• Lucy Carless is an English actress best known for her role in the “Humans” TV series.
• She began acting at a young age and first gained recognition when she joined the Television Workshop in Nottingham.
• The “Humans” series has been a major success, winning multiple awards and receiving a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
• Lucy is single and a technology enthusiast, though she is not as knowledgeable as her character Mattie in the show.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $400,000.


Who is Lucy Carless?

Lucy Carless was born in Nottingham, England on 7 April 1997, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and holding British nationality. She is best known for her acting career, especially for her role in the “Humans” TV series.

Early life and education

Lucy spent her entire childhood living with her parents in the same city in which she was born – there is nothing known about them or her siblings as she never speaks about them in public, that is why she is said to be an only child. Her love towards acting developed at a very early age, and she first began to perform in a theatre in her hometown.


One can say that Lucy’s career was launched in 2010 when she was only 13 – she was made part of a TV Workshop. She didn’t understand at the time how important and big the show was going to be for her, she only got to understand it after her first meeting in the Lace Market of the Workshop. She claims how the Workshop was one of the best things which has ever happened to her, and that no matter what happens, she will always feel as a part of it as it has shaped her and her acting style.

Before she landed her role in “Humans”, Lucy appeared in “Suspects” crime drama TV series in 2014, and in 2015 played in the “Code of a Killer” biography crime TV mini-series – she became a member of the cast of “Humans” in 2015.

She won the role for which she is famous today when she was 19 – she began appearing as Matilda ‘Mattie’ Hawkins in the “Humans” science fiction TV series which aired on Channel 4 and won several awards – story is made to cover topics such as artificial intelligence and robotics, while it follows the influence of new robots called “synths” on society. Lucy flew to the US for the first time on 29 July 2015 to help promote the series there. The series cost £12 million and it turned out to be the most successful drama which Channel 4 created in over 20 years – the first episode of the show was watched by over 6.1 million people.

Lucy hasn’t been active for a while now but it is said that she is trying to switch to movies and build her career there.

Lucy Carless

The Actors Workshop

The Actors Workshop in Nottingham is supported by the BAFTA-winning Television Workshop and is there to help people who are 18 or more to develop and promote their acting skills for movies, series or their speaking skills for radio. They do acting workshops and drama classes, while they also give private one-to-one tuitions.

The Workshop has Tim Bryn Smith as its supervisor – Tim is a famous professional actor mostly known for his roles in “The Bill” and “Dream Sky” TV series. It costs £45 per month to attend the workshops which are run on Mondays and Wednesdays from six to eight p.m. and from eight to ten p.m. The Workshop is not expensive and all the spaces usually get filled really quickly.

If you decide to attend the Workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn one of the eight important acting techniques: Stanislavski’s System, Lee Strasberg’s Method, Meisner Technique, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Practical Aesthetics, Uta Hagen, and PEM.

“Humans” TV series

The “Humans” science fiction TV series which has made Lucy famous was created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, and is based on the “Real Humans” Swedish science fiction series which began to air in 2012. Besides Lucy, the show also stars popular actors such as Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington and Ruth Bradley and it has so far had three seasons and 24 episodes – the first season was broadcast in the UK from 14 June to 2 August 2015, the second season aired from 30 October to 18 December 2016, while the third season was being shown between 17 May and 5 July 2018.

A special ‘synth school’ (synths are human-like robots in the show) was made and run by Dan O’Neill in order to remove the human gestures from actors so that they could be convincing as robots – the series can take you through a world in which robots are a part of the society and will make you think about numerous things such as artificial intelligence and its safety, consciousness, superintelligence, and the future of our own world.

The first season received an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes while the second season got a score of 100% on the same website which is a stunning success as not a lot of movies or TV series manage to get the full 100%. The show was voted as “Top Show of 2015” by Digital Spy in December 2015 and they described it as a show which manages to stay away from the topics which are usually used in TV series, such as cop themes and plots related to crime – it won British Screenwriters’ Award and The Royal Television Society: Craft and Design Award in 2015, and Televisual Bulldog Award and BAFTA Award in 2016, while it was nominated for over 15 other awards.

Personal life and likes

Lucy seems to be loved by a lot of people who watched her on TV, but she is still single. She doesn’t talk about her personal life as she likes to keep it a secret so there might be someone special in her life who the public know nothing about.

Even though there were some rumors about Lucy being pregnant, these turned out to be just rumors as Lucy denied them all – she hasn’t married and doesn’t have any kids.

Lucy is fascinated by technology but she doesn’t have much knowledge about it which differs from her character of Mattie in “Humans”, who wants to know all about robots and is a hacker. Lucy claimed during an interview to not be as fearless in real life as Mattie in the show – she was never good at math or science, while Mattie is excellent. She claims to be addicted to her iPhone as she uses it every day, and couldn’t possibly imagine her life without Internet or Google. She is also very skeptical about robots, and thinks how one day we might actually have robots working for us as slaves and is unsure if that is a good thing or not.

Appearance and net worth

Lucy is currently 21 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes but her height and weight are not known.

According to authoritative sources, Lucy’s net worth is estimated to not be more than $400,000. It is said that the average earning of actresses in the UK is around $45,000 per year.

Social media presence

Lucy is not that active on social media platforms, which is a surprise for most of her fans who wanted to follow her work – she has an Instagram account with more than 8,500 followers and nearly 700 posts, while she has a Facebook account as well which she uses only to keep in touch with her family.




Cuffs2015TV SeriesEva Pryce
Humans2015TV SeriesMattie Hawkins
Code of a Killer2015TV Mini-SeriesSusan Mann

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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