Who is Laura Haddock?
Laura Jane Haddock (born 21 August 1985) is a famous English actress. She is very well known for portraying Kacie Carter in Honest, Lucrezia in Da Vinci’s Demons, Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy (is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the titular Guardians, along with Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial criminals who are fleeing after stealing a powerful artifact) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alison in The Inbetweeners Movie and Viviane Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Laura Haddock personal life
Laura Haddock is an actress who born in Enfield, London and raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire (where she attended St. George’s School). Haddock left her school at the age of only 17 and moved to London to study drama a she found talent inside herself in that age. She trained at Arts Educational School in Chiswick. Haddock made her television debut in the television pilot Plus One, part of the Comedy Showcase in the year of 2008. Her other television credits include The Palace, My Family, The Colour of Magic, Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye and Honest, playing the lead role of Kacie Carter. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Life Is Wild, the American version of Wild at Heart. She also starred in adverts for dot tel. Haddock played the very lead role of Natasha in the ITV1 comedy drama Monday and appears in series two and three of How Not to Live Your Life, replacing previous female leadSinéad Moynihan. In 2011, she appeared in the Cinemax/Sky TV drama Strike Back: Project Dawn for two episodes playing the kidnapped daughter of an illegal arms dealer. She stars as Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo de’ Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci in the 2013 series Da Vinci’s Demons.
Haddock married actor Sam Claflin (is known for portraying Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film series, Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Will Traynor in Me Before You) in July 2013 after dating for almost two years. On 5 November 2015, at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 London premiere, it was revealed that Claflin and Haddock were expecting their first child. Haddock gave birth to their child, a son Pip, on 10 December 2015. The couple welcomed a daughter by this January, 2018.
In a snapshot of Laura Haddock:
- 1985- Born in London, England
- 2007- First TV appearance with My Family
- 2009- First Stage Performance with Famous Last
- 2011- First film released as Captain America: The First Avenger
- 2013- Married to Sam Claflin after dating 2 years
- 2014- Won Nevada Film Critics Society Award for Guardians of the Galaxy
- 2015- Gave birth of a son PIP
- 2018- Gave birth of a daughter as their second child
Her relationship with her husband
The couple met in 2011 and it was love at first sight for Sam, who said in public by October 2015: ‘My wife, Laura, is undoubtedly my best friend. We met at an audition for My Week with Marilyn and there was an instant spark’.
‘We found out we had the same agent and then bumped into each other the next morning at [a London Underground] station’.
‘I didn’t know anything about her other than that her name was Laura Haddock, she was very attractive and she seemed lovely. But I went home, woke my friend up at 7am and said, “I just met the girl I want to marry. I love this girl like, I love her. She’s perfect”.’
And, like a fairytale for the digital age, Laura later tracked Sam down on social media platform Facebook, four months after their first meeting.
They wed in 2013 and the famous actor Sam (her husband) said told The Edit: ‘Getting married was easily one of the greatest achievements of the past 12 months.’
Last year, Sam revealed that becoming a father has made him a better actor as he is getting more responsibilities now.
Speaking to NW about his role in period drama My Cousin Rachel, he said after his wife Laura Haddock gave birth his perspective changed a lot than before.
Laura Haddock Career
Haddock made her very first television debut to appear in the television pilot Plus One, part of the Comedy Showcase 2008. Her other television credits include The Palace, My Family, The Colour of Magic, Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye and Honest, playing the lead role of Kacie Carter. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Life Is Wild, the American version of Wild at Heart ( is an ITV television drama series created by Ashley Pharoah about a veterinary surgeon and his family, who emigrate from Bristol, England to South Africa, where they attempt to rehabilitate a game reserve for wild animals and establish a veterinary surgery and animal hospital. The show ran for seven series beginning on 29 January 2006 and ending on 30 December 2012). She also starred in adverts for dot tel. Haddock played the lead role of Natasha in the ITV1 comedy drama Monday Monday and appears in series two and three of How Not to Live Your Life, replacing previous female lead Sinéad Moynihan.
