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Abigail Lawrie (born 1997) is a Scottish actress. Her first role in film or television was in the BBC's adaptation of J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, this was also her breakthrough role, which made her known to wider audiences in the United Kingdom.

Lawrie was born and raised in Aberdeen in 1997,[1] where she attended a local drama club as a child. At the age of 14 she moved with her family to London, where she attended The Harrodian School and got particularly involved with its drama department. With it she performed in many plays including a two-week stint at the Edinburgh Festival.[2][3][4]

In 2015 Lawrie was cast to play Krystal Weedon, a troubled teenager, in the TV adaptation of J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. In the same year Lawrie also appeared on stage in London at the Orange Tree Theatre, where she performed in When We Were Women.[4] In 2017 she portrayed Sophie Lancaster in the TV movie Murdered for Being Different, which is based on the murder of Sophie Lancaster. She also appeared in the movie The Man with the Iron Heart and in the TV series Tin Star, in which she plays the teenage daughter of a sheriff, who falls in love with the killer of her brother.

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  1. ^ Note that in the Express article from January 2015 her age is stated as 17, whereas in The Resident article from September 2015 her age is stated as 18. Both together fixes her year of birth to be 1997
  2. ^ Abigail Lawrie on her Orange Tree Theater Debut. theresident.co.uk, 2015-09-09, retrieved 2017-10-09
  3. ^ Greg Christison: Scots teen helping JK Rowling magic work on TV for adults. Express, 2015-01-26
  4. ^ a b David Hutchison: Abigail Lawrie: ‘Ours can be a brutal industry’. The Stage, 2015-09-13