Category Archives: Laura Donnelly

Laura Donnelly Smashes and Bashes in Britannia

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So what has our Jenny (Janet) Murray been up to, besides starring on Broadway in The Ferryman? And when will Jenny be back? Fans of the Frasers have missed Jenny, that spitfire sister that Jamie is so close to. In the books, he and Claire are writing very long letters appraising her of Young Ian, and life on The Ridge. She doesn’t make an appearance again for some time, however in the Outlander series universe, that could get changed up. Maybe the end of Season 6? But if you like Laura’s spikey style, here are some other productions she’s in.

You can catch her for a second season of Britannia as Hella, the bounty hunter. Known for her extremely blunt, get it done jobs. She’s recently asked for her weight in silver. Plucky. Check her out in Britannia, a rollicking and sometimes very silly graphic novel adaptation from Vertigo. Druids vs. The Roman Invasion. It’s also an interesting look into the tribes that forged modern Britain. You’ll see some other acting favorites, dressed in some very fun, not so practical attire. Created by Laura Donelly’s partner Jez Butterworth (The Ferryman) and brother Tom Butterworth.

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Watch Britannia on Epix in the US, Amazon Prime, and Sky Atlantic, UK and Ireland

What else has Laura been up to lately?

She’s starring in the Jos Weddon series, The Nevers, coming out in 2021, as Amalia True. It’s a Sci Fi drama about a group of Victorian women, or should I say gang, that find out they have mysterious powers. Laura stars as Amalia True, a very damaged woman that really shouldn’t have been given abilities at all. And apparently can drink anyone under the table. Look for it on HBO in 2021. The project was started on Patreon and has resumed production in September. However, as the UK is going back into lockdown, this may delay the series more. Time travel is on the wind.

JOSS WHEDON’S THE NEVERS HBO VICTORIAN SCI-FI DRAMA ADDS A FULL CAST

 

So, look for Laura Donelly in these productions while you are in the binging during Covid lifestyle.

Tolkein Film as Mabel Tolkein

Laura Donnelly Commands The Red Carpet at The Tony’s

IMG_2960Fans of Jenny (Janet) Fraser, Jamie Fraser’s sister, we a bit disappointed in season 4 when the long awaited Lallybroch scene where Jenny and Ian meet Brianna Randall for the first time after she travels through the stones, wash missing Jenny. That’s because Laura Donnelly, the actress who had played the gutsy and forthright Jenny Fraser, was busy on a very personal project, staring in the play The Ferryman on both London and New York stages. Donnelly was nominated as Best Leading Actress of the 2019 Tony Awards.

The play was written by Jez Butterworth, Donnelly’s partner. Donnelly plays Caitlin Carney, whose husband has been missing for 10 years. The story was inspired by her uncle’s “disappearance” at the hands of the IRA on New Year’s Day in 1981. The play has garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with performances in the East and West End of London stages, and then New York. The play won Best Play at the Tony Awards. And Laura killed it on the red carpet in a gown flowing gown by Marchesa in rich plum.

Will Jenny surface again in season 5 or 6 of Outlander? Book readers know that Jenny does eventually make the trip to the new world, breaking her record of never leaving Lallybroch. Hopefully we will get to see her in Lallybroch in the coming seasons as it is a fan favorite local.

The Ferryman continues with new cast at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in New York.

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https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/aug/08/laura-donnelly-the-ferryman-jez-butterworth-paddy-considine

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/the-ferryman-laura-donnelly-tony-award-nomination-a4131191.html