Call The Midwife
Meet the megahit BBC1 period drama’s latest recruit, plus the favourites who are leaving...
Check out this lovely first snap of Call the Midwife’s new signing Leonie Elliott as elegant and witty Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to feature as a regular character in the hit BBC1 drama. Lucille’s arrival will reflect how Caribbean nurses supported the growing NHS in the 1960s.
Leonie, whose credits include Lenny Henry’s BBC1 drama Danny and the Human Zoo, joins in the seventh series, which will air in 2018.
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that stars Bryony Hannah (nun Cynthia Miller), Emerald Fennell and Kate Lamb (nurses Patsy Mount and Delia Busby) have quit the series ahead of its seventh run.
‘With new mums ranging from a stripper to an Asian child bride, series seven sees our beloved Nonnatus House team stretched to the limit as they face medical, social and emotional challenges,’ says writer Heidi Thomas.
But before that, this year’s Christmas special, which guest stars ex-eastenders favourite Anita Dobson, will see the nuns and midwives experience the coldest winter for 300 years.
Fresh face: leonie elliott as lucille anderson