Laura Donnelly


Laura grew up in Belfast, Ireland, and graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2004.

Laura won Best Actress at the 2018 Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Caitlin Carney in 'The Ferryman'.

Laura's credits include: 'Tolkien' (Fox Searchlight), 'Britannia' (Sky), 'The River' (Royal Court Theatre/ Circle In The Square - Broadway) and 'The Ferryman' (Royal Court Theatre/ Gielgud Theatre). 


  • Height: 5' 4 (163cm)
  • Playing Age: 30 - 33
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Hair Length: Mid Length
  • Appearance: WhiteEastern EuropeanMediterranean



Tony Award, Nominated - Best Leading Actress in a Play for ‘The Ferryman’ in 2019.

Olivier Award, Winner - Best Actress for her portrayal of Caitlin Carney in 'The Ferryman' 2018.



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)


The Nevers, Amalia True, HBO (director: Joss Whedon)

Britannia, Hella, Sky(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



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