Laura is perhaps best known for her hugely popular portrayal of Lady Edith Crawley in ITV’s award-winning series DOWNTON ABBEY – Laura and the rest of the cast earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series on behalf of the show. This preceded other leading TV credits such as ITV’s 8 part crime-drama series MARCELLA alongside Anna Friel, and MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT for the BBC. Laura is currently shooting a leading regular role in Starz TV Project THE SPANISH PRINCESS. She was last seen on the big screen playing Muriel Williams opposite Rosamund Pike in Amma Asante’s feature A UNITED KINGDOM – which premiered at the London Film Festival. She also appeared alongside a young British cast in the melancholic comedy BURN BURN BURN – an independent feature which was nominated for the Raindance Award at the BIFAs and Best Film at LFF. This joins other film credits including MADAME BOVARY and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY alongside Gary Oldman. No stranger to the stage, Laura played the leading role of Trudi in London’s West End opposite the legendary Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios, receiving rave reviews. This was directed by Jamie Lloyd, who had previously cast her in his West End adaptation of Jean Genet’s psychological thriller THE MAIDS in 2016 opposite Zawe Ashton.