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Lydia West's Biography

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This biography of Lydia West is about the 21st century actress whose big breakthrough came playing Bethany Bisme-Lyons in Russell T Davies's Years & Years for the BBC.

The character Bethany is an unruly teenager who is 'transhuman'.

The BBC website for Year & Years refers to transhumanism as "the culture of integrating humans with technology".

Back in 1900 there was another Lydia West.

In 2019, Lydia West was cast in BBC1's drama series Dracula.

She started as a dancer, however at 16 she broke her toe and this led to her pursuing a career in acting instead.

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