Laura Haddock

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Laura Haddock
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Haddock in February 2015
Laura Jane Haddock

(1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 37)
Years active2007–present
(m. 2013; sep. 2019)

Laura Jane Haddock (born 21 August 1985)[1] is an English actress. She is known for portraying Zoë Walker in White Lines, Kacie Carter in Honest, Lucrezia in Da Vinci's Demons, Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alison in The Inbetweeners Movie and Viviane Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Early life[edit]

Haddock was born in Enfield, London, to a reflexologist mother and a financier father.[2] She was raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, where she attended St George's School.[3] She left school at the age of 17 and moved to London to study drama. She trained at Arts Educational School in Chiswick.[4]


Haddock made her television debut in the television pilot Plus One, part of the Comedy Showcase 2008.[citation needed] Her other television credits include The Palace, My Family, The Colour of Magic, Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye and Honest, in the lead role of Kacie Carter. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Life Is Wild, the American version of Wild at Heart.[5] She also starred in adverts for dot tel. Haddock played the lead role of Natasha in the ITV1 comedy drama Monday Monday, and appears as Samantha in series two and three of How Not to Live Your Life, replacing previous female lead Sinéad Moynihan.[5]

In 2011, she appeared in the Cinemax/Sky TV drama Strike Back: Project Dawn for two episodes, as the kidnapped daughter of an illegal arms dealer. She starred as Lucrezia Donati,[6] the mistress of Lorenzo de' Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci in the 2013 series Da Vinci's Demons.[7]

Haddock's theatre credits include Famous Last, which formed part of the 2009 Sky Arts Theatre Live! project,[8] and Rutherford & Son at Northern Stage.[9] In 2014, she portrayed Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, a role she reprised in its 2017 sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. She appears in the ITV series, The Level, and played Vivian Wembley in the 2017 Michael Bay film Transformers: The Last Knight.

In 2021, Haddock starred in a Christmas marketing campaign for British furniture and home accessories retailer OKA.[10] In 2022, she starred as Maxine Meladze in the Netflix comedy drama The Recruit.

Personal life[edit]

Haddock married English actor Sam Claflin in July 2013 after they had dated for two years.[11] They have a son born in 2015[12] and a daughter born in 2018.[13] On 20 August 2019, Haddock and Claflin announced their legal separation.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Autograph Seeker
The Inbetweeners Movie Alison Nominated – Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
2012 Storage 24 Nikki
House Cocktail The Beautiful Short film
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Meredith Quill
A Wonderful Christmas Time Cherie
2015 Superbob June
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Meredith Quill
Transformers: The Last Knight Viviane Wembly
2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era Myrna Dalgleish


Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Family Melanie Episode: "Life Begins at Fifty"
Comedy Showcase Nicky Episode: "Plus One"
The Colour of Magic Bethan Television film
2008 Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye Miss Grosvenor Television film
Honest Kacie Carter
The Palace Lady Arabella Worthesley Wolsey 2 episodes
2009 Monday Monday Natasha
2009–2011 How Not to Live Your Life Samantha
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn Dr. Clare Somersby 2 episodes
Rage of the Yeti Ashley Television film
2012 Upstairs Downstairs Beryl Ballard
Missing Susan Grantham 2 episodes
2013 Dancing on the Edge Josephine Episode: "Interviewing Louis"
2013–2015 Da Vinci's Demons Lucrezia Donati
2014 Ripper Street Lady Vera Episode 6: "The Incontrovertible Truth"
2015 Luther Megan Cantor 2 episodes
2016 The Musketeers Pauline [15]
The Level Hayley Svrcek
2019 The Capture Hannah Roberts
2020 White Lines Zoe Walker Main Role
2022 The Recruit Max Meladze 8 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Famous Last Treena Orange Tree Theatre[8]
2009 Rutherford and Son Mary Northern Stage
2010 Old Jimmy's Daughter Billy The Great Theatre of Holland

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2012 Empire Awards Best Female Newcomer The Inbetweeners Movie Nominated
2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy Won
2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast Guardians of the Galaxy Won
2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Acting Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated
2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated
2016 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Luther Nominated
2017 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Transformers: The Last Knight Nominated


  1. ^ "Laura Haddock, actriz: «Le chupe el pito al director detrás de 'White Lines' lo tuve más que claro»". (in Spanish). 15 May 2020. Archived from the original on 21 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ "The Columbus Dispatch". Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ Barham, Alexandra (18 March 2008). "Magical chance for actress". Times Series. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Food: Laura Haddock and Eleanor Wylde". OK!. 29 January 2008. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Monday Monday Press Pack" (PDF). ITV / Talkback Thames. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Da Vinci's Demons – A STARZ Original Series – CasIt". 28 November 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (27 March 2012). "Starz's 'Da Vinci's Demons' Casts British Actress as its Leading Lady". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 8 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2013. In 2014 Haddock starred in the movie A Wonderful Christmas Time}
  8. ^ a b Sky Arts – Sky Arts Theatre Live! – The Plays Archived 8 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  9. ^ Blagden, Jane (5 August 2009). "North East Premiere for Rutherford & Son". What's on Stage. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  10. ^ Dimarco, Sarah (8 November 2021). "Actress Laura Haddock joins forces with OKA to bring you a very British Christmas". Veranda. Retrieved 11 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Sam Claflin: "I'm very gentlemanly"". Yahoo. 30 May 2012. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock Welcome First Child". People. 20 January 2016. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  13. ^ Juneau, Jen and Leon, Anya (7 February 2018). "Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock Welcome Second Child". Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Sam Claflin and Wife Laura Haddock Announce Separation After 6 Years of Marriage". Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  15. ^ "'The Musketeers' Series 3 Episode 1 Release Date, Set Photos; New Cast, Characters Joining in 2016". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.

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