Alainn or Appalling: Laura Fraser
Born only a month after my good self (that was a good year) Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress with some fancy credentials. Her resume includes such films as A Knights Tale, Vanilla Sky and the wonderful Nina’s Heavenly Delights. Not to mention her exploits on the small screen which include the title role in the BBC’s drama Florence Nightingale and their new lesbian drama Lip Service.
Laura got into acting at a young age. Her father is now a scriptwriter and when Fraser was in school he penned a play for her youth club, she played the lead of course! She went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, while there she got some small parts in movies and TV dramas. The academy were not happy with the amount of professional work Laura had so after one year she dropped out and, with the support of her family, she headed to the bright lights of London.
Laura is not just a pretty face however, and has used her high profile to endorse some meaningful campaigns, not least the Not Ever Campaign which fights against “the myth that women desire and incite sexual violence”.
Fraser’s refusal to be type cast is perhaps her most empowering characteristic. In an industry where an attractive and talented actress like Laura could easily fall into bit parts and rom coms she has chosen more juicy roles. From her part in the low budget Small Faces to blockbusters like A Knights Tale, she is constantly trying new things and exploring her talent.
The gorgeous Ms Fraser has played a lesbian character on more than one occasion. She was the sexy Lisa in Nina’s Heavenly Delights, partner of a female military police officer in The Investigator and you can now check her out on BBC3 in Lip Service. (If you missed the first episodes of the show you can watch them on BBC player here). Fraser plays Cat, whose ex is one of the other main characters in the show. Is she over her? Can she move on? We’ll have to wait and see.
On acting same-sex love scenes Laura simply says
I have no qualms about filming sex scenes with a woman. I’ve played a lesbian four or five times now. I must just be lucky I guess
So what do you think of the unstoppable Ms Fraser?
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