Laura Solon exploded into public consciousness at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe with her sensational debut show. She played to sell out crowds and received glowing reviews for her writing and performance, and became only the second woman ever to win the Perrier Award. She is now undeniably one of the rising stars of the comedy world.
A subtle, brilliant writer and extremely versatile actress, Laura is able to turn her hand to a diverse range of hilarious characters and voices. Her comedy is dark and distinctive, crammed with acute observations and killer one-liners.
Laura has written and starred in her own TV show Laura, Ben and Him (ITV2) and three series of her radio show Talking and Not Talking (BBC Radio 4 and BBC Audiobook), as well as appearing in Harry and Paul Series 1 and 2 (BBC One), and Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1), for which she also contributed as a writer. Laura also has a host of radio credits under her belt, including ‘Wordaholics’ (BBC Radio 4) and ‘Bob Servant’ (BBC Radio Scotland). Laura recently recorded new improv series Fast and Loose (BBC Two) from the creators of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ and ‘Mock the Week’.
In 2011 Laura co-wrote and starred in the short film Tooty’s Wedding which won awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), LA ShortsFest 2011, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and New York Friar’s Club. A feature version of the film is now in development. Laura has also recently signed a script development deal with ABC.