Jessica Ransom is a British award-winning actress, who achieved stardom with the role of Morwenna Newcross, a surgery receptionist, in the long-running TV medical comedy-drama series “Doc Martin”. She is also known for her work on the comedy sketch series “Horrible Histories”, portraying various characters in this popular comedy sketch series, among other work that propelled her to stardom.
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Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Jessica Ransom was born on the 20th January 1982, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; she hasn’t talked about her childhood, nor revealed the names of her parents and whether she has siblings or not. She acquired her GSCE in Expressive Arts, and A Level Theatre Studies at High Storrs School in her hometown, and then enrolled at the University of Birmingham.
Jessica started writing comedy sketches on her own before making her on-screen debut; she made her first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, displaying her own creations “Million” and “Unsung Heroes”. After this, she soon got an on-screen engagement joining, the sketch comedy “The Armstrong and Miller Show”, for which she also contributed as a writer, remaining in the show from 2009 to 2010.
Rise to Prominence
Jessica struggled in her early career, but then in 2011 she was chosen for the part of Morwenna Newcross, a medical receptionist who became popular for her mismatched colorful outfits. She remained in the show until its end in 2019, featuring in 40 episodes of the award-winning series. In 2013, she featured in episodes of several other popular TV series, such as “Love Matters” and “The Escape Artist” both in 2013, while in 2014 she featured in the TV mini-series “Our Zoo”, as Mrs Polly Ford.
She continued her rise to fame in 2015, when she joined the cast of the popular TV comedy sketch series “Horrible Histories” (2015-2019). This made her extremely popular, and won the BAFTA Children’s Award in the category for Best Performer in 2015. In 2016 she joined the cast of the TV fantasy-comedy series “Zapped”, and through 2018 appeared in five episodes of the TV series.
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Theater Work, Voice Acting, and Other Projects
In addition to her work on screen, Jessica has also appeared on stage; back in 2012 she was featured in the play “Posh”, and the same year also made an appearance in the play “Straight”, performed at the Sheffield Crucible and at the Bush Theatre in London the same year.
Jessica also has experience in voice acting; in 2014 she assumed the voice role of the titular character in the animated series “Poppy Cat”, replacing the original actress Joanna Page.
She also has worked in commercials – her most popular appearance was with Bruce Willis in a Sky TV advertisement, however, the commercial was banned for being misleading, then re-released later with more precise information.
Jessica Ransom Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Jessica is a popular British actress and her wealth has increased a lot in the last few years. According to sources, Jessica Ransom’s net worth has been estimated at around $6 million, as of mid- 2020.
Jessica stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, while she weighs approximately 136lbs ~ 62kgs. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Jessica Ransom Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
Jessica tends not to talk much about her personal life, but some information has been left on sight. She is a married woman and her husband is producer and director Ben Wilson. The couple married on the 25th of September 2011, and since then they have welcomed a son and a daughter.
The family resides in London, England. Jessica has been a participant of the London Marathon four times, the first time in 2012 for Mencap, then two years later she ran for Age UK, while in 2015 and 2017 she ran for Bloodwise.
Jessica’s husband, Ben Wilson is an acclaimed producer and director; his most popular work is the reality TV show “Killer Camp” (2019), among other work.
Jessica and the rest of the cast are awaiting the shooting of the new season of the TV series “Doc Martin”, and the fans are eager for new episodes. The show has turned her into a star, and she has recently talked about her success in the series.
Jessica is a fashionista and unlike many other stars, she rather enjoys her vintage clothes collection, rather than wearing new modern dresses.