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]

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
2015-2016 Horrible Histories Various characters
2016 Zapped Jess


External links

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