Alice HowarthFind out which of the Call the Midwife cast are the proud mums, from Helen George and Jessica Raine to Fenella Woolgar
If there's one thing the Call The Midwife cast is well versed in - it's babies. Yes, the actresses not only act out birth scenes and infant aftercare but they actually have to undergo some midwifery training before they start filming. We wonder when it came to giving birth to their own children, then, whether they felt they had it totally down. From Jessica Raine to Helen George, Jenny Agutter to Vanessa Redgrave, here's who is mum to who…
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One of the longest standing actresses on the show, Helen George has played Trixie since the series began in 2012 and is a firm favourite with fans. She's also the first to give birth to a Call The Midwife baby - after finding love with her co-star, Jack Ashton, who plays Tom Hereward, in 2016. They welcomed their first child in September 2017 and named her Wren Ivy.
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If you're a there-from-day-one fan of Call The Midwife you'll remember Jessica Raine as the lead character, Jenny Lee, in series one to three. The actress welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Tom Goodman-Hill in early 2018. The couple started dating in 2010 after they met while co-starring in a play and married on 1 September 2015.
Another there-since-the-beginning actress, Jenny Agutter has been playing Sister Julienne for almost eight years. Married in real life to Johan Tham, a Swedish hotelier, the couple share one son, Jonathan Tham, born on Christmas day 1990.
Dorothy Atkinson played the character of Jane Sutton from 2012 to 2013. She has one son with her husband, Martin Savage.
The legendary Vanessa Redgrave has narrated Call The Midwife since 2012. The English actress is a mum-of-three: she had daughters Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson with her first husband, filmmaker, Tony Richardson and later welcomed a son, Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero with Italian actor, Franco Nero. Tragically, Natasha, who was married to Liam Neeson, died in a skiing accident in 2009.
The beloved Sister Monica Joan, played by Judy Parfitt, has also featured in the series since 2012. Judy, 83, has one child in real life, David Steedman, with her husband Tony Steedman who sadly passed away in 2001.