Laura Fraser

24 July 1976 –


Laura Fraser is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service, and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

Fraser was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Rose, a college lecturer and nurse, and Alister Fraser, a screenwriter and businessman. She attended Hillhead High School and is a former member of the Scottish Youth Theatre. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Fraser's first big break was playing Door in the BBC's dark fantasy series Neverwhere in 1996. She starred in the BBC film The Tribe (1998), and played Lavinia in Titus (1999). She also appeared in the films A Knight's Tale (2001) and Vanilla Sky (2001). She starred in the BBC period drama serials He Knew He Was Right (2004), Casanova (2005), and Reichenbach Falls (2007). She starred in the British comedy film Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006). She played Claire Bellington in the ITV series Talk to Me (2007).

Fraser starred as the title character in Florence Nightingale, broadcast on BBC One in June 2008. From 2010 to 2012, she starred as Cat in the BBC Three series Lip Service. In 2010, it was announced that she would portray Jessica Brody in the pilot for the Showtime political thriller series Homeland. She was replaced on the show by Morena Baccarin. From 2012 to 2013, she portrayed Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the final season of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

Fraser’s latest project is Castles in the Sky is a British factual drama television series that shows the fight to invent radar by Robert Watson-Watt (played by Eddie Izzard) and British scientists. Fraser plays the role of Margaret Watson-Watt. The series premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2014.

Fraser is teetotal. She married actor Karl Geary in 2003. They have one daughter, Lila, and live in Brooklyn, New York. 

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