Lara McDonnell Wiki – Biography
Lara McDonnell is an Irish actress. She is known for playing Captain Holly Short in Artemis Fowl. She has also had roles in The Delinquent Season (2018) as Alannah, Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016) as Young Anne, and Love, Rosie (2014) as Rosie.
After working together on Disney’s Artemis Fowl, Dame Judi Dench proclaimed the then 14-year-old Irish actor Lara McDonnell to be “the real deal.” Costar Josh Gad agreed with Dench and felt that McDonnell was “nothing short of a revelation.” Director Kenneth Branagh was so taken with McDonnell’s “tremendous” performance in Artemis that he invited her to gain some work experience on his subsequent film, Death on the Nile.
After a nine-month audition process, McDonnell landed the role of Captain Holly Short, an elven reconnaissance officer within the recon division of the fairy world’s Lower Elements Police (L.E.P.Recon). Since Short answers to Commander Root (Dench), McDonnell was, understandably, intimidated by the thought of working with an actor of Dench’s stature. However, Branagh devised a clever way to ease his female lead’s nerves prior to shooting with Dench.
“Any actor who’s never worked with her before might just be a little intimidated because she is the legend that is Dame Judi Dench,” McDonnell tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I couldn’t believe she was standing in front of me, and I remember one of the ADs happened to hug me because I began to tear up just a little bit. After that, Kenneth Branagh brought us into a room where we made berry cakes with her. It was such a bizarre yet wonderful experience in that we got so comfortable with her. We were able to talk with her after making these berry cakes together. It was definitely a brilliant way of becoming more relaxed around her.”
Lara McDonnell Age
Lara McDonnell was born on 7 November 2003, in Dublin, Ireland.
Lara McDonnell stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).
Lara McDonnell has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million.