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Laura Carmichael
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Character Edith Pelham, Marchioness of Hexham
Birthday 16th July 1986
Birthplace Southampton, England, United Kingdom
IMDB Profile Laura Carmichael at the Internet Movie Database
Appearances Episode 1.01 to 2015 Christmas Special

Laura Carmichael (born as Laura Elizabeth Carmichael on 16th July 1986; Southampton, England) is the actress who plays Edith Pelham in Downton Abbey

Laura was working as a receptionist between theatre jobs when she was asked to read for a role for Downton Abbey. She was waiting to find out if she would be going to Dubai to appear in a stage production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", but turned it down to wait for Downton Abbey. Everyone told her to not get her hopes up, but she got a call back and then a few days later was told that she had the part.[1]


  • Like Edith, Laura is the middle of three sisters.
  • Laura had a minor role in the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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