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Call the Midwife star Megan Cusack has a very famous family - details!

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

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Call the Midwife welcomed a new pupil midwife into their midst for season ten, and it already feels like Nancy Corrigan, played by Megan Cusack, is part of the Poplar family! But did you know she has a very famous family in real life? Find out more... 

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Megan, is the niece of Jeremy Irons and theatre star Sinéad Cusack, and 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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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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Megan will play Nancy 

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Megan previously 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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Watchmen star Jeremy Irons is Megan's uncle

"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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