Everything you need to know about Laura Main

Everything you need to know about Laura Main

Laura Main is best known for her role as Sister Bernadette or Shelagh Turner in Call the Midwife and has starred in the role since 2012.

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Catch Laura as you've never seen her before...as Princess Fiona in Shrek! Here's a sneak peek at Laura in her fetching green frock, ahead of the Shrek musical's UK and Ireland tour. She shares the role with singer Amelia Lily, who will fill in for Laura when she's busy filming Call the Midwife.

She's recently joked that the time she spends in make-up has dramatically increased for her new, green-tinged role!

Credit: Helen Maybanks

Credit: Helen Maybanks

Laura in Call the Midwife

Laura joined the series in 2011 as Sister Bernadette (who became Shelagh Turner!) and was an instant hit with viewers! She recently told the Express that the series has been a 'history lesson' for her.

What else has Laura Main been in?

Laura has starred in many TV programmes including Murder City, Doctors, Father Brown and Holby City as well as Call the Midwife.

She cut her teeth in the industry at the tender age of 14, when she appeared in Annie. She went on to do other musical theatre roles and Shakespeare plays.

Has Laura Main been in any musicals?

Yes. As well as being a talented actress, Laura also has an impressive voice and has starred in Annie, The Sound of Music and Shrek the Musical.

Was Laura Main in Strictly?

Laura actually won the Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need special back in 2015 with dancing partner, Brendan Cole.  


How old is Laura Main?

Laura is currently 36 years-old

Is Laura Main married?

Although her character, Shelagh, is now loved-up and married to Dr Turner, Laura has recently gone through a break-up from her now ex-boyfriend, Stephen McGlynn.

Where is Laura Main from?

Laura is from Aberdeen in Scotland.

How tall is Laura Main?

5’2 tall.