Lacey Turner
Birth Date:
March 28, 1988
Birth Place:
Hendon, London, England, UK
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British actress Lacey Turner is best known for portraying Stacey Slater on the BBC soap opera “EastEnders” from 2004 to 2010 and 2014 to the present. The role brought her many awards, including  three National Television Awards, five British Soap Awards, a TV Quick Awards and a Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Award, as well as numerous nominations. She also starred in the television series “Bedlam” (2012), “Switch” (2012) and “Our Girl” (2014).

Turner dated hairdresser Matt Kaye from June 2006 to March 2007. She is a close friend of “EastEnders” co-star Louisa Lytton. She loves garage and RnB music and is a Dizzee Rascal huge fan. She spent £3685 to have breast implants in March 2007 for her 19th birthday, modifying her bust from a 32B to a 32D.


Childhood and Family:

Lacey Turner was born on March 28, 1988, in Hendon, London, England, as Lacey Amelia Turner. Her parents are  Leslie and Bev (née Harvey) Turner. She has two younger sisters, Daisy (born 1990) and Lily (born 2001). The family lived not far from the BBC Studios in Elstree. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School at age 10, but quit after a year. She went on to go to Peterborough And Saint Margarets School, a girls private school located in Stanmore NW London, and took dance, acting and singing classes after school. She dropped out of school at 16.



Starting out working on stage and in advertisements, Lacey Turner made her auspicious television debut in the BBC soap opera “EastEnders” in 2004. She originally auditioned for the role of Demi Miller, but instead was given the role of Stacey Slater, a new addition to the popular Slater family, on the show. She made her debut on the episode aired on November 1, 2004. In the following year, Turner won a TV Quick for Best Soap Newcomer and was nominated for a National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer and two British Soaps for Soap Bitch of the Year and Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress.

Turner continued to play Stacey until 2010 when her character was forced to flee the country due to the love triangle between Stacey, Janine Butcher and Ryan Malloy as well as the discovery that Stacey murdered Archie and her being framed for unsuccessful murder by Janine. Turner earned a series of additional awards and nominations for her performance on “EastEnders,” including the 2006 and 2010 British Soap Awards for Best Actress, the 2007 and 2010 British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance, the 2008 British Soap Award for Best Storyline, the 2007 Television and Radio Industries Club Award for TV Soap Personality, the 2007 National Television Award for Most Popular Actress, the 2010 National Television: Award for Most Popular Serial Drama Performance,  The 2011 National Television fro Outstanding Serial Drama Performance and  the 2010 TV Quick Award for Best Soap Actress.

After leaving “EastEnders,” Turner appeared in some advertising for Royal Mail to inform people of Christmas postal deadlines. She portrayed Lia in the third series of the British supernatural drama drama television series “Being Human” (2011),  and was cast as Elizabeth Lavenza, Victor Frankenstein's bride, on the television film “Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds” (2011), an adaptation of Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein.” In 2012, she worked with David Tennant, Ashley Walters, Billie Piper, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks and Vicky McClure in the BBC One improvisational programme “True Love,” which broadcast in June 2012. She also starred as Ellie Flint in the second series of “Bedlam” (2012) and as Stella in the  ITV2 supernatural drama “Switch” (2012). She portrayed Molly Dawes in the television film “Our Girl” (2013).

Turner returned to play Stacey for a short stint between February 7 and March 25, 2014 when the character turned herself in to the police for the murder of Archie. She returned permanently on “EastEnders” on August of that same year.   

Also in 2014, Turner reprised the role of Molly Dawes in a follow up five part series “Our Girl,” which began airing on BBC One on September 21, 2014. She played Stella Crangle in an episode of the third series of “Call the Midwife” (also 2014).          


National Television: Outstanding Serial Drama Performance, “EastEnders,” 2011
National Television: Most Popular Serial Drama Performance, “EastEnders,” 2010
British Soap: Best Actress, “EastEnders,” 2010
British Soap: Best Dramatic Performance, “EastEnders,” 2010
TV Quick: Best Soap Actress, “EastEnders,” 2010
British Soap: Best Storyline, “EastEnders,” 2008
British Soap: Best Dramatic Performance, “EastEnders,” 2007
National Television: Most Popular Actress, “EastEnders,” 2007
Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC): TV Soap Personality, 2007
British Soap: Best Actress, “EastEnders,” 2006
TV Quick: Best Soap Newcomer, “EastEnders,” 2005
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