Laura grew up in Liverpool and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland before moving to London to train at LAMDA. In 2010 she was nominated for the Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award for her performance as Rita in Educating Rita at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Trafalgar Studios, a role she also recorded for BBC Radio 4 alongside Bill Nighy. Other career highlights include playing Mary Brenham in Out of Joint Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Our Country's Good, on tour and at the St James Theatre and major guest roles in Doctor Who, Wallander, Bad Girls and The Bill. She has just finished filming a guest role in Holby City. Earlier this year Laura played the lead role in Mike Bartlett's radio play series A Steal on BBC Radio 4 and she can be heard later this year as Clorinde in Body Politic, part of Radio 4’s Emile Zola season.