Miranda Raison

Last updated 09 January 2020

Miranda Raison
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Miranda Caroline Raison

Born: Tuesday 18th November 1980 (age: 43)

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Miranda Caroline Raison is an English actress.

Born in Burnham ThorpeNorfolk, her father Nick Raison is a jazz pianist and artist, while her mother Caroline read the news for Anglia Television. She has two brothers and two sisters: Ed (who is a member of the Lost Levels), Rosie, Sam and May. Her parents divorced when she was six years old, and her father remarried and lives in Suffolk. She attended Gresham's School, Felixstowe College and Stowe School.

Raison trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

She is best known for her role as Jo Portman in the BBC One television drama series Spooks in which she appeared between 2005 and 2010.

In 2005 she appeared in the four-part BBC Radio 4 comedy series Deep Trouble as Petty Officer Lucy Radcliffe.

In April 2007, she appeared in two episodes of Doctor WhoDaleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks. Her character Tallulah was a show girl, whose opening scene was on stage dancing and singing to a musical number�her father, Nick Raison, played the piano background as part of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. She was a guest on the second series of Totally Doctor Who in episode 4. She has also voice acted in two Big Finish Doctor Who Audios titled: "The Davros Mission" and "The Wreck of the Titan (audio drama)".

In 2007 she appeared in the Channel 4 series Comedy Showcase of six episodes of Plus One, alongside Duncan JamesRory Kinnear and Nigel Harman.

In 2010 she starred in the ITV1 comedy-drama Married Single Other. Raison played the title role in Anne Boleyn, a new play by Howard Brenton which premiered at Shakespeare's Globeon July 24, 2010, to much critical acclaim.

She returned to the BBC1 in Sugartown, a three part comedy/drama, aired on BBC1 in 2011, and again in crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise.

She returned to Shakespeare's Globe to re-appear in the title role of the award-winning Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton (see above) through July and August 2011 following the sell-out performances of 2010. She played the role of Isolde in fourth series of the BBC drama Merlin, which began airing in October 2011. She appeared in episodes 12 and 13 "The Sword in the Stone" Part I and Part II.

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