Laura Donnelly (actress)

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Laura Donnelly
Born (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 32)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present

Laura Donnelly (born 24 June 1982[1]) is an actress from Northern Ireland.[2] 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.[3] She then moved to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Donnelly is the long-time girlfriend of Nathan Connolly, the lead guitarist of the Northern Irish band Snow Patrol.[3]



  • Romeo and Juliet, Open Air Theatre at Regents Park, June 2008 to August 2008 (playing Juliet)[8]
  • The River, Royal Court Theatre, October - November 2012


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