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 Elizabeth Carmichael (born 18 July 1986) is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the TV period drama series Downton Abbey.

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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