Northern Irish actor Laura Donnelly plays the role of Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow. Hailing from Belfast, Laura’s first on-screen role was in Channel 4’s ‘Sugar Rush’ from the mid-2000s, and she has since gone on to star in ‘The Fall’, ‘Beowolf’, ‘Outlander’, and the movie ‘Tolkien’.
Ann Skelly joins Laura as Penance Adair, who is a brilliant young inventor, able to think up new and unique creations which manage to get the pair out of sticky situations. The Dublin actor had a leading role in Virgin Media’s ‘Red Rock’ as Rachel, and also popped up in ‘Vikings’ a number of times as Lady Ethelfled.
Amalia, gifted with foresight, has a shadowy past, a legendary right hook and a habit of ditching her walking dresses mid-brawl, because a long skirt can really spoil a roundhouse kick. “You throw yourself at danger like you think it’s going to propose,” a colleague tells her/
Donnelly lives more quietly, though she did quit drinking early in the pandemic, which must qualify as an unusual ability. Production on “The Nevers” won’t resume for a few months, so she is currently locked down in London – in the home that she and Butterworth share with their two daughters, 3 and 4 – mothering, batch cooking, trying to get a decent night’s sleep with the help of some meditation apps.
When you’ve got close female friends it always feels very much like a sisterhood. [The show] was pitched to me very early on that this was like a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and I just loved that. I do think that there’s so much about Ann that is actually similar to Penance and the same with me and Amalia, so I think that our relationship with each other is not entirely dissimilar to the one that Penance and Amalia have – there’s genuine support, genuine love there, and we have a hell of a lot of fun together. Hopefully, that reads. The chemistry of these two characters together was kind of the most important element of starting off the show.
Laura Donnelly (The Nevers) is featured on episode A Performer, A Pint and A Pod talking about The Nevers as well as her outstanding career…
Laura Donnelly has been cast as the lead role in Joss Whedon’s new series for HBO, The Nevers. Laura will play Amelia True “the most…