Miranda Raison at Shakespeare's Globe, 2013.
|Born||Miranda Caroline Raison
18 November 1980
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England
|Spouse(s)||Raza Jaffrey (m.2007-2012, divorced)|
Miranda Caroline Raison (born 18 November 1980) is an English screen and stage actress.
Miranda Raison was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Her father, Nick Raison, is a jazz pianist and her mother, Caroline Raison  read the news for Anglia Television. She is the great-granddaughter of Thomas William Coke, 4th Earl of Leicester, the great-niece of Thomas William Edward Coke, 5th Earl of Leicester and the niece of Timothy Raison. Her parents divorced when she was five years old and from the age of nine she attended several boarding schools, including Gresham's School, Felixstowe College and Stowe School.
TV and theatre
In April 2007, during a break from filming Spooks, she appeared in Doctor Who, Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks as Tallulah, a show girl whose opening scene involved dancing and singing to a musical number for which her father played the piano background as part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Raison played the title role in Anne Boleyn, a new play by Howard Brenton (who had also been involved in scripts for BBC's 'Spooks') which premiered at Shakespeare's Globe on 24th July 2010, to high critical acclaim. In the same Shakespeare's Globe season she also played Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII by William Shakespeare.
Raison returned to Shakespeare's Globe in 2011 to reappear in the title role of the award-winning Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton (see above) following the sell-out performances of 2010. This run was also to full houses.
From October 2011 Raison starred in The River a new play by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood) alongside Dominic West. Tickets became "the most sought-after theatre tickets in London" after rave reviews. (Directed by Ian Rickson)
Raison played Anne Faulkner in the theatrical version of Strangers on a Train. Based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, it ran from November 2013 to February 2014 at the Gielgud Theatre and was produced by Barbara Broccoli.
In 2014 Raison appeared in six episodes of "24: Live Another Day".
She plays golf and is a member of the Aldeburgh Golf Club.
She doesn't drink alcohol.
|2002||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Ros||TV series (2 episodes: For the Sake of Elena, part 1 + 2)|
|2005||Spooks||Jo Portman||TV series (37 episodes: 2005-2009)|
|Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo||Svetlana Revenko|
|2006||Land of the Blind||Daisy|
|2007||Doctor Who||Tallulah||TV series (2 episodes: Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks)|
|Totally Doctor Who||guest||TV series (1 episode)|
|Plus One||Linsey||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2010||Married Single Other||Abbey||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Apache: Air Assault||Lieutenant Sandra Lansing||Video game|
|2011||Dragon Age II||Cassandra Pentaghast, Varania, Dulci de Launcet, Additional Voices||Video game|
|Sugartown||Emily||TV serial (3 episodes)|
|Renegade Ops||Natasha||Video game|
|Death in Paradise||Megan Talbot||TV series (1 episode)|
|Merlin||Isolde||TV series (2 episodes)|
|My Week with Marilyn||Vanessa|
|2012||Dirk Gently||Kate||TV series (1 episode)|
|Blades of Time||Ayumi||Video game|
|The Secret World||Zaha, Rada Nastase, Aveline Belmont, Additional Voices||Video game|
|Sinbad||Lara Assuage||TV series (1 episode)|
|Vexed||DI Georgina Dixon||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2013||Lewis||Dr Stella Drew||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway||Millie|
|Thomas & Friends||Millie||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2014||Silk||Harriet Hammond||TV series (6 episodes)|
|24: Live Another Day||Caroline Fowlds||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Dragon Age: Inquisition||Cassandra Pentaghast||Video game|
- Anglia Newsreaders - Profile of Caroline Raison
- "Jo Portman - Spooks (UK) Characters". ShareTV. 2002-05-13. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- "Doctor Who (David Tennant and Billie Piper) - News". BBC. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- Ian Wylie (2010-03-12). "Married Single Other: Miranda Raison | Manchester Evening News". menmedia.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- Miranda Raison at the Internet Movie Database
- "The spies who loved each other; SPOOKS STARS' BIG SECRET".
- "My perfect weekend: Miranda Raison".