Charlotte Lucas (born 29 May 1979) is an English actress and painter. Born into an acting family, Lucas is the granddaughter of Linden Travers, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes and Guy Leon. Charlotte is the great niece of Bill Travers who appeared in Born Free. Charlotte's mother is Susan Travers who starred in Peeping Tom. Lucas is the second cousin of actresses Penelope Wilton, Bill Travers' son Will, Richard Morant and Anna Massey. Her first cousin is BBC newsreader, Alice Bhandhukravi. She is best known for her role as Selena Geeson in Bad Girls. She also starred in the 2003 film Oh Marbella!, as well as a number of other TV roles including EastEnders, Midsomer Murders, Doctors, Not Going Out, and an episode of Adventure Inc. when filming transferred to the UK for four episodes. Lucas played the role of Mrs Bassat in BBC One's recent adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's, Jamaica Inn. Lucas attended Drama and Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, before concluding her studies at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Lucas' theatre credits include Red Velvet (Tricycle), Posh (West End and Royal Court Theatre), The Changeling (Young Vic), Yes, Prime Minister (West End), Fast Labour (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hampstead), World’s End (Trafalgar Studios), Called to Account, Darfur – How Long is Never? and Fabulation (Tricycle), Habeas Corpus (Royal Theatre Northampton), A Thought in Three Parts (BAC) and Sharp Relief and Fen (Salisbury Playhouse).