Laura Haddock

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Laura Haddock
Born Laura Jane Haddock
(1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 28)
Enfield, England, UK
Education St. George's School, Harpenden
Arts Educational Schools, London
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Sam Claflin (m. 2013)

Laura Jane Haddock (born 21 August 1985) is an English actress, known for portraying Kacie Carter in Honest, Bethan in The Colour of Magic, Lucrezia in Da Vinci's Demons, Natasha in Monday Monday, Sam in How Not to Live Your Life and Alison in The Inbetweeners Movie.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, where she attended St. George's School,[1] Haddock left school at the age of seventeen and moved to London to study drama.[2] She trained at Arts Educational School in Chiswick.[3]

Career[edit]

Haddock made her television debut in the television pilot Plus One, part of the Comedy Showcase 2008.[2] Her other television credits include The Palace, My Family, The Colour of Magic, Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye and Honest, playing the lead role of Kacie Carter. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Life Is Wild, the American version of Wild at Heart.[4] She also starred in adverts for dot tel. Haddock played the lead role of Natasha in the ITV1 comedy drama Monday M onday, and appears in series two and three of How Not to Live Your Life, replacing previous female lead Sinéad Moynihan.[4]

In 2011 she appeared in the Cinemax/Sky TV drama Strike Back: Project Dawn for two episodes playing the kidnapped daughter of an illegal arms dealer.

She stars as Lucrezia Donati,[5] the mistress of Lorenzo de' Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci in the 2013 series Da Vinci's Demons.[6]

Haddock's theatre credits include Famous Last, opposite Pauline Collins, which formed part of the 2009 Sky Arts Theatre Live! project,[7] and Rutherford & Son at Northern Stage.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Haddock formerly dated actor Richard Fleeshman.[9] She married actor Sam Claflin in July 2013.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Colour of Magic Bethan TV film
2008 Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye Miss Grosvenor TV film
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Autograph Seeker
The Inbetweeners Movie Alison Nominated – Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Rage of the Yeti Ashley TV film
2012 Storage 24 Nikki
House Cocktail The Beautiful Short film
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Meredith Quill[11][12][13] Post-production
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Family Melanie Episode: "Life Begins at Fifty"
Comedy Showcase Nicky Episode: "Plus One"
2008 Honest Kacie Carter Main cast
The Palace Lady Arabella Worthesley Wolsey Episodes: "Episode 7", "Episode 8"
2009 Monday Monday Natasha Main cast
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn Dr. Clare Somersby Episodes: "Episode 5", "Episode 6"
2009–2011 How Not to Live Your Life Samantha Main cast
2012 Upstairs Downstairs Beryl Ballard Main cast
Missing Susan Grantham Episodes: "Promises, "Rain on the Evil and on the Good"
2013 Dancing on the Edge Josephine Episode: "Interviewing Louis"
2013–present Da Vinci's Demons Lucrezia Donati Main cast

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Venue Role Notes
2009 Famous Last Orange Tree Theatre / Sky Arts Theatre Live! studio Treena Televised on Sky Arts 1 on 22 July 2009[7]
Rutherford and Son Northern Stage Mary 21 September–3 October 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barham, Alexandra (18 March 2008). "Magical chance for actress". Times Series. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b Wilde, Jon (7 March 2008). "What a catch: How a girl called Laura Haddock is becoming a very big fish indeed". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Food: Laura Haddock and Eleanor Wylde". OK!. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Monday Monday Press Pack" (PDF). ITV / Talkback Thames. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Da Vinci’s Demons - A STARZ Original Series - Cast". Starz.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (27 March 2012). "Starz's 'Da Vinci's Demons' Casts British Actress as its Leading Lady". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ a b Sky Arts – Sky Arts Theatre Live! – The Plays Retrieved on 13 August 2009.
  8. ^ Blagden, Jane (5 August 2009). "North East Premiere for Rutherford & Son". What's on Stage. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Food: Neil Stuke and Laura Haddock". OK!. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  10. ^ "Sam Claflin: "I'm very gentlemanly"". Yahoo. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Laura Haddock is Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy
  13. ^ Video on YouTube

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