Laura Donnelly

Laura Donnelly


Laura grew up in Belfast, Ireland. Since graduating from Royal Scottish in 2004, she has worked extensively in film, television and theatre, including the guest lead character (The Lady of the Lake) in 'Merlin', Violet in the ABC TV Series 'Missing', Sarah Kay in 'The Fall', Jenny Fraser in 'Outlander' for Starz and recently played the lead in the ITV series 'Beowulf'. Laura filmed the Stephen Frears Untitled Cycling Project in 2014. On stage Laura played Juliet at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and Woman 2 in Jez Butterworth's hit new play 'The River' at the Royal Court and on Broadway opposite Hugh Jackman.


  • Height: 5' 4 (163cm)
  • Playing Age: 21 - 30
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Hair Length: Mid Length
  • Appearance: White, Eastern European, Mediterranean


Tolkien, Mabel, Fox Searchlight (director: Dome Karukoski)

The Program, Emma O'Reilly, Working Title films/Studio Canal (director; Stephen Frears)

Hello Carter, Tara Stephens, JLB Productions/Revolution Films, (director; Anthony Wilcox)
Dread, Abby (Lead), Matador Cinema 3/ Seraphim Films, (director; Anthony DiBlasi)
Insatiable, Rachel (Lead), Kirby Films, (director; Jessie Kirby)
Right Hand Drive, Ashley (Lead), Pine Road Pictures, (director; Mark Kalbskopf)


Britannia, Hella, Amazon Studios (director: Various)

Beowulf, Elvina, ITV (directors: Various) 

Outlander, Jenny Fraser, Starz/Leftbank, (director; John Dahl)

The Fall, Sarah Kay (Lead), BBC, (director; Jakob Verbruggen)
Missing, Violet Heath, ABC,  (director;Steve Shill)
Merlin, Freya (recurring), KUDOS, (director; Metin Hussein)
Best, Barbara Best, BBC, (director; Colin Barr)
Occupation, Katy, Kudos, (director; Nick Murphy)
Rough Diamond, Aoife, BBC/RTE, (director; Dermot Boyd)

Hex, Maya, Sky One, (director; Brian Grant)

Sugar Rush, Beth, Channel 4, (director; Harry Bradbeer)


The Ferryman, Caitlin Carney, Royal Court Theatre/ Gielgud Theatre (director: Sam Mendes)

The Wasp, Heather, Trafalgar Studios, Tom Attenborough)

The River, Other Woman, Circle In The Square (Broadway), Ian Rickson

Tutto Bene Mamma?, The Women, The Print Room, Ewan Marshall

The River, Other Woman, Royal Court Theatre, Ian Rickson

Philadelphia Here I Come, Katie Doogan, Donmar Warehouse, Lyndsey Turner
Judgement Day, Anna, Almeida, James McDonald
Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader
A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hermia, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dominic Leclerc
Dancing at Lughnasa, Chrissie, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Mick Gordon

A Boston Marriage, Catherine, B*Spoke/Project Theatre Dublin

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly