Jessica Ransom is a British actress, best known for her role as medical receptionist Morwenna Newcross in the ITV drama (2011-present). Doc Martin She won a  Children's BAFTA Award in 2015.
Early life and education
Ransom was born in
Sheffield, England. 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."  
From 2009 to 2010, she appeared in various side characters in the sketch show
. In 2011, she appeared in the television improvisation show The Armstrong and Miller Show Fast and Loose. 
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. 
From 2015 to 2016, Ransom appeared in series 4, 6 and 7 of
. In 2015, she won the Children's BAFTA Award for her role as Mary, Queen of Scots in Horrible Histories Horrible Histories.  
In 2017, Ransom wrote an episode of
called "Live and Let Cry." Danger Mouse 
Since 2011, Ransom has appeared as
Morwenna Newcross, Doc Martin's medical receptionist in the ITV drama Doc Martin. Her character is known for her mismatched colorful outfits.  
Ransom's stage work includes the 2012 revival of
. Posh Also in 2012, Ransom appeared in the  D.C Moore play, at the Straight, Sheffield Crucible and then at the Bush Theatre in London. In 2014, Ransom voiced the role of  the titular character in the second season of , replacing the original voice actress, Poppy Cat Joanna Page.
Ransom lives in London. She is married to producer and director Ben Wilson and they have a son.
Ransom has run the
London Marathon four times, in 2012 for Mencap, in 2014 for Age Uk and in 2015 and 2017 for Bloodwise.  
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