Raison in 2014
|Born||Miranda Caroline Raison
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England
Miranda Raison (born 18th November 1977) in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk is an English screen and stage actress. Her mother, Caroline Raison (née Harvey), read the news for Anglia Television, and her father, Nick Raison, is a jazz pianist. She is the granddaughter of cricketer Max Raison and the niece of politician Timothy Raison. Her parents divorced when she was five years old. From a young age she attended several boarding schools, including Gresham's School, Felixstowe College and Stowe School.
Raison's breakthrough role was as Jo Portman (2005-2009) in the BBC One television drama series Spooks (also broadcast under the title MI-5). In the same year as she joined Spooks, she appeared alongside Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's film Match Point and in Land of the Blind playing the daughter of Ralph Fiennes's character. In April 2007 she appeared in the Doctor Who episodes "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" as Tallulah, a show girl whose opening scene involved singing to a musical number for which her father played the piano background as part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Also in 2007 she appeared in six episodes of the Channel 4 series Comedy Showcase Plus One alongside Duncan James, Rory Kinnear and Nigel Harman.
In 2010 she 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 24 July 2010 to high critical acclaim. In the same Shakespeare's Globe season Raison also played Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII by William Shakespeare.
In 2011 she returned to BBC1 in Sugartown and Death in Paradise and portrayed the warrior Isolde in the fourth series of Merlin. Raison also returned to Shakespeare's Globe in 2011 to reappear in the title role of Anne Boleyn.
From October 2012 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.
In 2014 she appeared in six episodes of 24: Live Another Day.
In August 2015 she joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in The Winter's Tale and Harlequinade which ran at the Garrick Theatre from October 2015 until January 2016. Raison played the wife of Kenneth Branagh's character in both plays.
She plays golf and is a member of the Aldeburgh Golf Club.
Raison supports Kings Lynn Town Football Club.
|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)|
|2008||Exit Strategy||Wife / Eve Klammer||Short film|
|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 (voice)||Video game|
|Sugartown||Emily||TV serial (3 episodes)|
|Renegade Ops||Natasha (voice)||Video game|
|Death in Paradise||Megan Talbot||TV series (Series 1 Episode 4 Missing a Body?)|
|Merlin||Isolde||TV series (2 episodes)|
|My Week with Marilyn||Vanessa|
|2012||Dirk Gently||Kate||TV series (Episode 1)|
|Blades of Time||Ayumi (voice)||Video game|
|The Secret World||Zaha, Rada Nastase, Aveline Belmont, Additional Voices (voice)||Video game|
|Sinbad||Lara Assuage||TV series (1 episode)|
|Vexed||DI Georgina Dixon||TV series (Series 2 - 6 episodes)|
|2013||Lewis||Dr Stella Drew||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway||Millie (voice)|
|2013–present||Thomas & Friends||Millie (voice)||TV series (6 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|
|2015||Spotless||Julie Greer-Bastière||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Sonia Armstrong||Pre-production|
- "Anglia Newsreaders - Profile of Caroline Raison". thetvroomplus.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Sharon Feinstein - Showbiz - Miranda Raison". sharonfeinstein.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Spooks star's new mission in Suffolk". suffolkmag.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Jo Portman - Spooks (UK) Characters". ShareTV. 2002-05-13. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- Miranda Raison at the Internet Movie Database
- "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.
- "Jez Butterworth play The River wows at the Royal Court". 29 October 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- Keslassy, Elsa (23 June 2014). "Tandem and Canal Plus Unveils International Cast of 'Spotless'". variety.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Hello/Goodbye". Hampstead Theatre. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- AlloCine. "Spotless sur Canal Plus : une saison 2 en développement !". allocine.fr. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Spooks actress Miranda Raison is set to star in The Winter's Tale". independent.co.uk. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "My perfect weekend: Miranda Raison".