Laura Fraser
Fraser in 2017
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
Years active1995–present
(m. 2003)

Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1975)[1] 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.

Early life

Fraser was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Rose, a college lecturer and nurse, and Alister Fraser, a screenwriter and businessman.[citation needed] 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 (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).[2]


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.[3] She was replaced on the show by Morena Baccarin.[4] From 2012 to 2013, she portrayed Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the final season of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.[5] 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. She played DI Juliet Wallace in the 2016 BBC miniseries One of Us. In 2017, Fraser starred as DS Annie Redford in the six-part ITV drama The Loch.[6] In November 2019, the BBC announced her as a guest star for the twelfth series of Doctor Who.[citation needed] She appeared as 'Kane' in the third episode "Orphan 55" in January 2020.

Personal life

She married Irish-born American actor Karl Geary in 2003. They have one daughter and live in Glasgow, Scotland.[7] Fraser is a teetotaller.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
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
1998 Cousin Bette Mariette
1998 Divorcing Jack Margaret
1999 Virtual Sexuality Justine Alice Parker
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Joanna Robinson
1999 Titus Lavinia
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 Devil's Gate Rachel
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 Cuckoo Polly
2009 The Boys Are Back Katy
2010 You Were Perfectly Fine Girl 1 Short film
2011 Flutter Helen
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
2019 Beats Alison
2019 Tales from the Lodge Martha
2019 Dark Encounter Olivia Anderson
2020 Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (voice) Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Casualty Gemma McEnery Episode: "For Your Own Good"
1996 Neverwhere Door 6 episodes
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
2005 Casanova Henriette 3 episodes
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 Cocked Hannah Pilot
2015 Peter & Wendy Mrs. Darling Television film
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Professor Jessica Dillon Episode: "Devastating Story"
2015 The Magicians Female Professor Episode: Unauthorized Magic
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
2019–2022 Traces Prof. Sarah Gordon 12 episodes
2020 Doctor Who Kane Series 12 Episode: Orphan 55
2021 The Pact Anna 6 episodes
2021 Crime Sally Hart 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Collections Search | BFI | British Film Institute".
  2. ^ "Breaking Bad: Scots actress Laura Fraser's fears over revealing how series finishes".
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 December 2010). "TV CASTINGS: Laura Fraser Joins Showtime Pilot 'Homeland,' Two Added To 'True Blood'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (31 May 2011). "'V' Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series 'Homeland' As Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "ITV commissions new six part murder mystery thriller The Loch". ITV. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  7. ^ "'Breaking Bad' Final Season: Star Calls Ending 'Pristinely Perfect' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  8. ^ Brillantes, Mariam (25 August 2013). "'Breaking Bad': Is Laura Fraser Going to Belize? – Speakeasy – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 April 2014.