1977 (age 39–40)
Chiswick, London, United Kingdom
|Known for||Midsomer Murders|
Laura Howard (born as Laura Simmons in Chiswick, London, 1977) is an English actress. She is probably best known for her role as Cully Barnaby in the long-running British crime-mystery Police procedural Midsomer Murders.
Howard does not come from a showbusiness background. Her father is a shipping consultant, her mother a psychiatrist, and she did not attend drama school. Her first major role came in 1992, playing the teenage daughter Tammy Rokeby in the BBC comedy series So Haunt Me. Since then, Laura has also had a starring role in the Jack Rosenthal drama Eskimo Day and its sequel Cold Enough For Snow. Her other UK television credits include Soldier Soldier, The Bill, Doctors and Casualty.
She has appeared in numerous UK theatre productions, including the premier of Life of Riley by Alan Ayckbourn. In June 2012 she appeared in Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests at the Liverpool Playhouse.
- 1992 – So Haunt Me playing the part of Tammy Rokeby
- 1993 – Covington Cross playing the part of Alexandra
- 1997 – Eskimo Day playing the part of Pippa
- 1996 – Soldier Soldier playing the part of Deborah Osborne
- 1996 – Cold Enough For Snow playing the part of Pippa
- 2004 – Doctors playing the part of Jane Taylor
- 2006 – Casualty playing the part of Annie
- 1997–2010 – Midsomer Murders playing the part of Cully Barnaby
- 2011 – Casualty playing the part of Tania
- 2012 – Doctors playing the part of Zoe
- 2013 – EastEnders playing the part of Miss Roberts
- 2014 – Young Dracula playing the part of Sally
- 2014 – Casualty playing the part of Eva
- 2015 – The Delivery Man playing the part of Melanie
- 2016 – Emmerdale playing the part of PC Emerson
- 2016 – Casualty playing the part of Carly
- 1997 – Queens Park Story playing the part of Lily
- 2008 – The Responsibility Virgin playing the part of Lucy
- 2010 – Get Well Soon playing the part of Janet
- 1998 – The Taming of the Shrew playing the part of Bianca
- 1999 – The Master Builder playing the part of Kaija
- 2000 – Arcadia playing the part of Thomasina
- 2002 – Emma playing the part of Emma
- 2003 – The Hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne, playing the part of Gillian
- 2005 – Dracula playing the part of Mina
- 2008 – The Blue Room play various small parts
- 2008 – Switzerland by Nick Payne, playing the part of Jenny
- 2009 – Look Back in Anger playing the part of Helena
- 2010 – Two Women playing the part of Mattie
- 2010 – Communicating Doors playing the part of Jessica
- 2010-Spring 2011 – Life of Riley playing the part of Monica
- 2012 – Round and Round the Garden from the The Norman Conquests trilogy playing the part of Annie
- 2012 – Lost in Yonkers playing the part of Bella
- 2014 – Invincible by Torben Betts, playing the part of Emily
- "Midsomer Murders – Cast Details". the definitive guide. midsomermurders.net. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008.[dead link]
- Wigg, David (5 July 2008). "The only woman to get out of Midsomer alive: Detective Barnaby's daughter bows out of ITV show after 12 years". Daily Mail.
Laura has recently been on stage in Suffolk in the controversial play about euthanasia called Switzerland. ‘I wouldn’t have had time to do it when I was under contract to Midsomer Murders for eight months a year,’ she says.
- MacAlister, Katherine (3 February 2011). "Howard's Way". Oxford Mail.
- "Switzerland – Shows – HighTide Festival Theatre". HighTide Festival. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- Gardner, Lyn (1 March 2010). "Two Women". The Guardian. (Theatre Royal Stratford East)
- Hickling, Alfred (2 September 2010). "Communicating Doors". The Guardian. (Stephen Joseph Theatre)
- Berry, Kevin (22 September 2010). "The Stage/ Reviews/ Life of Riley". The Stage. (Stephen Joseph Theatre)
- Hickling, Alfred (8 June 2012). "The Norman Conquests – review". The Guardian. (Liverpool Playhouse)
- Anderson, Vicky (7 June 2012). "REVIEW: Round and Round the Garden, Liverpool Playhouse".
- Webber, Abigail (21 September 2012). "The Stage/ Reviews/ Lost in Yonkers". The Stage. (Watford Palace Theatre)
- Billington, Michael (16 March 2014). "Invincible review – Torben Betts' latest perceptive social commentary". The Guardian. (Orange Tree, Richmond)
- Ambrose, Tom (7 July 2014). "Huge success as Orange Tree Theatre production moves to West End". Croydon Guardian. (St. James Theatre, Westminster)
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