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Call the Midwife introduces new star Megan Cusack - and she has a very famous family!

Find out more about Megan's role in the hit show 

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Call the Midwife is set to welcome a new pupil midwife into their midst, Nancy Corrigan, who will be played by Megan Cusack, and we can't wait to see her in action!

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Chatting about her role, Megan, explained: "I think Nancy is a fab character. I love her. She definitely doesn't have a filter. She is erratic and not great with her studies. So when I was first reading the character description to my dad, he was like, 'Oh, so you’re not typecast at all!' He found it hilarious and said, 'That'll be easy for you!'

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"There's a lot more to her than she gives off when you first meet her, which is really exciting. Especially as an actor, it's thrilling to watch the progression of your character. I didn't know what was going to happen when I first started playing Nancy. And so that was probably one of the most exciting bits about it."

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Megan will play Nancy 

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Megan, who is the niece of Jeremy Irons and theatre star Sinéad Cusack, also revealed that there is midwifery in her family! She said: "My grandma was actually a midwife, and she's a big fan of the show. So when I got a part in it, she was the first person I told. She's delighted. She's over the moon that she's going to watch me as a midwife!" 

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Watchmen star Jeremy Irons is Megan's uncle

Chatting about her first day on set, she added: "Everyone's so gorgeous that I was put at ease straight away. Everyone's so warm and giving and welcoming. So I really enjoyed it. But I got home and I was absolutely wrecked. I felt like the day hadn't really happened because it was all so mad. But no, it was amazing." 

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