Laura Carmichael

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Laura Carmichael
Born Laura Elizabeth Carmichael
(1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 28)
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010-present

Laura Carmichael (born 18 July 1986) is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Laura Elizabeth Carmichael is the daughter of Sarah, a radiographer, and Andy Carmichael, a software consultant.[1]

One of her paternal great-grandfathers was aviator Norman Blackburn.[1] Carmichael was educated at Shirley Junior School, The Mountbatten School, Peter Symonds College.[2]


Since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2007, Carmichael's TV appearances include appearing on Downton Abbey as Lady Edith Crawley.[3]

She is a member of The Fitzrovia Radio Hour. Carmichael made her West End debut in Uncle Vanya opposite Anna Friel and Samuel West in October 2012.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Downton Abbey Lady Edith Crawley TV series (43 episodes: 2010-present)
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Sal
2014 Madame Bovary Henrietta


  1. ^ a b "Downton Abbey's girls: On screen they play the Earl's daughters, each with a secret to hide, but what are the dramas that lie in their own family histories?", Mail Online; accessed April 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Emily Smith (6 February 2013). The Laura Carmichael Handbook - Everything you need to know about Laura Carmichael. Emereo Publishing. ISBN 9781486463565. 
  3. ^ "Downton Abbey: Laura Carmichael on Lady Edith". Radio Times. 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Downton Abbey Star Laura Carmichael Joins Cast of West End's Uncle Vanya". Playbill. 31 August 2012. 

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