Laura Carmichael

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

Laura Carmichael

Mini Biography

Born: 16 July 1986, Southampton, Hampshire, England. 

Laura Carmichael’s breakthrough came when she landed the role of Lady Edith Crawley in the critically acclaimed television series “Downton Abbey.” Her portrayal of the complex and resilient character earned her widespread recognition and praise from both critics and audiences alike.

After gaining acclaim for her role in the first season of “Downton Abbey,” Laura Carmichael ventured into the world of feature films. She secured a minor part in the 2011 Cold War drama “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” which starred Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy, earning three Oscar nominations.

In 2014, she graced the big screen again as Henriette in “Madame Bovary,” a drama featuring Ezra Miller and Mia Wasikowska. The following year, she took on the role of Seph in the indie drama “Burn Burn Burn,” where she embarks on a road trip with Chloe Pirrie to scatter their deceased friend’s ashes.

Returning to television in 2016, Laura appeared as Maddy Stevenson in four episodes of the gritty crime thriller series “Marcella,” centered around an elusive serial killer. That same year, she joined David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in the biopic “A United Kingdom.” Portraying Muriel Williams, Ruth’s sister (played by Pike), Laura contributed to telling the captivating story of Prince Seretse Khama’s controversial marriage.

Outside of her acting career, Laura shares a close friendship with fellow “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery. They bonded over attending similar drama schools and having two sisters each.

In addition to her film and television work, Laura Carmichael has also made notable appearances on stage. Some of her theatrical performances include roles in productions such as “The Fitzrovia Radio Hour” (2013) and “Apologia” (2017).


Suggested viewing


Downton Abbey (2010)

Downton Abbey

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.7

“Downton Abbey” is a British period drama set in the early 20th century. It follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the fictional estate of Downton Abbey. The series explores the social hierarchy, romance, and challenges faced by both the upstairs and downstairs residents of the estate.

Top cast: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle.

The Spanish Princess (2019)

The Spanish Princess

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

“The Spanish Princess” is a historical drama based on the novels by Philippa Gregory. It revolves around Catherine of Aragon, a young Spanish princess who marries Prince Arthur of England, but after his untimely death, she sets her sights on his younger brother, Henry. The series explores Catherine’s journey to become the first wife of King Henry VIII and her quest for power and survival in the Tudor court.

Top cast: Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O’Connor, Laura Carmichael, Aaron Cobham, Stephanie Levi-John, Georgie Henley, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen.

Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019)

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.4

“Downton Abbey” is a British historical drama film that serves as a continuation of the popular television series. Set in 1927, the story revolves around the Crawley family and their loyal staff as they prepare for a royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary. Intrigue, romance, and class dynamics intertwine in this grand cinematic adaptation.

Top cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Robert James-Collier, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode.

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.4

Setting off on a grand journey, the esteemed Crawley family embarks on a trip to the breathtaking landscapes of the sunlit south of France. Their mission is to explore the mysterious secret surrounding the dowager countess’s newly acquired villa. Amidst picturesque surroundings, they unravel a intriguing enigma that weaves together the past and present.

Top cast: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Robert James-Collier, Lesley Nicole.

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