Laura Haddock

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Laura Haddock
Born(1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 29)
Enfield, London, England
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Sam Claflin (2013–present)
 
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Laura Haddock
Born(1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 29)
Enfield, London, England
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Sam Claflin (2013–present)

Laura Jane Haddock (born 21 August 1985) is an English actress, known for portraying Kacie Carter in Honest, Bethan in The Colour of Magic, Lucrezia in Da Vinci's Demons, Natasha in Monday Monday, Sam in How Not to Live Your Life, and Alison in The Inbetweeners Movie.

Early life[edit]

Born in Enfield, London and raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire (where she attended St. George's School),[1] Haddock left school at the age of 17 and moved to London to study drama.[2] She trained at Arts Educational School in Chiswick.[3]

Career[edit]

Haddock made her television debut in the television pilot Plus One, part of the Comedy Showcase 2008.[2] Her other television credits include The Palace, My Family, The Colour of Magic, Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye and Honest, playing the lead role of Kacie Carter. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Life Is Wild, the American version of Wild at Heart.[4] She also starred in adverts for dot tel. Haddock played the lead role of Natasha in the ITV1 comedy drama Monday Monday, and appears in series two and three of How Not to Live Your Life, replacing previous female lead Sinéad Moynihan.[4]

In 2011, she appeared in the Cinemax/Sky TV drama Strike Back: Project Dawn for two episodes playing the kidnapped daughter of an illegal arms dealer. She stars as Lucrezia Donati,[5] the mistress of Lorenzo de' Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci in the 2013 series Da Vinci's Demons.[6] Haddock's theatre credits include Famous Last, which formed part of the 2009 Sky Arts Theatre Live! project,[7] and Rutherford & Son at Northern Stage.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Haddock formerly dated actor Richard Fleeshman.[9] She married actor Sam Claflin in July 2013.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The Colour of MagicBethanTelevision film
2008Marple: A Pocket Full of RyeMiss GrosvenorTelevision film
2011Captain America: The First AvengerAutograph Seeker
2011The Inbetweeners MovieAlisonNominated – Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
2011Rage of the YetiAshleyTelevision film
2012Storage 24Nikki
2012House CocktailThe BeautifulShort film
2014Guardians of the GalaxyMeredith Quill[11]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007My FamilyMelanieEpisode: "Life Begins at Fifty"
2007Comedy ShowcaseNickyEpisode: "Plus One"
2008HonestKacie Carter
2008The PalaceLady Arabella Worthesley Wolsey2 episodes
2009Monday MondayNatasha
2009–2011How Not to Live Your LifeSamantha
2011Strike Back: Project DawnDr. Clare Somersby2 episodes
2012Upstairs DownstairsBeryl Ballard
2012MissingSusan Grantham2 episodes
2013Dancing on the EdgeJosephineEpisode: "Interviewing Louis"
2013–presentDa Vinci's DemonsLucrezia Donati

Stage[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Famous LastTreenaOrange Tree Theatre[7]
2009Rutherford and SonMaryNorthern Stage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barham, Alexandra (18 March 2008). "Magical chance for actress". Times Series. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b Wilde, Jon (7 March 2008). "What a catch: How a girl called Laura Haddock is becoming a very big fish indeed". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Food: Laura Haddock and Eleanor Wylde". OK!. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Monday Monday Press Pack" (PDF). ITV / Talkback Thames. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Da Vinci’s Demons - A STARZ Original Series - Cast". Starz.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (27 March 2012). "Starz's 'Da Vinci's Demons' Casts British Actress as its Leading Lady". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ a b Sky Arts – Sky Arts Theatre Live! – The Plays Retrieved on 13 August 2009.
  8. ^ Blagden, Jane (5 August 2009). "North East Premiere for Rutherford & Son". What's on Stage. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Food: Neil Stuke and Laura Haddock". OK!. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  10. ^ "Sam Claflin: "I'm very gentlemanly"". Yahoo. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
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