24 July 1976 |
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.
Fraser was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Rose, a college lecturer and nurse, and Alister Fraser, a screenwriter and businessman. 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.
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. She was replaced on the show by Vanessa Hudgens, but later Morena Baccarin. From 2012 to 2013, she portrayed Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the final season of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.
|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|
|1999||Virtual Sexuality||Justine Alice Parker|
|1999||A Christmas Carol||Belle||Television film|
|1999||Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?||Joanna Robinson|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||Hannah||Television film|
|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||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||The Boys Are Back||Katy|
|2010||You Were Perfectly Fine||Girl 1||Short film|
|2013||Wish You Well||Amanda Cardinal|
|2014||Castles in the Sky||Margaret||Television film|
|2014||The Sisterhood of Night||Rose Hall|
|2015||Man with Van||Talia||Post-production|
|2016||I Am Not a Serial Killer||Filming|
|1996||Casualty||Gemma McEnery||Episode: "For Your Own Good"|
|2004||Conviction||Lucy Romanis||6 episodes|
|2004||He Knew He Was Right||Emily Trevelyan||4 episodes|
|2007||Talk to Me||Claire||4 episodes|
|2010||Single Father||Rita Morris||4 episodes|
|2010–2012||Lip Service||Cat MacKenzie||8 episodes|
|2012–2013||Breaking Bad||Lydia Rodarte-Quayle||9 episodes|
|2014||Black Box||Regan Black||13 episodes|
|2014||Forever||Patricia Abbott||Episode: "The Man in the Killer Suit"|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Professor Jessica Dillon||Episode: "Devastating Story"|
- FilmReference.com — Laura Fraser Biography (1976–)
- Andreeva, Nellie (14 December 2010). "TV CASTINGS: Laura Fraser Joins Showtime Pilot ‘Homeland,’ Two Added To ‘True Blood’". deadline.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (31 May 2011). "‘V’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series ‘Homeland’ As Regular". deadline.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- 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.
- Aug 25, 2013 (2013-08-25). "‘Breaking Bad’: Is Laura Fraser Going to Belize? - Speakeasy - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
- "'Breaking Bad' Final Season: Star Calls Ending 'Pristinely Perfect' (Video)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-12.