhabi, The CPI Awards 2016 & 2015, Jebel Ali Travel Awards 2016 & 2015, Brookfields Circus Spectacular, The Big Pink Ball 2014, West End to Broadway in Concert, The Dubai Christmas Festival 2014 - 2017, The Seafarers Ball at the British Embassy 2015 and 2016, The Banking Awards 2014, Kidsfest Abu Dhabi 2013,
Vida Hotels, Harrods, The Best of Abu Dhabi Awards 2012, The QE2 New Years Eve Relaunch 2011, The 2011 ITP Award Season (10 ceremonies), Grazia Style Awards, The USO Ball, The Red Tie and Tiara Ball, The American Business Council, The Club Abu Dhabi, The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Ball 2009 & 2010, Barclays, The British Business Council, The Dubai Film Festival, The World CEO Forum and DIVA’s. In the UK for BBC Radio 2, Cadburys, Cheatwell Games, Fox, Sky TV, The Malaysian Tourist Board, Reed Travel, The Excellent Entertainment Company, The English Tourist Board, The Cruising Musicals Consortium and Audiobook Ltd
For more information please see www.lucyhunterjames.com