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Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly
Biographical information
Birth date


Birth place

Northern Ireland, UK





His/her attendance in Merlin series
Played role


First appearance

The Lady of the Lake

Last appearance

The Coming of Arthur

Appearances number


Serie(s) :

2 & 3


Laura Donnelly portrayed Freya, the young cursed druid girl and the Lady of the Lake, who fell wildly in love with Merlin. Her character first appeared in The Lady of the Lake in Series 2. Her character later appeared to Merlin in a scrying pool to assist him in The Coming of Arthur in Series 3. Her character also returned briefly at the end of series 5, the complete series' finale, but as only her arm appeared, Laura did not return for the role. Instead, an uncredited actor (possibly a professional diver, and supposedly male) did.  

She is also known for appearing in Casualty, Hex, and as a main character in the Irish film Insatiable (2008).

She recently starred in Best: His Mother's Son, a BBC drama on the life of George Best, playing Best's sister, Barbara.

Laura appeared in the TV show, The Bill (1 episode, 2006) as a character named Jody Macmillan.

She also appeared in Rough Diamond (1 episode, 2007) as Aoife.

Laura Donnelly appeared in the film, Dread (2009) as Abby. and in Right Hand Drive (2009) portraying a character named Ashley.

Laura acted in Missing (2012) as Violet Heath.


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