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Where the Call the Midwife cast are now: From Line of Duty to The Crown and even an Oscar nomination

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As we steady our for another brilliant episode of Call The Midwife, we thought it’d be fun to look at what happened to the stars of the show who have left the BBC One drama behind.

From Line of Duty and The Crown, to Taskmaster and even an Oscar nomination – yes, you read that correctly – former Call The Midwife cast members have been making waves in the entertainment industry since leaving Nonnatus House behind.

And are we really surprised? The award-winning TV favourite strikes just the right balance between tear-jerking travesties and heartwarming sentimentality – the perfect training ground for any actor.

To find out what Jessica Raine, Emerald Fennell and Charlotte Ritchie got up to after stepping back from Call The Midwife, keep on reading…

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Jessica Raine

When the show first aired in 2012, Jessica hit our screens as the main character, Nursing Jenny Lee.

Considering the program is based on the memoirs of her character, it was hard for fans to imagine how the show could continue without Jessica when she left after the third season. Especially as each episode begins with the soothing wisdom of older Jenny (voiced by Vanessa Redgrave).

Nevertheless, the show did continue. Meanwhile, Jessica thrived. She appeared in season two of the BBC’s hit police drama Line of Duty, playing DC Georgia Trotman.

She later went on to star as Tuppence Beresford in Partners In Crime (2015) and played Alison Laithwaite in The Last Post (2017).

Most recently, she played Genevieve Taylor in the BBC One series Baptiste (2019).

Jessica also got married after leaving the show – wedding fellow actor Tom Goodman-Hill in 2015. In 2019, she gave birth to their son.

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Emerald Fennell

The velvet voiced actress played the lovable Patsy Mount during her time in Call The Midwife. The story of her secret same-sex relationship with Delia Busby was one that struck a chord with many viewers.

Since her departure, you will have probably seen Emerald starring in none other than Netflix phenomenon, The Crown. She gave a stunning performance as a young Camilla Parker Bowles alongside Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana).

You might not have realised, but Emerald has been making real waves in the industry behind the camera too. She was head writer for the second series of Killing Eve – for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Speaking of awards – Emerald has only gone and landed herself an Oscar nomination! She is in the running for Best Director at the 2021 Academy Awards for her work on Promising Young Woman.

Emerald’s partner is director and producer, Chris Vernon and the couple have a son who was born in 2019.

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Charlotte Ritchie

Charlotte played Barbara Hereward in Call The Midwife and her heartbreaking exit from the show will be one that stays with fans for a very long time.

Since leaving the show, Charlotte has appeared in several TV favourites including: Dr Who, Death in Paradise, McDonald and Dodds and Feel Good.

She’s also a contestant in the latest series of Taskmaster.

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