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Laura Donnelly BIO

Laura Donnelly originated her role in The Ferryman in London, winning the Olivier Award for Best Actress, before playing the role in the Broadway production a year later. Her Broadway debut was in The River opposite Hugh Jackman. Career highlights: Jenny Fraser in the Golden Globe-nominated drama "Outlander," "The Fall" with Jamie Dornan, and ABC's "Missing." On film, she portrayed the role of Mabel Tolkien in Tolkien, alongside Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.

Donnelly can be seen playing the lead role, Amalia True, in the HBO series The Nevers.

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Laura Donnelly STAGE CREDITS

[West End]

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Caitlin Carney

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2017
Caitlin Carney

[West End]
World Premiere at Royal Court Theatre, 2017
Caitlin Carney

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Laura Donnelly Movies

[ 2008 ] Rachel
[ 2009 ] Abby
Right Hand Drive
[ 2009 ] Ashley
Hello Carter
[ 2013 ] Tara Stephens
Heart of Lightness
[ 2014 ] Ellida
The Program
[ 2015 ] Emma O Reilly
[ 2019 ] Mabel Tolkien

Laura Donnelly TV Shows

Jenny Fraser
The Nevers
Amalia True

Laura Donnelly Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

Laura Donnelly Videos

Laura Donnelly News

Olivier Awards 2024: The Full List of Winners

The biggest stars of London theatre gathered today at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2024, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. Find out about Sunset Boulevard and the night's other big winners!
BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2024 Predictions

The 2024 Olivier Awards are fast approaching on April 14. Ahead of one of the most exciting nights in theatreland, our critics – Aliya Al-Hassan, Mica Blackwell, Alexander Cohen, Katie Kirkpatrick, Kat Mokrynski, Gary Naylor, Kerrie Nicholson, Matthew Paluch and Christiana Rose share their thoughts about who and what will triumph on the night, as well as who should twin each category.
SUNSET BOULEVARD, PLAZA SUITE, and More Nominated For Olivier Awards; Full List!

The nominations are in for this year's Olivier Awards! Among those nominated are Sunset Boulevard, Plaza Suite, The National Theatre, and many more. Check out the full list of nominations here!
Review Roundup: Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California, just celebrated opening night and we've got the consensus from the critics!
Photos: First Look at THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA at the Harold Pinter Theatre

All new production photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!
Review: THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, Harold Pinter Theatre

Death comes to us all and the spectre of the end of life often brings families together who may not have met for years, even decades. Jez Butterworth’s bittersweet and bitingly funny new play, The Hills of California, draws both on this and how events are shaped by memory and by who remembers them.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!
STAGE DOOR JONNY Returns to the Jermyn Street Theatre With Jez Butterworth and Laura Donelly

On Sunday 3 March at 5pm, acclaimed actor Jonathan Cake's podcast, Stage Door Jonny, returns to Jermyn Street Theatre for a third live edition. This time, Jonny is joined by one of the UK's leading playwrights, Jez Butterworth, and Olivier Award-winning actress, Laura Donnelly for his usual brew of candid and up-close conversation.
Laura Donnelly, Leanne Best, Ophelia Lovibond, and Helena Wilson Will Lead THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, The Nevers, Outlander), Leanne Best (Sweat, Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx, W1A, The Effect) and Helena Wilson (Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) lead the cast as the Webb family in Jez Butterworth's new play, The Hills of California.
Virginia Premiere Of Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER To Open At Live Arts in January

Live Arts Theater's 2022/23 Transformations Season is leaping into the new year with the Virginia premiere of Jez Butterworth's hauntingly lyrical THE RIVER, directed by Robert Chapel.
STARZ Rounds Out OUTLANDER Season Seven Cast

The “Outlander” television series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The “Outlander” television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning different genres.
Marvel Studios Releases WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Soundtrack

Giacchino, who also composed and produced the music for the Special Presentation, has scored such films as Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Doctor Strange,” as well as “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Spider-Man: Far from Home” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”  Marvel Studios’ “Werewolf By Night” is now streaming only on Disney+.
The Disney Bundle Announces Halloween Streaming Lineup

This year, Hulu’s iconic “Huluween,” now in its fifth year, and Disney+’s “Hallowstream” celebration make the Disney Bundle the ultimate destination for every kind of Halloween viewer, whether you’re looking for scares, sass, or even sports. Check out the complete lineup from Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN!
Casting Announced For Raw Material and Capital Theatres' JAMES IV - QUEEN OF THE FIGHT

As previously announced, in autumn 2022 Rona Munro returns to Scottish stages with a bold new production:  James IV – Queen of the Fight, directed by Laurie Sansom - the formidable duo who brought us James I, II and III.
HBO Drama Series THE NEVERS Debuts This April

HBO’s new drama series THE NEVERS will debut this April with six-episodes on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Town Hall Theatre Presents Staged Reading Of THE RIVER

Town Hall Theatre's first IN THE WINGS staged reading of the 2019-20 Season is a one-night only performance of THE RIVER, a lyrical and mysterious new play about a man and a woman (or women, possibly), and fishing, by Tony Award winner Jez Butterworth. THE RIVER will have one performance on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at
HBO Max Gains Exclusive Streaming Rights to the Current 'Doctor Who' Series in New Deal with BBC Studios

HBO Max adds to its arsenal of strategic, fan-favorite acquisitions by securing the exclusive streaming rights to BBC's longest running global franchise, 'Doctor Who.' All 11 seasons of the British sci-fi hit drama will be available on WarnerMedia's streaming service at launch in spring 2020, marking the SVOD premiere of season 11. As part of HBO Max's new long-term deal with BBC Studios, the streamer will also be the exclusive SVOD home for future seasons after they air on BBC AMERICA.
Main Cast for HBO's THE NEVERS Announced

In April, it was announced Laura Donnelly will lead the HBO sci-fi series “The Nevers.” The twelve other cast members include Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denis O'Hare, according to Deadline on July 30.
FRIENDS to Move From Netflix to WarnerMedia Upcoming Direct-to-Consumer Service HBO Max

WarnerMedia today unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, which will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone ranging from families with young children to adults of all ages. Anchored with and inspired by the legacy of HBO's excellence and award-winning storytelling, the new service will be 'Maximized' with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia's enormous portfolio of beloved brands and libraries.
THE FERRYMAN Recoups on Broadway

It was announced today that Tony Award winning The Ferryman has recouped its investment on Broadway!


How many Broadway shows has Laura Donnelly been in?

Laura Donnelly has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Laura Donnelly been in?

Laura Donnelly has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Laura Donnelly's first West End show?

Laura Donnelly's first West End show was The Ferryman (Royal Court) which opened in 2017

What awards has Laura Donnelly been nominated for?

Laura Donnelly has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Ferryman" and for Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for "The Ferryman."

What awards has Laura Donnelly won?

Laura Donnelly won the Best Actress award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in The Ferryman.

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