MA History of Art, 1998
From Aberdeen to Call the Midwife
Laura Main is best known for her role as Sister Bernadette or Shelagh Turner in BBC drama Call the Midwife. Born and bred in Aberdeen, Laura has gone on to become a ‘well kent face’ on our TV screens, having had many roles before her ongoing role as Sister Bernadette . Here we find out about Laura’s journey From Aberdeen to Call the Midwife.
Born in Aberdeen, Laura remained a home bird for many years, studying at Hazlehead Academy, taking dance lessons at the city’s Danscentre and then going on to study history at the University of Aberdeen.
At the age of 14 Laura first took to the stage playing the role of Annie in a local Phoenix Youth Theatre production, followed by many other starring roles as she progressed through her school years. On leaving school Laura joined the University of Aberdeen studying history and joining the University of Aberdeen’s musical theatre society, Treading the Boards. Here Laura cemented her love for musical theatre and upon graduation decided to head to drama school and enrolled at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Laura has gone on to become a household name starring in British favourites such as Monarch of the Glen, Holby City and of course Call the Midwife which she has now starred in for 8 years.
Laura has kept busy with other projects away from Call the Midwife, including touring the UK as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical last year. Laura often returns to visit her parents in Aberdeen and continues to engage with the University when time allows.