Lara McDonnell (born November 7, 2003) is an Irish child actress who played Matilda in Matilda, West End between 17th March 2015 and 19th March 2016.
- Matilda as Matilda
- Joseph as Children's choir member
- Love, Rosie as Young Rosie Dunne
- “Artemis Fowl “as Captain Holly Short
- Lara's first performance was on March 17, 2015; her final performance was on March 19, 2015.
- During her run Lara shared her role with Evie Hone, Anna-Louise Knight, Matilda Shapland, Violet Tucker and Lizzie Wells.
- On December 22rd 2016, Lara served as emergency cover for the role of Matilda on the 22nd December 2016 when a significant portion of the cast, including all four then-current Matildas, fell ill to an unknown illness.
- She holds the distinction of being one of the only former Matildas to perform such an emergency cover, along with Emily-May Stephenson.
- Lara is from Dublin, Ireland and is the first ever Irish Matilda.