Daisy Edgar-Jones as Brenda Wright Lafferty | Under the Banner of Heaven

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Brenda Wright Lafferty

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as "Brenda Wright Lafferty," a daughter of a loving LDS family and bishop Dad, the bright, ambitious Brenda left Idaho for Utah to pursue her dreams in broadcasting. Her life was forever changed when she met Allen in church, fell in love and married into the Lafferty family.

Career Highlights

Edgar-Jones can be seen in her feature film debut Fresh, directed by Mimi Cave, and Where the Crawdads Sing as the titular role of “Kya” based on the novel by Delia Owens.

In 2018, Edgar-Jones shot the independent coming-of-age feature film Pond Life, directed by Bill Buckhurst. She starred as the lead “Marianne” in the adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel Normal People, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. The series was met with acclaimed reviews as was her performance, which earned her IMDb’s Breakthrough STARMeter Award, a Madame Figaro Rising Star Award, a Rose d’Or Emerging Talent Award - making Edgar-Jones the first-ever winner of this award. She was also named as one of Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow” for 2020, the Associated Press Breakthrough Entertainer for 2020 and was selected by The Hollywood Reporter for their Next Gen 2020 list. Edgar-Jones also earned a Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe® and BAFTA TV nomination for her memorable performance.

At the Almeida Theatre, Edgar-Jones appeared as “Zara” in Mike Barlett’s Albion. The play returned following a sell-out run in 2017 and was later dubbed The Telegraph’s “Play of the Year.”

She trained with National Youth Theatre before landing her first role at the age of 17 as a series regular in the ITV British Comedy-Drama Cold Feet alongside James Nesbitt. Her other TV credits include Silent Witness (BBC), Outnumbered: Christmas Special (BBC) and Gentleman Jack (HBO/BBC). Edgar-Jones can also be seen in War of the Worlds (Canal Plus) opposite Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern.

Denise Gough headshot wearing a blue and white striped shirt standing outside

Denise Gough

as Dianna Lafferty

An adult convert to Mormonism, she is fiercely committed to her family and faith, and proves to be a dedicated sister-in-law to Brenda.