Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1975) is a Scottish actress. She has played Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the BBC Three drama series Lip Service and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul.
|Born||24 July 1975|
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) as well as Justine in Virtual Sexuality (1999) and Candice in Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000). 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. She has made occasional appearances as the same character in the prequel Better Call Saul.
She played Eve Stone in the 2016 television series The Missing. In 2017, Fraser starred as DS Annie Redford in the six-part ITV drama The Loch. In November 2019, the BBC announced her as a guest star for the twelfth series of Doctor Who. She appeared as 'Kane' in the third episode "Orphan 55" in January 2020.
|1995||Good Day for the Bad Guys||Red Riding Hood||Short film|
|1996||Small Faces||Joanne Macgowan|
|1998||Paris, Brixton||Amanda||Short film|
|1998||Left Luggage||Chaya Silberschmidt|
|1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||Bedroom Beauty|
|1999||Virtual Sexuality||Justine Alice Parker|
|1999||Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?||Joanna Robinson|
|1999||A Christmas Carol||Belle|
|2000||Kevin & Perry Go Large||Candice|
|2001||A Knight's Tale||Kate|
|2001||Vanilla Sky||The Future|
|2003||Den of Lions||Katya Paskevic|
|2003||16 Years of Alcohol||Helen|
|2003||Coney Island Baby||Bridget|
|2003||The Old One||Jane Doe||Short film|
|2006||Nina's Heavenly Delights||Lisa MacKinlay|
|2006||Land of the Blind||Madeleine|
|2006||The Flying Scotsman||Anna Obree|
|2009||The Boys Are Back||Katy|
|2010||You Were Perfectly Fine||Girl 1||Short film|
|2013||Wish You Well||Amanda Cardinal|
|2014||The Sisterhood of Night||Rose Hall|
|2016||I Am Not a Serial Killer||April Cleaver|
|2017||Man with Van||Talia|
|2017||In the Cloud||Mary|
|2020||Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short||Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (voice)||Short film|
|1996||Casualty||Gemma McEnery||Episode: "For Your Own Good"|
|1997||The Investigator||Louise Marshall||Television film|
|1997||Summer of Love||Isabel||Television film|
|1998||The Tribe||Megan||Television film|
|1999||A Christmas Carol||Belle||Television film|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||Hannah||Television film|
|2001||Station Jim||Harriet Collins||Television film|
|2004||Conviction||Lucy Romanis||6 episodes|
|2004||He Knew He Was Right||Emily Trevelyan||4 episodes|
|2004||Iron Jawed Angels||Doris Stevens||Television film|
|2007||Talk to Me||Claire||4 episodes|
|2007||Reichenbach Falls||Clara||Television film|
|2008||Florence Nightingale||Florence Nightingale||Television film|
|2008||The Passion||Abigail||Unknown episodes|
|2009||No Holds Bard||Sarah Rutherford||Television film|
|2010||Single Father||Rita Morris||4 episodes|
|2010–2012||Lip Service||Cat MacKenzie||8 episodes|
|2012–2013||Breaking Bad||Lydia Rodarte-Quayle||9 episodes|
|2014||Black Box||Regan Black||13 episodes|
|2014||Forever||Patricia Abbott||Episode: "The Man in the Killer Suit"|
|2014||Castles in the Sky||Margaret||Television film|
|2015||Peter & Wendy||Mrs. Darling||Television film|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Professor Jessica Dillon||Episode: "Devastating Story"|
|2016||Houdini and Doyle||Lydia Belworth||Episode: "A Dish of Adharma"|
|2016||One of Us||Juliet||4 episodes (Released on Netflix as Retribution)|
|2016||The Missing||Eve Stone||8 episodes|
|2017–2020||Better Call Saul||Lydia Rodarte-Quayle||4 episodes|
|2017||The Loch||DS Annie Redford||6-part drama series|
|2019||Traces||Prof. Sarah Gordon||6 episodes|
|2020||Doctor Who||Kane||Series 12 Episode: Orphan 55|
|2021||The Pact||Anna||6 episodes|
- FilmReference.com — Laura Fraser Biography (1976–)
- Andreeva, Nellie (14 December 2010). "TV CASTINGS: Laura Fraser Joins Showtime Pilot 'Homeland,' Two Added To 'True Blood'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (31 May 2011). "'V' Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series 'Homeland' As Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Snierson, Dan (27 June 2012). "'Breaking Bad' taps Scottish actress Laura Fraser to play 'important' character in season 5 – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "ITV commissions new six part murder mystery thriller The Loch". ITV. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- Brillantes, Mariam (25 August 2013). "'Breaking Bad': Is Laura Fraser Going to Belize? – Speakeasy – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- "'Breaking Bad' Final Season: Star Calls Ending 'Pristinely Perfect' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 April 2014.