Hollyoaks Lacey star’s life – famous dad, tragedy and ‘gutted’ over co-star exit

Hollyoaks star Annabelle Davis has made her debut as newcomer Lacey Lloyd.

She arrived to the village for a job interview with James Nightingale (Greogry Finnegan) at Dee Valley Law in recent scenes.

She admitted how passionate she is about the job but she didn't feel confident about her chances when James is far from enthusiastic.

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However, she got the job so fans will be seeing a lot more of actress Annabelle on their screens.

Daily Star has taken a look inside the live of Hollyoaks' newest star away from the Channel 4 soap cameras.

Past jobs

Fans may recognise Annabelle from CBBC series The Dumping Ground where she played Sasha Bellman from 2015 until 2022.

She repressed the role in spin-off series The Dumping Ground: I'm…, a webisode series.

Annabelle also appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011 as a Naughty Goblin.

The TV star has also appeared in two Star Wars movies alongside her dad Warwick Davis.

Famous dad

Annabelle is the daughter of actor Warwick Davis.

When Warwick was 11, his grandmother heard a radio advertisement calling for people who were 4 feet (120 cm) tall or shorter to be in Return of the Jedi.

The actor is a huge a fan of the Star Wars films so it was a dream come true when he landed a role in the blockbuster movie.

Like Annabelle, Warwick has also appeared in Harry Potter movies and the pair also worked together on Disney+ series Willow.

Family tragedy

Annabelle's parents Warwick and Samantha have been faced with heartbreak after learning two of their children had passed away as babies.

The couple's first children, Lloyd and George, inherited two forms of dwarfism from their parents.

Warwick was born with a very rare condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita and Sam was born with achondroplasia.

When their children inherited both conditions, it was something that would always prove fatal.

Despite the heartbreak, they went on to have two more children, daughter Annabelle and a son, Harrison, who have inherited their father’s condition.

Soap star

It was confirmed in December 2022 that Annabelle would be joining the cast of Hollyoaks.

Speaking about her new role, she said at the time: "I’m so excited for you to meet Lacey!

"She’s fun, career driven, training to be a Lawyer and now looking for a job. Fingers crossed she gets it.

"I’ve had a great time filming with the Hollyoaks gang and look forward to what Lacey gets up to."

'Gutted' over co-star exit

Annabelle said she was "gutted" that her former Dumping Ground co-star Emily Burnett had left Hollyoaks before joined.

Emily's exit scenes as Olivia Bradshaw played out over the new year as her wedding to Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson Dwyer) didn't go ahead.

"Emily Burnett [and I] were on the same show and we used to share a flat," Annabelle recently told Inside Soap.

"She left Hollyoaks the week before I started. I was gutted to miss her, although she’s given me lots of advice, which I really appreciate."

Hollyoaks airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 6.30pm followed by first look episodes on E4 at 7pm

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