Laura
Checkley

30s-40s, Cockney, London, Multiple
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Laura is best known as a comedy character actor, instantly recognisable for her starring role as Gary’s wife Terri in ‘King Gary’, which was a role written for her. She was nominated for a National Comedy Award in 2021 for this role. 

In 2022 she stars in Channel 4's new darkly comedic prison drama 'Screw' as tough, no nonsense prison guard 'Jackie', written by 'Killing Eve' writer Rob Williams. 

She has also starred in a number of other TV comedies such as Mackenzie Crook’s ‘Detectorists’, ‘Action Team’ on ITV, ‘Brassic’, ‘This Country’ and Mrs Blocker, the PE teacher, in both series of the award-winning ‘In My Skin’. She also had a major role in the 2019 movie ‘Military Wives’ with Kristin Scott-Thomas and Sharon Horgan.

Laura's native accent is London/Cockney and her capacity for doing multiple UK accents is impressive. Her range covers Yorkshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds (used for Brassic), Welsh (Cardiff - used for In My Skin), Bristol, Cornish, Midlands. Her accent & character montage is coming soon.

Age Range

30s-40s

Credits

Screw (TV, 2021) – 'Jackie', Channel 4
In My Skin (TV, 2018-2021) – 'Mrs Blocker', BBC One/BBC Three/BBC iPlayer
King Gary (TV, 2018-2021) – 'Terri King', BBC
Brassic (TV, 2020) – 'Ruth', Sky
Military Wives (Film, 2019) – 'Maz', Lionsgate
Porters (TV, 2019) – 'WPC Newman', Dave
Action Team (TV, 2018) – 'Monica', ITV2
Wanderlust (TV, 2018) – 'Paula', BBC One/Netflix
This Country (TV, 2017) – 'Shaz Gallagher', BBC Three, Series One
Hailmakers (TV, 2017) – 'Pam', BBC Three
W1A (TV, 2017) – 'Paramedic', BBC One, Series 3
Detectorists (TV, 2014-2017) – 'Louise', BBC Four
Bridget Jones's Baby (Film, 2016) – 'Susan', Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/Miramax
Cradle to Grave (TV, 2015) – 'Lil', BBC Two

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Showreel Videos

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King Gary: Series 2 Trailer 2021
King Gary: Tracksuits are breakfast buffet only
King Gary: I just want to see what all the buttons do

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