Jessica Ransom
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Jessica Ransom

Jessica Ransom
Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009-present

Jessica Ransom is a British actress, best known for her role as medical receptionist Morwenna Newcross in the ITV drama Doc Martin (2011-present).[1] She won a Children's BAFTA Award in 2015.

Early life and education

Ransom was born in Sheffield, England.[1]She studied GCSE Expressive Arts, at High Storrs School in Sheffield, and Theatre Studies at A Level.


After graduating from the University of Birmingham, Ransom did sketch writing and comedy. She appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two pieces: "Million" and "Unsung Heroes."[2][3]

From 2009 to 2010, she appeared in various side characters in the sketch show The Armstrong and Miller Show. In 2011, she appeared in the television improvisation show Fast and Loose.[4]

In 2013, Ransom was in the Sky TV advert with Bruce Willis where she was "totally unlimited"; the advertisement was banned for being misleading, but has been re-released with more prominent information on the pricing.[5]

From 2015 to 2016, Ransom appeared in series 4, 6 and 7 of Horrible Histories. In 2015, she won the Children's BAFTA Award for her role as Mary, Queen of Scots in Horrible Histories.[6][7]

In 2017, Ransom wrote an episode of Danger Mouse called "Live and Let Cry."[8]

Since 2011, Ransom has appeared as Morwenna Newcross, Doc Martin's medical receptionist in the ITV drama Doc Martin.[9] Her character is known for her mismatched colorful outfits.[10]

Ransom's stage work includes the 2012 revival of Posh.[11] Also in 2012, Ransom appeared in the D.C Moore play, Straight, at the Sheffield Crucible and then at the Bush Theatre in London.[12] In 2014, Ransom voiced the role of the titular character in the second season of Poppy Cat, replacing the original voice actress, Joanna Page.

Personal life

Ransom lives in London. She is married to producer and director Ben Wilson and they have a son.[10]

Ransom has run the London Marathon four times, in 2012 for Mencap, in 2014 for Age Uk and in 2015 and 2017 for Bloodwise.[13][14]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009-2010 The Armstrong and Miller Show Various Characters
2011 Fast and Loose Herself
2011-present Doc Martin Morwenna Newcross
2013 Love Matters Emily Episode: "30 & Counting"
2013 The Escape Artist Helen
2014 Our Zoo Mrs. Polly Ford
2014-2015 Poppy Cat Poppy Cat Series 2, Voice only (replacing Joanna Page)
2015-2016 Horrible Histories Various characters
2016 Zapped Jess


  1. ^ a b "Interview - Jessica Ransom and the scene within a scene". London Is Funny. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Jessica Ransom Interview". Doc Martin Online.
  3. ^ Williams, Ben (22 July 2010). "Ten Big Questions... Jessica Ransom - Comedy". Time Out London.
  4. ^ Jones, Alice (18 August 2011). "Jessica Ransom: Unsung Heroes, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh". The Independent.
  5. ^ "Bruce Willis Sky advert banned". BBC News. 14 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Children's Performer in 2015 Winner: Jessica Ransom Horrible Histories". British Academy Children's Awards. 2015.
  7. ^ "Ben Miller and Jessica Ransom explain secret to success of Horrible Histories at Bafta Children's Awards". Daily Echo. 22 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Live and Let Cry, Series 2, Danger Mouse - Credits". BBC. 2017.
  9. ^ Reilly, Elaine (3 September 2015). "Revealed: Love is in the Portwenn air in the new series of Doc Martin (Video)" (Includes video interview). What's on TV. Time Inc. UK.
  10. ^ a b Welch, Tricia (24 September 2017). "Doc Martin actress Jessica Ransom on fashion secrets and wardrobe crisis". Daily Express.
  11. ^ McNulty, Bernadette (16 April 2012). "A constellation of future stars". The Daily Telegraph.
  12. ^ Gardner, Lyn (28 November 2012). "Straight - review". The Guardian.
  13. ^ Martin, Lara (23 April 2017). "Keep an eye out for these celebrities running the London Marathon". Daily Mirror.
  14. ^ "TV preview: Doc Martin". Yorkshire Evening Post. 14 September 2017.

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