In 2011, she also appeared in the Cinemax/Sky TV drama Strike Back: Project Dawn for two episodes playing the kidnapped daughter of an illegal arms dealer. She starred as Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo de’ Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci in the 2013 series Da Vinci’s Demons (is a historical fantasy drama series that presents a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci‘s early life. The series was conceived by David S. Goyer and stars Tom Riley in the title role. It was developed and produced in collaboration with BBC Worldwide and was shot in Wales. The series has been distributed to over 120 countries). Haddock’s theatre credits include Famous Last, which formed part of the 2009 Sky Arts Theatre Live! the project, and Rutherford & Son at Northern Stage. In 2014, she portrayed Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, a role she reprised in its 2017 sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill learn more about his mysterious parentage). She appears in the ITV series, The Level, and played Vivian Wembley in the Michael Bay famous film Transformers: The Last Knight (is a 2017 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a sequel to 2014’s Age of Extinction. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay, and features Mark Wahlberg returning from Age of Extinction, with Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, and Glenn Morshower reprising their roles from the first three films, as well as Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins both joining the cast. Bay has suggested that it may be his final film in the franchise), which was released on 21 June 2017.
Film Appearances of Laura Haddock:
- 2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger as Fangirl
- 2011 – The Inbetweeners Movie as Alison
- 2012 – Storage 24 as Nikki
- 2012 – House Cocktail as The Beautiful
- 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy as Meredith Quill
- 2014 – A Wonderful Christmas Time as Cherie
- 2015 – Superbob as June
- 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Meredith Quill
- 2017 – Transformers: The Last Knight
Her TV Appearances:
- 2007 – My Family as Melani for the Episodes: “Life Begins at Fifty”
- 2007 – Comedy Showcase as Nicky for the Episode: “Plus One”
- 2007 – The Colour of Magic as Bethan for the TV Film
- 2008 – Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye as Miss Grosvenor for the TV Film
- 2008 – Honest as Kacie Carter
- 2008 – The Palace as Lady Arabella Worthesley Wolsey for the 2 episodes
- 2009 – Monday Monday as Natesha
- 2009 – 2011 – How Not to Live Your Life as Samantha
- 2011 – Strike Back: Project Down Dr. Clare Somersby for the 2 episodes
- 2011 – Rage of the Yeti as Ashley for the TV Film
- 2012 – Upstairs Downstairs as Beryl Ballard
- 2012 – Missing as Susan Grantham for the 2 episodes
- 2013 – Dancing on the Edge as Josephine for the Episodes: “Interviewing Louise”
- 2014 – Ripper Street as Lady Vera for the Episodes: “The Incontrovertible Truth”
- 2013 – 2015 – Da Vinci’s Demons as Lucrezia Donati
- 2015 – Luther as Megan Cantor for the 2 episodes
- 2016 – The Musketeers as Pauline
- 2016 – The Level as Hayley Svrcek
Her Stage Appearance:
- 2009 – Famous Last as Treena for the Orange Tree Theater
- 2009 – Rutherford and Son as Mary for The Northern Stage
- 2010 – Old Jimmy’s Daughter as Billy for The Great Theatre of Holland
Awards and Nominations of Laura Haddock:
- 2012 – Nominated for Empire Awards as Best Female Newcomer for the Inbetweener Movie
- 2014 – Won for Detroit Film Critics Society as Best Ensemble for the Guardians of the Galaxy
- 2014 – Won Nevada Film Critics Society as Best Ensemble Cast for the Guardians of the Galaxy
- 2014 – Nominated Phoenix Film Critics Society as Best Ensemble Acting for the Guardians of the Galaxy
- 2015 – Nominated Central Ohio Film Critics Association as Best Ensemble for the Guardians of the Galaxy
- 2016 – Nominated Critics’ Choice Television Awards as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for the Luther
Trivia of Laura Haddock
- Graduate of the Arts Educational School, Chiswick, London.
- (July 30, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 2 years dating partner, Sam Claflin.
- Has two children with her husband Sam Claflin – a son Pip Claflin (b. December 10, 2015) and a daughter (b. early January 2018).
- She has played two different roles in the marvel cinematic universe.
