Brand new BBC drama Years and Years is set fifteen years in the future when political turmoil has taken its toll of an ordinary family from Manchester.

The six-part series will introduce audiences to a brand new set of futuristic characters including Bethany, a shy quiet student who is secretly obsessed with ‘transhumanism’.

So, want to find out everything we know about the actress who plays her? Read below to find out her name, previous roles, Instagram and more…

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Who plays Bethany in Years and Years?

Playing Years and Years teenager Bethany Bisme-Lyons is British actress Lydia West.

Lydia attended the Identity School of Acting, which is known for producing megastars like Star War’s John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright.

T’Nia Miller, who plays Bethany’s mum Celeste Bisme-Lyons, also trained at the acting school.

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What else has she starred in?

It appears that BBC’s Years and Years is Lydia’s first ever television role!

However, the actress has been treading the boards for quite some time, appearing in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Jean Genet’s The Maids.

Lydia is also set to appear in an upcoming project called The Cycle.

Lydia West on Instagram

You can follow Lydia on Instagram at @lydiawestie where she has just over 1,000 followers.

She posts lots of pics of her life as an actress, including some behind the scenes snaps from the Years and Years set!

Check out some of her Insta’ pics below…

 

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YEARS AND YEARS BEGINS TUESDAY MAY 14TH AT 9 PM ON BBC ONE.

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