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: 'THE NEVERS' (HBO), '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 NOMINATION (2019), Best Leading Actress in a Play - Caitlin Carney in 'THE FERRYMAN

OLIVIER AWARD WINNER (2018), Best Actress - Caitlin Carney in 'THE FERRYMAN



Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

THE HEIST BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 2023, Patricia, Studio Hamburg UK, Edward Hall
TOLKIEN, 2017, Mabel, Fox Searchlight, Dome Karukoski
THE PROGRAM, 2015, Emma O'Reilly, , Stephen Frears
HELLO CARTER, 2013, Tara Cook, Revolution Films, Anthony Wilcox
DREAD, 2009, Abby (Lead), Matador Cinema 3/ Seraphim Films, Anthony DiBlasi
INSATIABLE, 2007, Rachel (Lead), Kirby Films, Jessie Kirby
RIGHT HAND DRIVE, 2006, Ashley (Lead), Pine Road Pictures, Mark Kalbskopf


Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, 2022, Elsa Bloodstone, Marvel, Michael Giacchino
THE NEVERS, 2020, Amalia True, HBO, Joss Whedon
BRITANNIA, 2016, Hella, Sky Atlantic, Various Directors
OUTLANDER, 2016, Jenny Fraser (Series Regular), Starz/Leftbank, Various Directors
BEOWULF, 2015, Elvina (series lead), ITV, Marek Losey
OUTLANDER, 2013, Jenny (Series Regular), Starz/Leftbank, John Dahl
THE FALL, 2012, Sarah Kay, BBC, Jakob Verbruggen
MISSING, 2012, Violet Heath (Series Regular), ABC, Steve Shill
MERLIN, 2010, Freya (Recurring), Kudos, Metin Hussein
COMEDY LAB, 2010, Various Roles, Channel 4, Chris Curley
BEST, 2008, Barbara Best, BBC, Colin Barr
OCCUPATION, 2008, Katy, Kudos, Nick Murphy
BE MORE ETHIC, 2007, Leanne O'Dwyer (Series Regular), BBC Television, Ian Fitzgibbon
ROUGH DIAMOND, 2006, Aoife (Series Regular), BBC/RTE, Dermot Boyd
THE BILL, 2006, Jodi MacMillan, Talkback Thames, Simon Massey
HEX, 2005, Maya, Shine, Brrian Grant/Andy Goddard
CASUALTY, 2005, Fleur (Semi Regular), BBC Television, Terry Iland/Jill Robertson
SUGAR RUSH, 2005, Beth (Series Regular), Shine, Harry Bradbeer


Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, 2024, Joan/Veronica, Sonia Friedman Productions, Sam Mendes
THE FERRYMAN, 2018, Caitlin Carney, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway), Sam Mendes
THE FERRYMAN, 2017, Caitlin Carney, Royal Court Theatre/ Gielgud Theatre, Sam Mendes
THE WASP, 2015, Heather, Trafalgar Studios, Tom Attenborough
THE RIVER, 2014, Other Women, Circle in the Square (Broadway), Ian Rickson
TUTTO BENE MAMMA?, 2013, The Woman, The Print Room, Ewan Marshall
THE RIVER, 2012, Other Woman, Royal Court Theatre, Ian Rickson
PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME, 2012, Katie Doogan, Donmar Warehouse, Lyndsey Turner
JUDGEMENT DAY, 2009, Anna, Almeida, James McDonald
ROMEO AND JULIET, 2008, Juliet, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2008, Hermia, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dominic Leclerc
DANCING AT LUGHNASA, 2007, Chrissie, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Mick Gordon
BOSTON MARRIAGE, 2004, Catherine, B*Spoke, Loveday Ingram



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