Laura Pyper

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Laura Pyper
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Years active2002–present

Laura Pyper is a Northern Irish actress, known for portraying Ella Dee in the second season of Hex, Jane Fairfax in Emma and Lexine Murdoch in the video game Dead Space: Extraction. She also played Lesley Howell in The Secret on ITV, which was first broadcast in April and May 2016.


Born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, Pyper has two brothers and two sisters.[1] She attended Rainey Endowed School and later studied English and Drama at Trinity College, Dublin.[1]


Pyper made her film debut playing Lin in Reign of Fire, a role she won while still studying.[1] She has also appeared in the Irish film Headrush, playing Vicky Nobel.

On television, Pyper played Ella Dee in the second season of the Sky One supernatural drama Hex,[2] and Jane Fairfax in the 2009 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.[3] She has also guest starred in episodes of Demons, Doctors, Silent Witness, The Bill and Bachelors Walk.

Pyper has also worked as a voice actor in the video game Dead Space: Extraction, playing the character of Lexine Murdoch.

Pyper's theatre credits include Don Juan in Soho at the Donmar Warehouse and Blackwater Angel at the Finborough Theatre. In 2009 she played Cressida in the first full-scale Shakespeare's Globe production of Troilus and Cressida.[3] In 2010 she played Lily Cahill in the revival of Punk Rock.[4]


List of television performances
Title Year Role Notes
Bachelors Walk 2003 Vicki Lester 2 episodes: 3.1, 3.2
Omagh 2004 Lorraine Wilson Television film
Holby City 2004 Alison Kerman 1 episode: Playing with Fire
Hex 2005 Ella Dee
The IT Crowd 2006 Laura 1 episode: Yesterday's Jam
Doctors 2007 Hannah Farmer 1 episode: The Big Issue
The Bill 2008 Mandy Glover
  • 2 episodes:
  • Shadow Stalker
  • Spilt Blood
Silent Witness 2008 Esther Rubutkin 1 episode: Judgement: Part One
Demons 2009 Grace 1 episode: Saving Grace
Vidiotic 2009 Sketch show
The Bill 2009 Sarah Lawler 1 episode: Old Habits
Doctors 2009 Ursula Lenton 1 episode: Dummy
Emma 2009 Jane Fairfax
Spooks 2009 Young Woman 1 episode: Episode 8.4
Holby City 2011 Becky Unwin 1 episode: The Hand That Bites
Luther 2013 Jodie 1 episode: Series 3, Episode 2
List of film performances
Title Year Role Notes
Reign of Fire 2002 Lin
Padraig agus Nadia 2002 Nadia Short film
Headrush 2003 Vicky Nobel
Tess: A Tale of Love and Darkness 2005 Tess Short film
Sam and Jenny Go to a Play 2009 Jenny Short film
Isle of Dogs 2010 Kelly
Looking for Neil 2011 Lucy Short film



  1. ^ a b c Watson, Audrey (4 December 2005). "The Joy of Hex". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  2. ^ Virginia Heffernan (1 June 2007). "Witchy Girls on a Mission: The Dark Side of Cliques". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  3. ^ a b TROILUS & CRESSIDA Comes To The Globe, 7/12 - 9/20 2009-06-01. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.
  4. ^ Nicholas Banks, Ed Franklin, Ruth Milne & More Lead PUNK ROCK At Lyric Hammersmith 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-11-20.

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