Laura Donnelly (actress)
24 June 1982 |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Laura Donnelly (born 24 June 1982) is an actress from Northern Ireland. She made her on-screen debut in 2005 in the Channel 4 drama Sugar Rush, where she featured as a love interest of the female protagonist in two episodes. She is also known for appearing in Casualty, Hex, and as a main character in the Irish film Insatiable (2008). She recently starred in Best: His Mother's Son, a BBC drama on the life of George Best, playing Best's sister, Barbara. She currently stars in Jez Butterworth's new play, The River at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Dominic West and Miranda Raison.
Donnelly attended Rathmore Grammar School in Belfast, where she grew up. She then moved to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After graduating in 2004, she had a series of roles in the theatre in Ireland and Scotland before moving to London, where her career in television began.
- Sugar Rush (2 episodes, 2005). . .Beth
- Casualty (7 episodes, 2005). . .Fleur Butler
- Hex (4 episodes, 2005). . .Maya Robertson
- The Bill (1 episode, 2006). . .Jody Macmillan
- Rough Diamond (1 episode, 2007). . .Aoife
- Occupation (2 episodes, 2009). . .Katy Hibbs
- Dread (film) (2009) (Film). . .Abby
- Right Hand Drive (2009). . .Ashley
- Best: His Mother's Son (2009) (TV). . .Barbara Best
- Merlin (Season 2 - Episode 9; The Lady of the Lake episode, 2009). . .Freya  and (Season 3 - Episode 13; The Coming of Arthur - Part Two episode, 2010). . .Freya 
- Missing (2012). . .Violet Heath
- The Fall (5 episodes, 2013). . .Sarah Kay
- Outlander (2014) . . .Janet Fraser Murray (Jenny)
- Tales Of Us (Short Film) (2014) . . .The "Stranger"
- Romeo and Juliet, Open Air Theatre at Regents Park, June 2008 to August 2008 (playing Juliet)
- The River, Royal Court Theatre, October - November 2012
- "Laura Donnelly". Lazy Girls. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- IMDB page
- Maureen Coleman (June 29, 2005). "Laura couldn't be without her No 1 fan". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- Maeve Quigley (July 31, 2005). "Being cast as a lesbian is a Laura fan". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- Right Hand Drive (film) - Laura Donnelly Profile
- The Stage / Reviews / Romeo and Juliet