Laura Way studied Art (performance and multi-media) and graduated with honours from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2000 and became a broadcast assistant on South East Radio’s breakfast show before focusing on a professional acting career. Throughout the past seven years, Laura has appeared on numerous TV and film productions, including HBO’s The Tudors, RTE’s The Clinic, Bitter Sweet, BBC1′s The Silence, Foyles War, A Film With Me In It, and Anton.
She has worked with many well-known actors and directors like Dearbhla Walsh, John Carney, Ian Fitzgibbon, Janet Traynor, Cathy Brady, Neil Jordan, Gerard McSorely, Douglas Henshall, Sam Neill and Mark O’Halloran, to name but a few. In 2007 she co-directed Craig Wrights stage play Orange Flower Water with her father, Michael, and in 2009, she wrote and directed her first short film Sugar Stick, which had its world premiere at the LA Shorts Fest. It played in numerous festivals around the world, including Boston Irish FF, Kerry FF, and Foyle FF, and went on to win ‘Best Comedy Short’ in The New York International Film Festival and The Slamdance Anarchy Online short film competition.