Laura Fraser

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Laura Fraser
Born (1976-07-24) 24 July 1976 (age 38)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Karl Geary
(2003–present)
Children 1

Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service, and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

Early life[edit]

Fraser was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Rose, a college lecturer and nurse, and Alister Fraser, a screenwriter and businessman.[1] She attended Hillhead High School and is a former member of the Scottish Youth Theatre. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Career[edit]

Fraser's first big break was playing Door in the BBC's dark fantasy series Neverwhere in 1996. She starred in the BBC film The Tribe (1998), and played Lavinia in Titus (1999). She also appeared in the films A Knight's Tale (2001) and Vanilla Sky (2001). She starred in the BBC period drama serials He Knew He Was Right (2004), Casanova (2005), and Reichenbach Falls (2007). She starred in the British comedy film Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006). She played Claire Bellington in the ITV series Talk to Me (2007).

Fraser starred as the title character in Florence Nightingale, broadcast on BBC One in June 2008. From 2010 to 2012, she starred as Cat in the BBC Three series Lip Service. In 2010, it was announced that she would portray Jessica Brody in the pilot for the Showtime political thriller series Homeland.[2] She was replaced on the show by Morena Baccarin.[3] From 2012 to 2013, she portrayed Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the final season of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Fraser is a teetotaler.[5] She married actor Karl Geary in 2003. They have one daughter, Lila, and live in Brooklyn, New York.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Good Day for the Bad Guys Red Riding Hood Short film
1996 Small Faces Joanne Macgowan
1997 The Investigator Louise Marshall Television film
1997 Summer of Love Isabel Television film
1997 Paris, Brixton Amanda Short film
1998 Left Luggage Chaya Silberschmidt
1998 The Tribe Megan Television film
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Bedroom Beauty
1998 Cousin Bette Mariette
1998 Divorcing Jack Margaret
1999 Virtual Sexuality Justine Alice Parker
1999 A Christmas Carol Belle Television film
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Joanna Robinson
1999 Titus Lavinia
2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large Candice
2001 A Knight's Tale Kate
2001 Vanilla Sky The Future
2001 Station Jim Harriet Collins Television film
2003 Den of Lions Katya Paskevic
2003 Devil's Gate Rachel
2003 16 Years of Alcohol Helen
2003 Coney Island Baby Bridget
2003 The Old One Jane Doe Short film
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Doris Stevens Television film
2006 Nina's Heavenly Delights Lisa MacKinlay
2006 Land of the Blind Madeleine
2006 The Flying Scotsman Anna Obree
2007 Reichenbach Falls Clara Television film
2008 Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Television film
2009 No Holds Bard Sarah Rutherford Television film
2009 Cuckoo Polly
2009 The Boys Are Back Katy
2010 You Were Perfectly Fine Girl 1 Short film
2011 Flutter Helen
2013 Wish You Well Amanda Cardinal
2014 Castles in the Sky Margaret Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Casualty Gemma McEnery Episode: "For Your Own Good"
1996 Neverwhere Door 6 episodes
2004 Conviction Lucy Romanis 6 episodes
2004 He Knew He Was Right Emily Trevelyan 4 episodes
2005 Casanova Henriette 3 episodes
2007 Talk to Me Claire 4 episodes
2008 The Passion Abigail
2010 Single Father Rita Morris 4 episodes
2010–2012 Lip Service Cat MacKenzie 8 episodes
2012–2013 Breaking Bad Lydia Rodarte-Quayle 10 episodes
2014 Black Box Regan Black 13 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ FilmReference.com — Laura Fraser Biography (1976–)
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 December 2010). "TV CASTINGS: Laura Fraser Joins Showtime Pilot ‘Homeland,’ Two Added To ‘True Blood’". deadline.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (31 May 2011). "‘V’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series ‘Homeland’ As Regular". deadline.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Snierson, Dan (27 June 2012). "'Breaking Bad' taps Scottish actress Laura Fraser to play 'important' character in season 5 -- EXCLUSIVE". ew.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  5. ^ 11:15 am ETAug 25, 2013 (2013-08-25). "‘Breaking Bad’: Is Laura Fraser Going to Belize? - Speakeasy - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  6. ^ 8 MOS. "'Breaking Bad' Final Season: Star Calls Ending 'Pristinely Perfect' (Video)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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