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Much-loved British drama series Doc Martin has been a fond favourite of many since 2004. The central character of Martin actually originated in the 2000 comedy Saving Grace, but a series dedicated to the character emerged four years later.
Dominic Minghella’s show aired from then up until 2017 for an impressive eight seasons, but fans were still keen to drop into Portwenn even after so many episodes. The series’ return has been anticipated for ages now, but fortunately, it arrived back on screens in September 2019.
The new series sees the titular character facing down the troubling uncertainty of his career, having to prove to others that he’s still fit for the job by undertaking refresher courses and the like. As you’d expect there are new faces to drop in and join the fold, but the old favourites are still making an impression…
Doc Martin: Morwenna
The Doc’s receptionist Morwenna Newcross has been a bit of a fan-favourite for a while now.
The character has been a recurring presence since 2011, and the 37-year-old British actress actually appeared on the show as another character all the way back in 2004!
She played the Wedding Reception Dancer (uncredited) in the episode ‘Gentlemen Prefer’. However, she tackled the role of Morwenna for the first time in the 2011 episode ‘Dry Your Tears’.
In an interview with Bradford Zone, the actress said: “I’ve learned a lot about medical matters working on Doc Martin. You never know when it might come in useful one day. I wouldn’t rely on me too much in a crisis, but it does make you think about it.”
She’s great in the role, but it isn’t the only one she’s impressed audiences with.
Jessica Ransom: Movies & TV
There’s plenty more where that came from!
The actress first appeared to audiences – according to IMDb – in a short comedy film called The Fishdance Kid (she played Molly).
She later played a range of characters in the sketch programme The Armstrong and Miller Show; she appeared across twelve episodes between 2009 and 2010. Her next role came in the 2013 TV series Love Matters (Emily) and she also played the role of Claire in BBC Comedy Feeds and Helen in The Escape Artist that very same year.
Beyond that, she’s appeared in the 2014 BBC series Our Zoo (Mrs. Polly Ford), Poppy Cat (titular voice), Defending the Guilty (Nessa) and Zapped (Jess). Most notably, however, she’s portrayed numerous characters on the immensely popular Horrible Histories TV series, and took the role of Drusilla in the 2019 effort Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans.
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If you’re a fan, head over to the Gram!
You can find her Instagram profile over at @jess_ransom; she currently has 650 followers.
There are so many great snaps to scroll through, and some really stellar ones if you’re a fan of her work on Horrible Histories. Similarly, you can find her on Twitter at @jess_ransom.
We look forward to seeing what she does next, but for now, we hope you’re enjoying the new crop of Doc Martin episodes!
In other news, is Mo Gilligan married?