Laura Haddock

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Laura Haddock
Laura Haddock 2015.jpg
Haddock in 2015.
Born Laura Jane Haddock
(1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 32)
Enfield, London, England,
United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Sam Claflin (m. 2013)
Children 1

Laura Jane Haddock (born 21 August 1985) is an English actress. She is best known for portraying 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]

Born in Enfield, London and raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire (where she attended St George's School),[1] She left school at the age of 17 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 Monday, 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 starred 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, which formed part of the 2009 Sky Arts Theatre Live! project,[7] and Rutherford & Son at Northern Stage.[8] 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 Michael Bay film Transformers: The Last Knight, which was released on 21 June 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Haddock married actor Sam Claflin in July 2013 after dating for two years.[9] On 5 November 2015, at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 London premiere, it was revealed that Claflin and Haddock were expecting their first child.[10] Haddock gave birth to their child, a son Pip, on 10 December 2015.[11]

In October 2017 Haddock and Claflin announced they were expecting their second child.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Family Melanie Episode: "Life Begins at Fifty"
2007 Comedy Showcase Nicky Episode: "Plus One"
2007 The Colour of Magic Bethan Television film
2008 Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye Miss Grosvenor Television film
2008 Honest Kacie Carter
2008 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
2011 Rage of the Yeti Ashley Television film
2012 Upstairs Downstairs Beryl Ballard
2012 Missing Susan Grantham 2 episodes
2013 Dancing on the Edge Josephine Episode: "Interviewing Louis"
2014 Ripper Street Lady Vera Episode 6: "The Incontrovertible Truth"
2013–2015 Da Vinci's Demons Lucrezia Donati
2015 Luther Megan Cantor 2 episodes
2016 The Musketeers Pauline [12]
2016 The Level Hayley Svrcek

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Famous Last Treena Orange Tree Theatre[7]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barham, Alexandra (18 March 2008). "Magical chance for actress". Times Series. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  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 13 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Food: Laura Haddock and Eleanor Wylde". OK!. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Monday Monday Press Pack" (PDF). ITV / Talkback Thames. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Da Vinci's Demons – A STARZ Original Series – CasIt". Starz.com. 28 November 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (27 March 2012). "Starz's 'Da Vinci's Demons' Casts British Actress as its Leading Lady". The Hollywood Reporter.  In 2014 Haddock starred in the movie A Wonderful Christmas Time}
  7. ^ a b Sky Arts – Sky Arts Theatre Live! – The Plays Archived 8 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  8. ^ Blagden, Jane (5 August 2009). "North East Premiere for Rutherford & Son". What's on Stage. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Sam Claflin: "I'm very gentlemanly"". Yahoo. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Becky Freeth (5 November 2015). "The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin reveals he's expecting his first child as he coos over pregnant wife Laura Haddock at Mockingjay – Part 2 premiere". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock Welcome First Child, a son named Pip". People. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "'The Musketeers' Series 3 Episode 1 Release Date, Set Photos; New Cast, Characters Joining in 2016". International Business Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

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