28 October, 2016
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I have Laura’s television movie A COUNTRY WEDDING for you. Here she plays the part of Catherine, a pretty vacuous Fasionista actress who wants the perfect wedding to her intended groom, Bradley played by Jesse Metcalfe who currently stars on the Hallmark Channel’s new series Chesapeake Shores also starring actor Treat Williams. You just knew from the opening scene Catherine was a piece of work. In the wedding dress photography scene one could almost expect Catherine to break out in a chorus of Madonna’s Material Girl. Yeah, right! An alternative to the story, Bradley goes back home to see to his affairs there and Catherine comes with him. Seeing the pluses of decompressing from such a vacant life, Catherine takes off the Daenaerys Stormborn wig and decides to live there with her beloved. I don’t know, just something a little less formulaic I suppose. Too funny was also Lauren Holly as Margaret, Catherine’s wedding planner. Lauren was in two other projects with Laura, that of MOTIVE where Laura played ADA Samantha Turner, and also ALPHAS where Laura played Nina Theroux. It’s so nice to get back to business.

 27 October, 2016
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After a bit of a thought on it, I’ve decided NOT to remove the site. I started this as a tribute to Laura and her work. And I’ve had some contact with some of her fans thanking me for the work, and due to one person’s nonsense I’m not going to let that all go to waste. So if you guys are still with me, I’m here for the long haul.

 25 October, 2016
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Laura’s latest episode of VAN HELSING for you. My gosh Rebecca is a little vixen. The website Fangs for the Fantasy had this to say about Laura as Rebecca, “Ominous sexy vampire….” I’m in total agreement. I’m still waiting for more of Rebecca and for her story to be told. This episode was directed by Canadian actress Amanda Tapping. Amanda is well known for her ten years on the SciFi series Stargate: SG-1 as Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. Great to see Amanda moving behind the camera. This episode was very good and the whole ambiance is pretty thick in terms of colour.

 22 October, 2016
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I have the screencaps from one of Laura’s Canadian-made movies. In SIGHT UNSEEN Laura plays the part of Chloe Brooks, a bit of a femme fatale who becomes involved in an investigation into a murder. Since this site is not a spoiler free zone or anything of the nature, because the film is over five years old and to me anything that has aired or been released is fair game, but Laura plays a real naughty piece of work. Good acting though on her behalf and that of Kevin McNulty who played the part of a detective investigating Chloe. McNulty is a favourite of mine as he played the part of Mel Ivarson on the CBC drama Arctic Air starring Canadian First Nations actor and activist Adam Beach. I’m still in a bit of a fog as to who did what to who…. I’m going to state, if you’re going to take any screencaps from the site, please give us a link back. Though the screencaps don’t belong to me or to anyone other than the film company, it took some time to record the program, cap, edit and upload. Thank you for your understanding.

 21 October, 2016
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I’m so sorry this update is so late. My computer was just dying on me and I knew I would lose everything on it if I didn’t quickly save it. Fortunately I was able to get everything saved and the computer fixed, which is a good thing because when it was fixed they had to wipe it. May I say thank you to the computer gods? My gosh Laura is not a nice one in this show. She looks amazing while doing it though. What a sexy vamp she is.

 15 October, 2016
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It appears Syfy has renewed Laura’s series VAN HELSING for a second season, this according to Deadline. Not sure where Laura’s character Rebecca is going to come in there….hopefully in the finale for this season she makes it out, but this is indeed good news.

‘Van Helsing’ Renewed For Second Season By Syfy

Four episodes into Van Helsing‘s freshman run, the new action-horror series has been renewed for a second season by Syfy. Production on the 13-episode second season is expected to begin January 2017. The announcement was made by series producer Nomadic Pictures and distributor Dynamic Television.

“We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies,” said Van Helsing writer/showrunner Neil LaBute. “I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.”

After a catastrophic volcano eruption, the last remaining underground vampires rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. Van Helsing is a re-imagination of the timeless Dracula brand and stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson. Episode 5 of the series’ first season airs tonight.

Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio, with Syfy as co-producer. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer LaBute, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television is handling the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.


 15 October, 2016
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Laura has submitted a collage she created to an auction to benefit The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Other artists who have submitted their artwork are Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Bif Naked of the Bare Naked Ladies, and others. Please consider submitting your bid for one of these wonderful pieces for a worthy charity.

 15 October, 2016
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I have Laura’s new episode of VAN HELSING where she plays the sultry vamp Rebecca. She is one bad vampire.

 06 October, 2016
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I have a promo for you from Laura’s upcoming show TRAVELERS where she plays the part of ADA Peckham. No word yet on whether Laura’s part will be long term, or just a guest starring role, but considering that her other show VAN HELSING is also filmed in Vancouver, we could hope we get the double does of Ms. Mennell. Laura is not in this promo. The show debuts on October 17, 2016 on the Showcase network in Canada. Not sure what sort of distribution deal it has in the States. Enjoy.

 05 October, 2016
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Given what one of Laura’s favourite words are, I thought it should be the title of this site. So the official name change is now LUMINOUS :: LAURA MENNELL ONLINE. Laura, this is for you.