- Left school at the age of 17 and moved to London to study drama.
- Met husband-to-be Sam Claflin when both auditioned unsuccessfully for roles in My Week with Marilyn (2011). Laura was after the part of Marilyn that went to Michelle Williams and Sam lost the Colin Clarke role to Eddie Redmayne.
Some of personal quotes from Laura Haddock
- I’m not the new Cameron Diaz. I’m not the new Keira Knightley, either. I don’t know where these ideas come from. I’d rather be thought of as the one and only Laura Haddock. I’ll happily settle for that.
- I’ve been very lucky and been able to work, as an actress, but I’m definitely a working actress. I get a script, I audition, and then I pray.
- I wouldn’t say no to becoming a Bond girl. Making it in Hollywood has been my dream ever since I was little, watching Marilyn Monroe movies. To star in a Bond movie would be bliss on a stick.
- I’m probably borderline OCD. I insist on having all objects at right angles to each other. So a fork has to be at a right angle to the knife on the table. The salt and pepper pots have to be placed close together. Only recently have I started to notice it’s a weird way to behave.
- I think it’s important not to grow up too fast. I’m 26 now, and I still can’t wait for Christmas Day. The inner seven-year-old isn’t buried too deeply in me.
- I see my daft surname as a positive thing. It first dawned on me that I had a comical name when someone called me ‘Fishface’ on my first day at school. I’ve heard all the fish jokes since then, many times over.
- I remember being about eight and watching Pollyanna (1960) with Hayley Mills. I looked at my mum and said, ‘Mum, I want to be Pollyanna.’ She said, ‘You’re going to have to make yourself cry if you want to be an actress.’ So I turned my head away, and when I turned it back I was in floods of tears.
- I remember taking my mom and dad to the premiere of The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) and being really nervous. My mom was like, ‘Laura, don’t worry: I’ve watched all of the first series of the TV show, so I understand what this is going to be like.’
- I loved theatre and film when I was growing up in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. My mum’s a reflexologist and my dad’s a corporate financier.
- I believe in love at first sight. It has to be true because it happened to me. I was at an audition with the actor Sam Claflin and we both felt the thunderbolt as soon as we met. I knew what I felt but it was only much later that I learned he’d run straight off to his agent and said, ‘I’ve just met the girl I want to marry.’
- I’m something of a walking calamity. I had this huge crush on a boy at school who was two years above me. One day at lunch, I’d caught his eye and he was watching me as I got up to take my plate. My blazer got caught on the seat and I got my foot caught in the pocket of it and went flying across the room with the plate still in my hand. It didn’t put him off though.
- I’m no overnight success. Coming out of drama school, I lost count of the number of times I was rejected by The Bill. I’d audition for parts like ‘shoplifting girl’ or ‘girl in queue’. Rejection is hard to take. Ultimately you have to let all that go and accept that, however talented you are, so much of it is down to the luck of the draw.
- If it wasn’t for my dad’s advice I’d be working as a policewoman. As a kid I’d change my mind about my future career every day. Policewoman was the one I would always came back to. One day my dad said to me, ‘You don’t actually want to do any of those jobs. You want to be an actress who can play these people for a month at a time.’ It’s just as well I listened to him because I reckon I’d have made a terrible copper
- The secret of anonymity is a change of hairstyle. The success of the The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) took everyone by surprise. No one expected it to become the biggest-grossing British comedy of all time. Straight after the movie came out I got the part of Beryl in Upstairs Downstairs and had to dye my hair brown and cut it short. It was the perfect disguise. I was in the biggest British film for years and yet I could be completely inconspicuous.
- The one thing I’ll never do is make a pop record. In Monday Monday (2009) I had a scene where I had to perform a karaoke, where I believe I proved conclusively that I cannot sing. If someone held a gun to my head and told me it was for charity I might just consider a version of John Denver‘s “Country Roads”.
- Don’t fiddle with your gadgets when you’re talking to me. It’s rude. There’s no call for it. Though I do make an exception for my fiancé. If we’re out having dinner and he whips his phone out I just assume he’s taking an incredibly important call from Hollywood.
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