Laura Donnelly (actress)
20 August 1982|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Laura Donnelly (born 20 August 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 also starred in Best: His Mother's Son, a BBC drama on the life of George Best, playing Best's sister, Barbara. She starred in Jez Butterworth's play, The River at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Dominic West and Miranda Raison. She reprised her role in the Broadway production alongside Hugh Jackman.
In April 2018 she won the Best Actress award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in Butterworth’s The Ferryman.
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.
|Right Hand Drive||Ashley|
|Best: His Mother's Son||Barbara Best||TV film|
|2014||Heart of Lightness||Ellida|
|2015||The Program||Emma O'Reilly|
|2005||Sugar Rush||Beth||Episode: "Episode 1.8|
Episode: "Episode 1.9
|Casualty||Fleur Butler||7 episodes|
|Hex||Maya Robertson||4 episodes|
|2006||The Bill||Jody Macmillan||1 episode|
|2007||Rough Diamond||Aoife||1 episode|
|2009||Occupation||Katy Hibbs||2 episodes|
|Merlin||Freya||Episode: "The Lady of the Lake|
Episode: "The Coming of Arthur: Part 2
|2013||The Fall||Sarah Kay|
|2014—present||Outlander||Janet Fraser Murray (Jenny)|
|2018||Britannia||Hella||Episode: 1.8 |
- Romeo and Juliet, Open Air Theatre at Regents Park, June 2008 to August 2008 (playing Juliet)
- The River, Royal Court Theatre, October - November 2012
- The River, Circle in the Square, October 2014 - February 2015
- The Ferryman, Royal Court Theatre, April - May 2017
- The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, June 2017- October 2017
- "Laura Donnelly Twitter".
- Turner, Lauren (9 April 2018). "Hip hop musical Hamilton sweeps Oliviers" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- Maureen Coleman (29 June 2005). "Laura couldn't be without her No 1 fan". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
- Maeve Quigley (31 July 2005). "Being cast as a lesbian is a Laura fan". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
- "ProfileLaura". righthanddrivemovie.com. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- Elkin, Susan (10 June 2008). "Romeo and Juliet review". The Stage. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- "Cast and West End transfer confirmed for Sam Mendes' The Ferryman". WhatsOnStage.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.